Catherine Thomas joins Vardags as a director, having previously been a partner in a leading family law firm in Lincoln’s Inn. Catherine is recommended in the independent review of the legal profession, The Legal 500, as being “highly rated by clients”. Clients have described her as having “a deep subject matter knowledge and…excellent judgement”. In 2012 Catherine was shortlisted for the Citywealth New Leader of the Year Award.
Catherine deals with all aspects of private family law with particular expertise in high net worth and complex financial matters arising out of divorce, including those with an international element. She also advises on private children disputes, including international abduction, and on a variety of agreements including pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, cohabitation and surrogacy.
As a trained Collaborative Lawyer, Catherine is qualified to assist clients – who wish to avoid traditional litigation – to resolve their disputes through the Collaborative process. Through careful negotiations during a series of face-to-face meetings with the client, their partner and the partner’s lawyer, Catherine will ensure that both the process and the outcome are specifically tailored to suit that family’s needs.
As a highly-skilled family mediator Catherine is also qualified to assist in the resolution of all types of family dispute through mediation.
Catherine holds an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London. She was born in Pembrokeshire and lives in London.