Katherine specialises in children cases, in particular those with an international element. Her expertise covers all cross-border disputes involving children, with a focus on international relocation cases. Katherine also has a great deal of experience in child abduction matters (both Hague and non-Hague), and of representing children as their Solicitor Guardian. In addition she has significant experience in representing clients in proceedings under the inherent jurisdiction, international adoption, and in cases involving the registration and enforcement of foreign contact orders. Katherine also advises on domestic disputes involving children, and on issues relating to fertility and surrogacy.
Katherine was shortlisted for Family Law Associate of the Year at the 2018 Family Law Awards.
In the Legal 500 2020 she is said to be ‘destined in time to become the leading private law children’s lawyer in London’. She is described in the Legal 500 2018 as ‘amongst the most able of solicitors: clients feel totally in safe hands’ and also in the Legal 500 2017, ‘Solicitor Katherine Res Pritchard (“who genuinely cares for her clients”) is recommended.’
Katherine has an undergraduate degree from King’s College, London in Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. She completed her CPE and her LPC, both with Distinction.
Katherine has co-authored several articles in legal journals including:
Katherine was interviewed in 2015 by BBC Radio 3 Counties, speaking about Child Abduction.
Katherine began her training at a leading niche family law firm, and qualified into their Children Department. She joined Vardags as a Senior Associate, and is now a Director.
Katherine is a native Greek speaker.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys running, reading and cooking, and spending time with her family in Greece.
“Destined to become the leading private law children’s lawyer in London.”
“I am grateful they were on my side. They were remarkably caring and attentive to me during a difficult period, which really helped.”Client
“You have my highest appreciation. The quality and attention to detail is as high as I could have hoped for and the result is... very strong.”Client
“I liked [Katherine’s] team from the get go but there is something special [about] seeing the realisation of [their] efforts.”Client