"Her knowledge is second to none, having been practising in this area for around 30 years. Her sensitive but firm approach is invaluable when dealing with the issues that she does, recognising the importance of family life"
Legal 500, 2024

“Very professional in her approach.”
Chambers 2017

“Experienced in complex children cases, including contact and residence issues and often acts for parents, guardians and local authorities.”
Chambers 2018

"Kate Banerjee is very much the leading child law expert in Leeds,” report interviewees, who further praise her “fantastic manner with clients.”
Chambers, 2020

Head of the Children Team, Kate has over 25 years' experience dealing exclusively with issues relating to all aspects of children law. They include residence, contact, relocation, international child abduction and child protection work.

Kate also has considerable experience in care proceedings and adoption work, representing parents, grandparents, guardians, local authorities and children.

Recognised for her focused, empathetic and discreet approach to clients, she provides a bespoke, tailor made service for each one. Former and current clients, based regionally, nationally and internationally, include high net worth individuals, media personalities and professionals. Her expertise has been called on by national broadcast and media outlets.


  • Residence and contact disputes
  • International child abduction
  • Care proceedings
  • Same sex relationship issues


  • Member of Resolution
  • Member of the International Child Abduction and Custody Unit
  • Law Society Children Panel member
  • Higher Court Rights
  • Founding member of Lawyers for Children
  • Leading Individual Legal 500, 2024

Our Children Team

The reputation of our Children Department in balancing the needs of children and their parents in all scenarios – is unparalleled. Experts in putting children’s interests first, we work with you to ensure their wellbeing, living arrangements, financial security and protection. If you cannot reach agreement through informal negotiations, we will guide you through the options to establish which one is best for you.