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Kate Lacey

Meet the team

Specialist areas of expertise

Kate provides expert legal advice on the following areas:


Kate started working in Family Law in 2001 whilst training for her CILEx qualification, she then qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive in 2006.  Kate completed her solicitor conversion at De Montfort in Leicester in 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2015, continuing to work in Family Law throughout her studies.

Kate joined Hart Reade in January 2021.

Kate is a member of Resolution, a collaborative lawyer and has also trained as a mediator with National Family Mediation.


Kate is a highly skilled solicitor and extremely experienced in dispute resolution. She prides herself on being a good listener and is often described by her clients as very caring.


Kate’s approach with her clients is honest and fair. She is regarded as very approachable and empathetic.

We cannot thank Kate enough for all her hard work, professionalism, knowledge and guidance through what has been a very stressful time. Always a delight to meet with Kate face to face or speak on the phone. She always had time for us and her advice has been invaluable. Everything about this service was excellent and without doubt would use her again if we needed to and certainly have and will recommend her to others.

Kate was very approachable, honest and practical assessing my needs and ways to move forward in a sensible manner with a view to keeping costs to a minimum.

Areas of practice

Support staff

Tracey Britcher