Katherine Lauder RWK Goodman

Katherine Lauder

Partner | Head of the Bath Children and Domestic Abuse Team

Children Disputes | Domestic Abuse | Family | Family Dispute Resolution | Injunctions and Emergency Remedies | International Family

About Katherine

Katherine is head of the Bath Children (Private Law) and Domestic Abuse Team.

Having qualified in 2005, she is an experienced family solicitor who specialises in complex cases involving children as well as cases involving domestic abuse.

Katherine represents parents, grandparents and other family members as well, as children both directly and via Children’s Guardians. Katherine is an Accredited Resolution Specialist who has been ranked in both Chambers and the Legal 500.

Katherine's specialisms
  • Children.
  • Child Arrangement Orders relating to living and contact arrangements, parental responsibility, Specific Issue Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders.
  • Internal relocation and leave to remove from the jurisdiction. Jurisdictional issues.
  • Special Guardianship Orders.
  • Domestic abuse and violence – Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders.
  • Advising whilst individuals are engaging with mediation.
  • Advising and representing individuals throughout the Court process.
  • Advising and representing individuals throughout Arbitration.
  • Acting for the Official Solicitor where client’s lack capacity and/or are vulnerable.

"A consummate professional who goes the extra mile to find a solution".

Chambers 2021

“Her cases are prepared meticulously and with a refreshingly realistic approach. Katherine is committed and empathic. She is an impressively diligent lawyer. Throughout all of my dealings with Katherine, she is consistently clam, kind and compassionate”.

Chambers 2022

“Katherine is outstanding. She is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and supportive”.

Chambers 2023

“Deep sense of compassion and understanding”.

The Legal 500 - 2022

“Next generation Partner” “The team has an excellent talent-pool, comparable to any ‘elite’ London family law firm”.

The Legal 500 - 2023


  • Law Society
  • Resolution – Accredited Resolution Specialist
  • Resolution trained all issues Family Mediator – not currently practising
  • Association of Lawyers for Children

Katherine has also commented in the Financial Times: protecting against an increase in maintenance to an ex-wife

"...I don't have enough words to sum up how grateful I will always be for her. If you have a complex divorce and / or your children need to be protected - Katherine is your person!"

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