Trusts and divorce; limiting the damage. 24 May 2023
20 Old Bailey
Katharine Landells is a partner in the divorce and family team at Withers LLP. Dynamic and creative, Katharine has huge energy which she puts to use in making positive progress for her clients in some of the most complex and challenging cases. Described by the legal directories as having the 'killer combination' of a 'sense of humor and a razor-sharp intellect', Katharine has almost 20 years of experience in the industry and is singled out among her peers for her ability to design and drive a broad strategy whilst overseeing and honing in on the crucial detail.
Fighting their corner with 'intelligence and style', Clients appreciate Katharine's commitment to them as well as her humanity and empathy when dealing with sensitive and difficult issues. Whilst she is no stranger to big-ticket litigation, with a string of reported cases to her name, her experience in those tough cases is put to good use for all of her clients to achieve positive results. Katharine is a talented negotiator, working to diffuse conflict and resolve disputes in her client's best interests. She is adept at navigating her clients to out-of-court settlements, avoiding media glare, and collaborating to bring about an agreed outcome.
Ranked in Chambers UK, Legal 500, and Spears Top 50, clients have 'utmost confidence in Katharine and her strategy', describing her as 'incredibly bright, flexible, with a work ethic to be admired, dedicated to her clients and creative'.
Her clients are typically founders, business owners, decision-makers, and their partners. She has a track record of dealing with the most financially and emotionally complex of cases, especially those with an international angle, those involving privately held businesses, or where there are trusts or other sophisticated asset structures. She is regularly instructed in connection with UK and International nuptial agreements and highly contested children matters as well as cases concerning the international relocation of children.
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