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Portrait of Kate Leaning
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Kate is an associate in the London family team, and acts for clients on matters involving divorce and financial disputes, often involving high net worth individuals and cases with international elements.

She regularly assists with children matters including child arrangements and internal and international relocation, and cases involving sensitive matters such as domestic abuse.

Prior to working at Penningtons Manches Cooper, Kate was a senior paralegal at a leading litigation-only law firm for four years and worked on high value catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence matters, often involving complex mental capacity and sensitive personal issues.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting with a complex children’s matter involving both child arrangements and international relocation.
  • Successfully acting for the father in an internal relocation matter.
  • Assisting with a sensitive children’s matter involving allegations of domestic and sexual abuse of both the mother and children.
  • Assisting with a high net worth financial dispute involving property and trusts across multiple jurisdictions.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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