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Kate Molan, Associate at Penningtons Manches


Kate is a senior associate based in the London office. She is a trusted advisor to numerous UHNW individuals, family offices and companies, and undertakes international and domestic work. Her international family law work focuses on complex financial issues with a foreign dimension, and she has worked on a number of reported cases, most recently Susan Nancy Baker v Andrew Hartill Baker [2023] EWFC 136. Kate also deals with complex or international children disputes and marital agreements. Leading counsel have described her as ‘faultlessly efficient and an excellent technical lawyer…one of the best solicitors with whom I have had the pleasure of working in recent years’.

She also has experience in providing international strategic policy advice including, most recently, input around the mitigation of hybrid threats in the maritime sector. Kate was instrumental in managing a cross-governmental team of SMEs tasked with the identification and mitigation of sub-threshold challenges. A client has described her work in this area as ‘fundamental to the development and successful delivery of highly nuanced strategic outputs’.

Having completed an MA (Hons) in English literature at the University of St Andrews, Kate completed her legal postgraduate training in London. She joined the firm in 2010 and was promoted to senior associate in 2019. Kate has been featured in The Legal 500 directory and has written regularly for numerous journals on international matters.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the successful husband in Susan Nancy Baker v Andrew Hartill Baker [2023] EWFC 136.
  • Advising on a complex marital agreement involving international assets worth over £1 billion.
  • Advising on a HIgh Court jurisdictional dispute between England and Switzerland.

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