Katie Chew


Katie trained and works exclusively in family law and advises clients across a broad range of family law issues. Her experience covers divorce, civil partnership dissolution and financial matters following the breakdown of relationships, pre and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes, adoption, surrogacy, as well as acting for mothers, fathers and grandparents in disputes relating to children. This includes issues relating to with whom the child should live, the time they spend with the other parent, and applications to Court when one parent wishes to move abroad or internally with the child. Katie has worked on a number of cases involving international elements and cross-border disputes.

Thank you for your assistance and understanding of my situation and being patient as I negotiated what has been very difficult couple of months. I’ve been very impressed by your competent and understanding approach at each stage.
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Katie Chew was a pleasure to work with, her approach to my legal issues was extremely professional, thorough whilst remaining friendly and approachable throughout. I had total confidence in her advice.
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Ms Chew was also easy to contact at all times and consistently understood my needs. I would highly recommend her and would have no doubt in availing her services again if needed.
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Working with Katie has been an absolute pleasure within what has been a really tough time for both my son and me.
She has always been very professional in her work making sure everything was correct even if that meant going through something two or three times but at the same time always being there to listen to my troubles. In working so very hard she got me the best result I could ever ask for and I couldn’t thank her enough!! She has done her very best in her work to provide my son and me with what will hopefully be a better way of life. Katie would always be my first choice if I was to ever need help again!
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Prior to joining Rayden Solicitors, Katie was involved in a number of reported cases including:

  • B (A child) (Habitual Residence) (Inherent Jurisdiction) EWCA Civ 886 – acting for the biological mother in an application to return the child to the jurisdiction made by a non-biological parent.
  • SR (A Child : habitual residence) [2015] EWHC 742 (Fam) – acting for the father in cross-border children matter.
  • L v C (Applications by non-biological mother) [2014] EWHC 1280 – acting for the non-biological mother in an application for a declaration under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.
  • Re G (Children) [2014] EWHC 2605 (Fam) – acting for the prospective adoptive parents in an application for recognition of Brazilian adoption orders.
  • Re WT [2014] EWHC 1303 (Fam) – acting for the parents seeking a parental order following an international surrogacy arrangement.

Katie is a member of Resolution and CALA, the Child Abduction Lawyers Association.

Katie trained at a niche family law firm in London, Goodman Ray, where she qualified in May 2015.

Katie can meet clients at either the St Albans office or the Berkhamsted office.

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Jacqui Meeks / Personal Assistants


Katie is supported by Jacqui.

Jacqui works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am – 5.30pm