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Seddons expands family law division with accomplished partner Kate Ryan appointment

Seddons expands family law division with accomplished partner Kate Ryan appointment


London-based law firm Seddons has strengthened its Family team with the recent addition of experienced Partner, Kate Ryan

With nearly two decades of expertise in family law, Kate's arrival marks a significant milestone in Seddons' ongoing commitment to growth and excellence in client service.

Prior to joining Seddons, Kate Ryan served as a Partner at IBB Law for seven years, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a substantial client following to her new role. The appointment aligns with Seddons' strategy to meet increasing client demand, positioning the firm as a key player in family law within the West End.

Neil Russell, Partner and Head of Family at Seddons, expressed excitement about the continuous expansion of the family team, stating, "With Kate’s arrival, we have added three new partners in the last six months, and look forward to adding Kate’s knowledge, experience, and client following to the team."

Kate specialises in divorce and financial settlement agreements, covering a broad spectrum of family law matters. Her expertise extends to issues such as protecting wealth, prenuptial agreements, arrangements for children (including cases with cross-jurisdictional elements), and trust of land act claims related to cohabiting parties. Notably, she also works on cases involving coercive control, an area that earned her a nomination as Family Law Partner of the year by Lexis Nexis in 2020.

Reflecting on her decision to join Seddons, Kate Ryan noted the firm's distinctive openness and energy. She highlighted the widespread commitment to prioritise and grow the family practice and the firm as a whole. "This is something I am excited and proud to be a part of, especially during a period of such transformation for the firm," said Kate.

In her approach to work, Kate emphasises a holistic perspective, assembling a comprehensive team of support for her clients when necessary, including accountants, pension experts, and coaches. As an advocate for coaching alongside addressing relationship or family breakdowns, Kate enables clients to navigate their future equipped with the tools needed to make informed decisions and move forward.

Having also trained and qualified as a mediator in 2013, Kate Ryan holds a reputable position as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500. Simon Ross, Managing Partner at Seddons, expressed his pleasure at having Kate join the team, emphasising her invaluable expertise and predicting her vital role as the Family practice continues to grow.

Seddons' strategic focus on attracting top-tier talent, coupled with Kate Ryan's extensive experience, positions the firm as a leading player in family law, dedicated to providing comprehensive and client-centric legal services.