Welcoming Katelyn Gottschling to Chambers as a new tenant - Jan 2023
Katelyn accepts instructions in all areas of children law. She has appeared before the courts at all levels up to and including the High Court, and has a particular interest in cases with an international element.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Katelyn worked in the family department at a Band 1 firm (Public Law and Cross-Border Disputes), before joining another London-based Band 1 firm (Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth). Katelyn assisted on a wide range of children cases before the High Court, spanning public, private and international law. These include Re L (A Child)  EWHC 3707 (Fam) and RJ v Tigipko  EWHC 448 (Fam).
Katelyn has completed the FLBA Vulnerable Witness training programme.Children (Public Law)
In public law proceedings, Katelyn is regularly instructed in cases involving chronic neglect, mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic and physical abuse and where there are concurrent criminal proceedings. She regularly acts for parents, guardians, and local authorities, at all levels up to and including the High Court.
Katelyn has experience in drafting threshold documents and advising upon the merits of seeking findings and reviewing the relevant evidence.
Katelyn has also been instructed to appear in FDAC proceedings.
Katelyn is regularly instructed in private children law cases involving relocation issues, allegations of domestic, sexual, and physical abuse and parental alienation, representing clients at Fact Finding and Final Hearings. She also has experience of representing r.16.4 guardians.
Katelyn represents all parties in proceedings concerning applications for Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.