Katharine Ferguson
Called to the Bar in 1995

Katharine Ferguson has specialised in matrimonial finance and private law disputes involving children for over 25 years and has been ranked in Legal 500 for many years.

In addition to referrals from solicitors, Katharine welcomes instructions direct from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme.


  • Family


  • Family law: Matrimonial finance, private law children and domestic abuse

For a more detailed guide to Katharine’s work, please go to her detailed Family Law profile.


...my sincere thanks for the superb representation that you provided me during one of the most emotionally difficult periods that I have faced. Your grasp of the detail and organisation of the facts were truly impressive.

Katharine has been shortlisted for Family Law Junior of the Year
Legal 500 Bar Awards 2024

Ranked as a leading junior (tier 1) for divorce and financial remedy & for children and domestic violence.
Legal 500 2024

Katharine is good at detail and has an excellent desk-side manner putting clients at ease. She is a skilled barrister and is a highly respected member of the legal community both by her peers and the judiciary.
Legal 500 2023

Katharine is always fully prepared and her attention to detail is absolutely spot on.
Legal 500 2022

Katharine has a very thorough approach to all cases and is always incredibly well prepared.
Legal 500 2021

Thorough, well-prepared and a very effective advocate with excellent client skills
Legal 500 2020

She has a very keen eye for detail and a reassuring manner
Legal 500 2018

Personable with clients and assertive in court
Legal 500 2017

Experienced in divorce, TOLATA and children matters
Legal 500 2016

Very tenacious and meticulous
Legal 500 2015



Katharine Ferguson has specialised in matrimonial finance and private law disputes involving children for over 25 years.


  • Financial orders on divorce: ranging from cases in which there are businesses, overseas property,  pensions or other significant assets to those in which family finances are more limited.  Cases have involved allegations that assets have been concealed or dissipated, arguments about the significance of pre-marital assets and concerns about the capacity of vulnerable elderly spouses.
  • Child arrangements orders (formerly residence and contact): including where there are concerns about drug or alcohol abuse, domestic abuse, implacable hostility, alienating behaviours or mental health.
  • Relocation of children: both when a parent wishes to move from one part of the country to another and when or a parent wishes to remove a child from the jurisdiction to live overseas or for holidays.
  • Specific issue orders and prohibited steps orders: including choice of school or home education.


MA, Oxford


  • Family Law Bar Association