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Kate Thomas


Kate is a Partner and the Head of our Family & Matrimonial Department. She is one of Wales’ most highly regarded Family Lawyers.

Kate has been a Partner at Harding Evans since joining 8 years ago, having been a Partner at her previous firm for 10 years. She is both a member of the Advanced Family Panel and Children Panel. Her most recent application for renewal of her Children Panel Membership was commended by the Law Society as an excellent application.  Kate has also been ranked as a “leading individual” by the prestigious Legal 500 Experts Directory.

Kate has a career of some 27 years specialising in Family Law for 25 years. Her expertise is in Matrimonial, Financial Remedy Proceedings and Private Law Children Proceedings and is an excellent choice if children issues overlap with separation or divorce.  She has acted in relation to high value complex and high profile cases including cases which have involved celebrity clients including the wife of a high profile sports star and a well-known actor. She has immense experience and a phenomenal reputation in her field.

Kate has been recognised as one of the ‘Top 10 Influential Family/Matrimonial Lawyers‘ in Wales.

Kate Thomas is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.

‘A really safe pair of hands for high-value financial remedy and private children work, team head Kate Thomas combines a truly empathetic manner to her clients, with a meticulous knowledge of her practice area.

Recognised as one of the leading family law firms in the Gwent area but with a reputation that transcends the local geographical environs, the four-strong Newport-based team at Harding Evans LLP provides a ‘helpful and responsive service’ across a range of private family law matters, including as it relates to high-value and complex matrimonial disputes’.

‘Kate Thomas is extremely capable, proactive and displays an excellent attention to detail’.

Legal 500 2022


Kate Thomas is head of the firm’s family department and is noted for her work on complex financial remedy proceedings, including those involving overseas assets, agricultural land and pension complications.

“Kate Thomas is extremely approachable, responsive and considerate. She provides straightforward and realistic advice and has a thorough and meticulous knowledge of family court processes”.

Chambers and Partners 2022 

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