Katy Vernon-Asimeng Family

Call: 2009

Introduction

Katy read French and German at Keble College, Oxford. She has experience of teaching languages both abroad and in the UK and, as a graduate, she worked for a multinational oil corporation before doing her law conversion course.

She won Manchester Metropolitan University’s mooting competition whilst studying for her Graduate Diploma in Law and received a major scolarship from Middle Temple to study the Bar Vocational Course.

Katy secured pupillage upon completion of the BVC and joined Chambers as a tenant in 2011. Her main pupil supervisor was Heledd Williams (Family) and she followed Tim Green and David Griffiths during her criminal and civil rotations.

Since taking on her own cases, Katy has appeared regularly in the Magistrates’, Crown and County courts. She is approachable and client-focused, with excellent conferencing skills and experience of mediation as a means of dispute resolution.

Qualifications and Appointments:

BA in French and German- Keble College, University of Oxford

Graduate Diploma in Law- Manchester Metropolitan University

Bar Vocational Course- Manchester Metropolitan University


Family Finance Team

With regard to disputes regarding matrimonial assets, Katy has a keen eye for detail and processes large amounts of complex information quickly.  She approaches cases from a commercial perspective, whilst giving clear and practical advice to clients at all stages of the litigation process.

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Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse

Katy has experience of dealing with protracted proceedings involving disputes over residence and contact. She has dealt with many cases where guardians have been appointed due to the complexities of the issues being considered and has represented parents and guardians in such cases.

With regard to domestic abuse, Katy has represented clients in findings of fact and in applications for non-molestation and occupation orders which have involved serious allegations.

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Public Law Care and Adoption

Katy has dealt with a variety of public law proceedings ranging from preliminary hearings such as applications for emergency protection orders and interim care orders to final hearings involving adoption without consent. She is accustomed to dealing with clients who find themselves in highly stressful situations and clarifying litigation for them as much as possible.

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