Catherine Thomas joins our high net worth team

We are absolutely delighted to welcome the fabulous Catherine Thomas, who is ”widely regarded as one of the top divorce lawyers in the country”, as a partner to Dawson Cornwell on 27th August 2019, bringing our specialist matrimonial, divorce and financial settlement department up to a total of 7 partners.

Having been made a partner at only 26, Catherine is "regarded as one of the best young legal minds in family law" (Management Today), with a "remarkable intellect, formidable legal prowess and client care that is out of the movies" (The Legal 500). 

Catherine Thomas specialises in complex high net worth financial settlements arising out of divorce and relationship breakdown, particularly those with an international element. She has acted in some of the most high profile family law cases, including Al Baker v Al Baker, in which she secured a lump sum of £63 million, believed to be the largest lump sum ever awarded against a spouse after a foreign divorce and Chai v Peng reported in the press as one of the largest divorce awards in English legal history at £64 million. She also acted for Michelle Young in her high profile trial Young v Young, achieving what is thought to be the largest costs order ever made by the family courts.  

She is Top Recommended in The Spears 500 2018, was named in Management Today’s prestigious "35 under 35" list of the country’s highest achieving young business women, shortlisted for Citywealth Inspirational Individual of the Year 2017 and is currently shortlisted for Family Lawyer of the Year, Partner 2019 in the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards. She is ranked in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Citywealth.

She regularly appears on TV, radio, print and online media, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.