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‘Bright and incisive… a star of the future,’ says one barrister of Katie O’Callaghan, a senior associate who joined Boodle Hatfield as a trainee.

Known for excelling on complex financial points, she is currently acting as lead associate on several highly contentious divorces. She tells Spear’s that the value of assets involved in a divorce is not always the main issue. ‘Often it’s the complexities of the structure of the award… that causes the most difficulty,’ she says. ‘Some clients are resolute that they don’t want to issue court proceedings at all and they have managed to reach an agreement they’re happy with…

Then we get the other end of the spectrum, where you have a spouse who would rather pay lawyers money than pay their ex-spouse money.’

Katie O’Callaghan
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