Katelyn Gottschling


BarristerCall 2016

Katelyn joined New Court Chambers as a tenant in October 2020, following successful completion of her pupillage.

Katelyn is regularly instructed in both public and private children law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Katelyn worked in the family department at Freemans Solicitors, before joining Stewarts Law LLP, a Tier 1 ranked firm for divorce and family practice in the UK. During this time, Katelyn assisted on a wide range of children cases before the High Court, spanning public, private and international law. These include Re L (A Child) [2017] EWHC 3707 (Fam) and RJ v Tigipko [2019] EWHC 448 (Fam).

Katelyn has an LLB from SOAS and an LLM from University College London, in Family Law. During her studies, Katelyn assisted various family law schemes and charities including the BPP Family Legal Advice Clinic and the School Exclusion Project, appearing at the Central Family Court as a McKenzie Friend. Through this work she gained valuable experience assisting litigants in person and advising parties on child arrangements and financial remedies. Katelyn also worked in Cape Town, South Africa assisting refugees with complex inter-linked immigration and family issues.

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) – LLB (Hons)

University College of London (UCL) – LLM in Family Law

BPP University – Legal Practice Course

City University – Bar Professional Training Course

Inner Temple

Family Law Bar Association

Association of Women Barristers

Child Abduction Lawyers Association

Twice awarded the R. S. MacLaughlin scholarship