Family Law in Partnership is an award-winning team of specialist family lawyers, mediators, arbitrators and family consultants

Kara Swift



Kara is an associate at Family Law in Partnership. She advises on all aspects of private family law for a wide range of clients.

“I want to help each of my clients select and then navigate the process that is best for them by providing pragmatic advice on the options available and instilling a sense of confidence in their future. I understand the need to be adaptable and can provide effective advice on solicitor led negotiation, mediation and litigation at court.”

Kara’s reported cases include Dobson v Griffey [2018] EWHC 1117 (Ch) in which she represented the defendant in his successful defence against a claim by his former partner for a share of the proceeds of sale of the property in which they had previously lived together. A detailed analysis of this case appeared in the legal publication, LexisNexis.

Kara was named Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year 2019 in the prestigious LexisNexis Family Law Awards, having been shortlisted for the award the previous year too. She was also named winner in the Lawyer Monthly Magazine Women in Law Awards 2019.

Feedback about Kara’s work includes:

“Your help was always reliable and professional which was a great comfort during a difficult process emotionally”

“I’ve felt that you have gone the extra mile. I was very despondent before I walked into our first meeting at your offices but left feeling very positive and more importantly I had total confidence in the company and you as an individual. I felt you were totally the right person to represent me” 

“I have no hesitation in extolling Kara’s professionalism, ability to conduct demanding litigation and skills as a leading solicitor” (from a barrister)

“You have been a huge support, I think beyond the call of duty, and I shall always be grateful for that…..I would have no hesitation recommending you”

“I have been incredibly impressed by all the work you have done on this case, both before and during the trial. The schedule of works allowed us to navigate around a tsunami of invoices and it greatly reduced time and the bundle size. Your notes of evidence, supplied on a daily basis, have been first rate. You have been a pleasure to work with. I am most grateful for all the assistance you have given me, it is much appreciated” (from a barrister)

“Kara is truly epic!”

“Thank you so much for being amazing”

Kara trained and qualified as a solicitor at Taylor Vinters before moving to Family Law in Partnership in 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Reading (Bachelor of Laws (LLB), First Class) where she won the Boyes Turner negotiation competition and was awarded the University of Reading Family Law Prize. Kara achieved a distinction in the Legal Practice Course.

Kara is a member of the Young Adviser Network where she has built strong relationships with wealth managers, international tax advisers and forensic accountants.

Read Kara’s blogs and articles:

“Causing Avoidable Harm” – Cross Examination and the Litigant in Person

Where do Unmarried Couples Stand when they separate? 

Property Rights on Separation – Where do Unmarried Couples Stand?

Property Rights on Separation – Where do Unmarried Couples Stand – LexisNexis Family Law 

Domestic Abuse and Gaslighting

Shared Care: A right or a responsibility?

Are they “gaslighting” you? How to cope with a narcissist in the family justice system

“I just no longer want to be with them”: The call for no fault divorce

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