Kate Mitchell

Senior Associate

Kate has worked exclusively in family and relationship law since her admission in 2019.

Before joining Lander & Rogers, Kate worked as a Legal Associate at the Court for over two years. This experience exposed Kate to the full spectrum of family law matters, including those involving complex financial and parenting issues as well as specialised international family law matters. Kate applies her unique understanding of the nuances of the court system when advising her clients.

When working with Kate you can expect a measured but determined advocate who will take time to listen and understand the needs of you and your family. Kate will guide you through the family law process and work with you to reach a resolution as early as possible, so you can plan for your future.

Prior to working at the Court Kate spent six months studying International Law and Business at the ZHAW School of Management and Law in Zürich, Switzerland.


Kate's areas of expertise include assisting clients in Australia and overseas with:

  • property settlements ranging in asset pool size and method of outcome, including negotiated matters and litigated matters
  • drafting binding financial agreements for couples at all stages of their relationships and for asset planning purposes
  • spousal maintenance
  • parenting arrangements for the care of children, including children at risk and family violence matters
  • international matters including international financial matters, international abduction matters (also known as Hague Convention matters) and relocation matters
  • child support
  • divorce applications.

Career highlights

Kate's career highlights include:

  • successfully running proceedings in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia which related to seeking injunctive relief against the acquisition of another business and considering and valuing significant and complex business and personal assets
  • successfully obtaining an order for sole parental responsibility and sole time on an undefended basis for an at-risk child in circumstances of significant mental health and family violence issues and concerns regarding international child abduction
  • successfully assisting a client to obtain a property settlement where one party was residing overseas and the parties had assets both in Australia and overseas
  • representing a party in court proceedings to prove the existence of a de facto relationship within the meaning of the Family Law Act.

Client feedback

"After many years of marriage, I sadly was faced with a complicated and stressful financial separation. I was very fortunate to have Kate Mitchell and her team behind me to help me understand and navigate through the legal system. At times it became overwhelming but Kate was always there to assure me I would get through the process. Kate’s attention to detail particularly when compiling pre-court documents was extraordinary. I am so grateful to Kate and her team at Lander & Rogers for their professionalism and support during the whole process."

"I found myself in legal matters that were stressful and very emotional. During this time I was given the most supportive and professional team and I could not imagine going through these legal matters with any other team. They remained on the ball at all times. The advice was always spot on and the end result was the best result I could have obtained. The standard of service, advice and support was of the highest quality. I am grateful I went through this with a legal firm that could cover all areas of expertise and prepare timely and accurately on short notice deadlines. The expertise of all involved was excellent at all times. The patience was exceptional as I navigated the legal system for the first time. Thank you sincerely for your exceptional legal services. Particularly Craig Henderson and Kate Mitchell for steering the team and choosing the right path and strategic planning and team members including all office support staff."

"I am writing to express my gratitude for the exceptional work you've done on my case. Your dedication, professionalism, and expertise have been invaluable throughout this challenging process. From the very beginning, I knew I was in capable hands, and you exceeded my expectations at every turn. Your attention to detail, clear communication, and strategic guidance made a world of difference in navigating this legal matter. You made what could've been a very stressful and overwhelming experience remarkably smooth and manageable. Once again, thank you so much for your outstanding legal support, and I have the most confidence in recommending your services to anyone in need of exceptional legal representation."

"I just can’t thank you all enough for everything you’ve done to help! I’m sorry, I feel like thank you isn’t enough but I really thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have made this possible and it wouldn’t have happened without you! I will be forever thankful."