Carly specialises in all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on the resolution of complex issues arising on divorce. She also regularly advises on nuptial agreements and wealth protection.

Carly has extensive experience in financial cases with an international element or those involving trusts or asset holding structures, inherited wealth or businesses, where issues of valuation and liquidity arise. Her clients include entrepreneurs, business owners, landowners, city professionals and their spouses/partners.

Carly is equally adept at resolving complex parental disputes and has extensive experience in dealing with residence, contact, relocation and parental responsibility issues.




After joining Stewarts as a paralegal in 2006, Carly completed her training contract with the firm and qualified into family law in 2009. She was promoted to Partner in 2019.



Accreditations and Memberships

Carly is a member of Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children.


Carly’s recent reported cases include:-



Carly is consistently recognised in all of the leading directories.

She is features in the most recent ‘Top Recommended Family Lawyers’ list of the Spears 500 Wealth Guide and is ranked as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by Legal 500. ‘

She is described as “top-focussed individual and qualities of support and realism for clients of any background or wealth and motivation. This is a skill much in demand with high-net-worth clients.”

Chambers HNW states

  • “Carly is an unsung hero, she is brilliant. Her knowledge of the law is the best, she has judgement anyone would love to have. She is extremely numerate and her understanding of corporate structures and trusts is phenomenal.”
  • “Carly Kinch is ridiculously talented.”

Chambers UK states

  • You would be lucky to have her on your team. She’s a seriously good lawyer, who is bright, tenacious and absolutely amazing with clients”.

Publications and Media

Carly is a regular contributor of articles to legal publications and the wider media, and has provided expert media commentary on family law issues to organisations such as BBC Worklife, The Independent, Sheerluxe and Harpers Bazaar.

Most recently, Carly co-authored the England and Wales section of the Chambers and Partners Family Law 2023 guide.


Away from work Carly enjoys spending time with her family, including two young children.