Harry Gates has been a practising family law barrister for over two decades, focusing on the financial consequences of relationship breakdown. Along with fellow barrister Samantha Woodham, he co-founded The Divorce Surgery, the first service in the UK to enable separating couples to share one family lawyer (www.thedivorcesurgery.co.uk). He is recognised as an expert in his field by the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Spears and the Tatler HNW guide.
Harry writes regularly about why divorcing couples should be empowered to work together, rather than against each other, and has contributed to numerous Government and Judicial consultations on the future of Family Justice. Harry and Samantha have now combined their expertise to write a book about how couples can divorce well, called ‘The Divorce Surgery: The Art of Untying the Knot’, published by Harper Collins in April 2022. It is an accessible blueprint for separating well, but also provokes a wider conversation around why we, as a society, treat divorce as a failure, and why that has to change.