Kate is a specialist personal injury barrister. She joined Chambers in 1991, having completed pupillage under the supervision of William Featherby QC and HHJ Hornby. She is instructed by claimants and defendants.
Kate had an extended period of maternity leave from November 2001 (on the birth of her 3rd child) until January 2009 (when her 4th child started primary school). She currently works on a part time basis.
Kate accepts instructions across all of chambers’ core areas. She regularly appears in trials, interim applications, CMCs, CCMCs and appeals. She undertakes work on a CFA basis.
Kate’s years of experience mean that she is particularly skilled at negotiating in difficult cases.
In her spare time, Kate is a keen runner and has successfully finished the London and Brighton marathons.
Kate acts in fast and multi track cases in all areas of personal injury law, including road traffic, employers’ liability, public liability and occupiers’ liability cases.
Kate has extensive experience of representing defendants in credit hire matters and has been instructed as trial counsel in claims pleaded in excess of £100k.
She has successfully deployed all of the main arguments in relation to rate, period, enforceability and need.
She has acted in a number of cases concerning allegations of fraud and low velocity impacts.
Kate accepts instructions across the full range of disease work, including asbestos claims, noise induced hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stain injury.
Kate has a developing practice in the field of costs and costs budgeting. She regularly undertakes costs and case management hearings. She is able to make submissions on detailed costs budgeting issues, and issues of principle, without the need for the instruction of a specialist costs practitioner.
University of London: London External LLB (Hons)
Personal Injuries Bar Association