Kate McKinlay

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1996 - University of Leeds Bachelor of Arts - English (with Philosophy and Development Studies)

1998 - BPP University (formerly known as BPP Law School) Post-Graduate Diploma in Law

1999 - BPP University (formerly known as BPP Law School) Bar Vocational Course - Very Competent


2001 - Pupil at Zenith Chambers to HHJ Julian Goose QC and Anthony Hajitmitsis

2002 - Tenant at Zenith Chambers, Leeds

2008 - 2010 - Lecturer, BPP Law School

2010 - 2017 - Tenant at Zenith Chambers

2017 - 2019 - Employed Barrister, Government Legal Department

2020 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers, Leeds


1999 - Jules Thorne Major Scholar, Middle Temple

2000 - Jules Thorne Major Scholar, Middle Temple

Kate joins PSQB from the Government Legal Department where she conducted inquests of behalf the Ministry of Justice, most notably on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services. She acted in natural causes and non-natural deaths including those which were self-self-inflicted. As a former personal injury practitioner she also has experience of inquests arising out of non-natural deaths amongst the general public. She accepts instructions to act across the range of coronial law specialisms and represents clients in final hearings, PIRs and by way of written advices when required.

Contact Kate’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250