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Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson
Year of call:
University of Manchester, LLB (Hons) (First)
Nottingham Law School, BPTC (‘Outstanding’)
Pupil under the supervision of Mark Gargan at No 6, Leeds
Tenant at No 6
Qualified to accept Public Access instructions
Grade 1 Crown Prosecutor
No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers
Attorney General's Regional Panel - C Panel Bar Pro Bono Unit - Pro Bono Champion
Personal Injury Bar Association
Northern Circuit Chancery Bar Association
R G Lawson Award for Academic Excellence in Child Law
R G Lawson Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Reform
R G Lawson Award for Academic Excellence in Mental Health Law
Inner Temple Exhibition Scholarship
Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship

Kate deals with all aspects of indemnity disputes including motor, businesses and property. She regularly represents major insurers in alleged civil fraud, low-velocity- impact (LVI) cases, credit hire, and exaggerated personal injury (PI) claims. Kate prides herself on her meticulous preparation and she appears on a number of insurer panels. She is regularly instructed to attend fast-track trials in such matters, in addition to maintaining a busy paper practice.

Kate undertakes work at all stages and is happy to advise on procedure and tactics. She is familiar with representing defendants at contested interlocutory applications including: applications for specific disclosure, applications to strike out, applications to resile from admissions, CMCs, CCMCs, applications regarding medical evidence, and costs arguments. Kate is also regularly instructed in relation to applications regarding Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (“QOCs”) and allegations of fundamental dishonesty.

She is prepared to advise and draft detailed defences in cases where fraud is alleged or imputed, or in suspicious cases where a robust defence is required. Kate is able to complete complex instructions promptly.

Kate has extensive experience in defending credit hire claims. She understands the need to secure robust directions at case management hearings, particularly in cases where the veracity of the hire is in issue, or in cases involving the hire of taxis. Kate ensures that she is always alive to developments in this field, in addition to being very familiar with existing arguments and case law.

Kate provides bespoke training to her instructing solicitors and members of the insurance industry.

Notable case

  • P v Aviva [2016] proceedings struck out for delay and late service of medical evidence; QOCS disapplied at first instance; successfully represented the Defendant on appeal;

Public Access

Kate may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Kate’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250