Kate accepts instructions on public law and regulatory matters, particularly in the field of healthcare and cases involving injury or deaths at work.
Kate is an experienced inquest advocate and has recently been appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (formerly known as Treasury Counsel) which reflects her experience in particular with Article 2 and jury inquests.She regularly represents interested persons at inquests involving deaths in custody, medical malpractice, mental health issues including self-harm, and substance misuse. She has a range of experience which includes pre-inquest reviews; short, natural causes deaths and complex cases lasting multiple weeks.She has particular interest in cases involving vulnerable individuals who are at risk of psychiatric harm.Kate is also available to represent bereaved families and those individuals who are made interested persons due to their professional roles.
Her experience of road traffic claims, personal injury and clinical negligence cases in the County Court, often on behalf of NHS Trusts, insurers or various State Departments, is invaluable in inquests regarding fatal road accidents, complicated medical issues, emergency responses or prison service instructions and local procedures.
Kate is also instructed in civil actions arising out of inquests, including those concerning alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998 or the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and she is able to offer continuity of representation.
Kate is instructed to provide advice and representation on behalf of regulatory bodies including the Care Quality Commission.
Kate may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.