Kate Wilson

Year of call:



2010 - University of Manchester, LLB (Hons) (First)

2011 - Nottingham Law School, BPTC (‘Outstanding’)


2012 - Pupil under the supervision of Mark Gargan at No 6, Leeds

2013 - Tenant at No 6

2014 - Qualified to accept Public Access instructions

2014 - Grade 1 Crown Prosecutor

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers


2021 - Deputy District Judge of the North Eastern Circuit

2021 - Assistant Coroner for Liverpool and Wirral

2021 - Director of Pupillage

2021 - Appointment to Attorney General's Regional B Panel of Advocates

2020 - Circuit Junior, North Eastern Circuit

2018 - Appointment to Attorney General's Regional Panel - C Panel of Advocates Bar Pro Bono Unit - Pro Bono Champion


Personal Injury Bar Association

Northern Circuit Chancery Bar Association


2010 - Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship

2010 - Inner Temple Exhibition Scholarship

2010 - R G Lawson Award for Academic Excellence in Mental Health Law

2010 - R G Lawson Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Reform

2009 - R G Lawson Award for Academic Excellence in Child Law

Kate accepts instructions on public law and regulatory matters, particularly in the fields of healthcare, prison and those involving injury or deaths in the workplace.


Kate has a broad experience in the field of healthcare law for almost a decade. She is a thorough and persuasive advocate, navigating complex medical and legal issues in a calm and approachable manner. Alongside her court work she also has a busy paper practice, and is always available to her instructing solicitor by telephone.

Kate’s experience of clinical negligence claims and medical mal-practice cases includes doctors nursing and midwifery, dentistry, care home and healthcare in custody settings. Kate enjoys getting to grips with medical and technical issues in clinical negligence claims, inquests, and healthcare regulatory cases.

Kate has a growing interest in employment disciplinary investigations and proceedings representing healthcare professionals.

Judicial Review & Public Law

Kate represents applicants and public bodies in judicial review proceedings, as well as in a number of specialist tribunals including the Upper Tribunal. She has over eight years’ experience representing victims of violent crime pursuant to the CICA schemes. Kate has a special interest in Judicial Review proceedings concerning coronial law and inquests.

Recent Experience:

  • Providing advice and representation in ongoing Judicial Review proceedings in which it was alleged regulation 3ZA Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999 breaches Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Instructed on behalf of the Legal Aid Agency in the Property Chamber arising out of a dispute in the application of the Statutory Charge;
  • Appeared before the First-Tier Tribunal regarding the application of a particular war pension to social entitlement legislation;
  • In a claim arising out of historic sexual abuse which resulted in the Appellant suffered life-long and debilitating psychiatric injuries, the CICA offered the Appellant an award of £22,000 under the 2001 Scheme. The CICA disputed causation of the Appellant’s continuing symptoms. Special measures were required to enable the Appellant to give evidence. Kate successfully represented the Appellant at the final hearing, resulting in an award in excess of £200,000.

Public Access

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

Contact Kate’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250