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