Kate Wilson appointed to be Deputy District Judge

Park Square Barristers are pleased to announce that the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has appointed Kate Wilson to the position of Deputy District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit.

Kate Wilson represents Ministry of Justice at complicated article 2 inquest

Kate wilson represents Ministry of Justice at complicated article 2 inquest

An inquest was held at Hull Coroners Court over a period of eight days into the death a 27 year old prisoner with a significant history of mental health issues, who hanged himself in his cell overnight on 20 July 2017.


Kate Wilson was recently instructed on behalf of the family of a patient who died after undergoing surgery for a left peri-prosthetic hip fracture following a fall. The Deceased, aged 54, sadly died in Medway Maritime Hospital three days’ post-surgery after developing a paralytic ileus (a type of intestinal blockage or pseudo-obstruction caused by a malfunction of the nerves and muscles in the intestine and is a common side effect of trauma or surgery).

The Human Rights Act 1998 – anticipating Covid-19 claims

This is the first in a series of articles considering the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA’) and the Covid-19 pandemic. The first group is designed as a general reminder/ overview of claims under the Human Rights Act 1998, in particular claims arising from alleged breaches of Article 2 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Article 2 and Care Home Deaths: Maguire v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde and ors [2020] EWCA CIV 738

The Court of Appeal, in their judgment handed down on 10 June 2020, considered the engagement of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights in inquests relating to the deaths of those who lack capacity or who are otherwise vulnerable and reside in state supported accommodation such as care homes and who die in circumstances where there are deficiencies in their medical treatment and care which may have contributed to their death.

Strong PSQB presence at drowning inquest

Tom Gent, Kate Wilson, Giles Grant and Naomi McLoughlin all appeared to represent interested persons at a recent inquest into the death of a boatman who was working at the site of the Flood Alleviation Scheme on the River Aire in October 2017.