Kate joined 7BR in October 2019 following successful completion of her pupillage, during which she was supervised by Susannah Johnson (Family and Civil), Luke Blackburn (Crime), and Adam Walker (Clinical Negligence and PI).
During pupillage Kate obtained experience across chambers’ practice areas. She has appeared in the County Courts in small claims, fast track trials and civil applications. Her criminal work has included magistrates court trials and appearances in the Crown Court. She has had extensive experience in the Family Court, appearing in private child and finance disputes and acting for parents, local authorities and children’s guardians in all stages of public care proceedings including contested final hearings. She has also appeared in matters invoking the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court in relation to deprivation of liberty orders for children in care.
Kate holds degrees in English Literature from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA) and King’s College London (MA). She completed her LLB at Queen Mary University of London, where she achieved the top result in her year in both years of study. She completed the BPTC (Outstanding) at BPP Law School.
Before coming to the Bar, Kate worked at the British Institute of Human Rights, where she undertook research informing organisational positions on domestic human rights issues, especially surrounding mental health and mental capacity (particularly the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS). She also volunteered at two law centres, and represented appellants in welfare benefits tribunals. Before commencing her law degree, she worked as an academic administrator and co-founded a London-based literary magazine.
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