Call: 1985 | Silk 2006
- Broad Street Bristol BS1 1DR
Broad Street Bristol BS1 1DR
Door Tenant at Albion Chambers; Member at 4 Paper Buildings, London.
For 18 years Kate was based on the Western Circuit practising in all areas of family law, in particular specialising in public law work for local authorities, parents and guardians and private law children work, but also undertaking serious domestic and violent crime for both prosecution and defence.
Since her move to 4 Paper Buildings in 2002, Kate has maintained her practice in all aspects of family law whilst developing a particular interest in children. She continues to represent all parties in public law proceedings, specialising in non-accidental injury (including infant death) cases, neglect and factitious illness behaviour together with cases with considerable foreign, religious and public interest immunity elements. Kate also has a significant practice in private law proceedings, having undertaken a number of important specific issue cases and applications to remove from the jurisdiction, and continues her ancillary relief practice both in London and on the Western Circuit. Kate was appointed Queen’s (now King’s) Counsel in 2006.
Kate has a long-standing relationship with the EC Roberts Centre in Portsmouth providing staff and venues for both short and long-term supported and supervised contact and is a voluntary speaker for the Children’s Society.