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October 2, 2019


Chambers congratulates Kate Brunner QC who has been elected by members of the Western Circuit as its Leader. Her three-year term began on 1 October. Kate’s role will include representing the Circuit in negotiations with the Ministry of Justice, and on the Bar Council, chairing the committee of the Western Circuit, and promoting the interests of members of Circuit. She will liaise with the local judiciary, Crown Prosecution Service and other bodies, and will lead Circuit’s provision of training and social events to barristers.

Kate’s usual practice will continue during her term as Leader.

On Kate’s appointment, Adam Vaitilingam QC, Head of Chambers said:

“On behalf of Albion Chambers, I am delighted to see Kate taking up the position of Leader of the Western Circuit. Kate is the first ever member of Albion to be elected to this historic and highly important role, and we know that she will excel in it.”

On commencing her term, Kate said:

“I am delighted to take on this important role. A recent wellbeing survey showed that Western Circuit barristers were the most positive in the country about career satisfaction. I look forward to working with other Circuiteers to make this an even better place to work.”