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Expertise
Katie offers structured, practical and commercial advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the law.

She can regularly be seen in Court and is experienced in dealing with a variety of hearings including applications, C(C)MCs, FT and MT trials and Inquests. In terms of written work, her logical approach makes her particularly good at advising on claims involving complex causation issues. This is especially relevant for professional, including medical, negligence claims. She has much experience representing NHS Trusts and regularly advises both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence claims. Additionally, she receives instruction in cases involving alleged negligence by solicitors, surveyors, conveyancers, insurance brokers and architects.

Katie has had considerable success in Clinical Negligence claims.
Education

  • Worcester College, Oxford University to study Philosophy, Psychology and Physiology

  • GDL: Distinction (highest in year)

  • BPTC: Outstanding (highest in year)

Recent cases
(1) Chaudhry; (2) Ashraf v (1) Suchdev; (2) Aviva

Representing the Defendant, successfully appealed a costs order regarding the application of QOCS. HHJ Lochrane agreed with the Defendant that the Second Claimant, himself only bringing a claim for vehicle damage, did not have the benefit of QOCS protection. This provided important clarification to the law regarding the application of QOCS when there are joint claimants bringing a claim.

T v NHS Trust.

Delayed diagnosis of cancer claim against an NHS Trust. The claim involved the complex issue of retrospectively staging cancers through pathological and radiological staging methods.

B v C Ltd.

£500,000 breach of contract claim involving Data Protection elements against a previous employee of a care home. Finding of fraud obtained against a process server engaged by the claimant following evidence being heard at a preliminary issue. Cross-examination effectively elicited evidence to the effect that the documents confirming service had been fabricated.

Inquest touching on the death of A.

Represented the family in an inquest involving complex medical issues arising out of a patient death following CPR in ICU.

J v Met Police.

Providing ongoing advice to the police in a complex case brought by an individual claiming for multiple occasions of unlawful arrest and malicious prosecution following a protest, together with breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998. The claim also involved issues of Human Rights law under the Convention.
Awards

  • Oxford University: Exhibition Scholar

  • GDL Major Award, Gray’s Inn

  • BTPC Denise Pannick Award, Gray’s Inn, 3 Raymond Buildings

  • DuCann Memorial Scholarship for winning the Gray’s Inn Moot Competition 2014

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