Partner, Mental Health Solicitor
Kate qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and is a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.
She is a prominent solicitor within the field of forensic mental health law.
Kate specialises in the representation of clients detained in medium and high secure hospitals and acts on behalf of a number of clients who attract media attention.
Kate has extensive experience in representing clients who are deemed to be lacking in capacity and advising family members.
Listed as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers 2013 and in 2011 Kate’s work was recognised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group when she was a finalist for the Mental Health Lawyer of the Year Award.
Her nomination followed an important case considering Tribunal practice, AH v West London Mental Health Trust  UKUT 74 (AAC) & AH v West London Mental Health Trust Upper Tribunal  UKUT 264 (AAC) where she acted for the appellant in a case where the Upper Tribunal considered whether the First-tier Tribunal erred in refusing a patient’s application for it to sit in public in a mental health case.
Kate is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association Committee. She provides training on behalf of the Association in delivering the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation course.
Kate has written articles for national newspapers and broadcast on national television on mental health issues.