Kate Clarkson

Called 2011


Kate specialises in Clinical Negligence and Court of Protection work. Kate takes time to understand the minutiae of the case from the outset.

Kate has significant experience in both representing and cross-examining children and clients with learning disabilities and is empathetic and kind. She is able to disseminate information clearly and deal with issues in evidence in a sensitive manner.

Having previously had an extensive childcare practice, Kate has a particular interest in cases involving children and vulnerable adults.

Areas of Expertise

Kate has a significant interest in clinical negligence. She welcomes instructions on behalf of patients, hospital trusts, GP practices and individual practitioners. She is comfortable advising on liability, causation and quantum. Kate is calm and able to negotiate fiercely for her client.

Kate has experience at all stages of proceedings and is accustomed to dealing with expert evidence, and in analysing medical records and ensuring that no detail is missed.

Kate has experience at all stages of Court of Protection proceedings determining health welfare outcome. Kate is regularly instructed in cases involving issues of capacity. Kate is instructed on behalf of local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, families and individuals.

Kate has a particular interest in cases involving non-accidental injury to children, with extensive experience in disseminating expert medical reports, cross-examining experts and considering medical records.

Family Law Bar Association Lawyers For Children North Eastern Circuit Northern Circuit

Leeds Medico Legal Society

Child OW - Complex case involving a child with multiple fractures with undiagnosed Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The case turned upon evidence from a leading geneticist and concluded that evidence of EDS had been present prior to the fractures being sustained.

LLB (Hons) Law, University of Warwick, 2009 Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Leeds, 2011

Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholarship, Chrystal MacMillan Prize for Outstanding Achievement