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Kate Legh

Call 2018

klegh@2tg.co.uk

+44 (0)20 7822 1200

Overview

Kate has a broad practice across all of Chambers’ specialisms, with a focus on employment, clinical negligence and commercial disputes. Kate has a particular interest in cases involving issues of jurisdiction and conflicts of law.

Current highlights include acting in a complex, multi-party professional negligence dispute, led by Daniel Crowley and advising an overseas entity in respect of jurisdiction and applicable law.

Kate is instructed as a junior junior in the Brook House Public Inquiry.

In 2018-19, Kate was judicial assistant to Lord Justice Hamblen in the Court of Appeal, where she worked on cases including Merricks v Mastercard [2019] EWCA Civ 674 and Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton [2019] EWCA Civ 40.

Before joining Chambers, Kate graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class degree in History. She then taught History at GCSE and A Level in an Academy in South Croydon on the Teach First Programme.

Employment

Kate has experience in a wide range of employment cases, including those involving bullying, harassment, redundancy, unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. Kate accepts instructions across the full spectrum of employment work and acts for both Claimants and Respondents.

Recent highlights have included acting for the Claimant in a case involving the constructive dismissal and victimisation of a teacher on trade union grounds and representing the Respondent employer in a claim for unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment.

Kate is particularly interested in the overlap between personal injury and employment and recently assisted in advising an employer in a claim brought in respect of workplace stress.

Commercial

Kate accepts instructions across all areas of Chambers’ commercial work. She has particular experience in the fields of insolvency, insurance and property damage.

Insurance

Kate has acted and advised in a range of insurance disputes. She recently worked on a multi-billion dollar insurance arbitration which raised issues of foreign law and the scope of coverage under the policy in the context of a natural disaster.

Clinical Negligence

Kate acts in a wide range of clinical negligence claims, including those in respect of delayed diagnosis, mis-diagnosis, experimental treatment and cosmetic surgery. Kate acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Kate is currently working on cases involving aortic valve replacement surgery, the treatment of a subarachnoid haemorrhage and the traumatic delivery of a baby carried by a surrogate mother.

Private International Law

Kate has worked on a number of cases involving issues of private international law. Particular highlights include assisting in advising in relation to Rome II and the domestic effects of foreign judgments and determining the scope of the Montreal Convention in relation to a personal injury claim in an airport.

Kate is currently instructed on behalf of a foreign hospital in respect of a clinical negligence claim raising issues of jurisdiction and choice of law.

Property Damage

Kate has experience of a wide range of property damage and construction work. She is currently instructed in a complex professional negligence dispute involving the construction of a new-build property, led by Daniel Crowley.

Kate has assisted in drafting, advising and negotiating in cases involving subsidence, dry rot, flood and fire damage, as well as construction and insurance disputes. Kate also has experience of disputes involving Japanese Knotweed.

Kate recently assisted in a large multi-party claim in respect of the disruption of fibreoptic internet cables by long-term building works.

Personal Injury

Kate has experience of a wide range of personal injury work. She has drafted pleadings and assisted in negotiating and advising in a number of high value, multi-party claims. She is particularly interested in personal injury in the employment context.

Kate regularly appears in the County Court in personal injury cases. She recently represented the police in a claim brought by a member of the public for a collision which occurred while a police officer was in the course of attending an emergency.