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Kate Legh

Call 2018

klegh@2tg.co.uk

+44 (0)20 7822 1200

Overview

Kate accepts instructions across all of Chambers’ areas of practice. She is particularly interested in clinical negligence, personal injury, employment, commercial and insurance disputes.

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.

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.

Clinical Negligence

Kate has experience of a wide range of clinical negligence work. She has drafted pleadings and assisted in advising and negotiating in claims in respect of delayed diagnosis, mis-diagnosis, experimental treatment and cosmetic surgery.

Kate accepts instructions in all areas of clinical negligence work.

Employment

Kate has worked on a 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. She 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.

While on pupillage, she gained particular experienced of commercial disputes in the fields of insolvency, insurance and property damage.

Insurance

Kate has gained experience drafting pleadings, negotiating and advising in a range of insurance disputes. She recently worked on a large, international coverage dispute which raised issues of foreign law and the scope of the policy in the context of a natural disaster.

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 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.

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.

Property Damage

Kate has experience of a wide range of property damage work. She has assisted in drafting, advising and negotiating in respect of cases involving subsidence, dry rot, flood and fire damage, as well as construction and insurance disputes.

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