Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Employment - London (Bar)
Kate Balmer represents high-profile employers, including government departments and large banking institutions, in all manner of employment matters. Her cases concern a variety of issues including alleged discrimination and whistle-blowing.
Strengths: "She's incredibly thorough; and she is very good at putting clients at ease, particularly nervous witnesses. She has a good feel for the shape of a case and is a very thorough and clear cross-examiner." "She is a responsive and practical barrister, who is quick to understand difficult legal points from a client's perspective and very decisive."
Recent work: Instructed as sole counsel on behalf of Switch Mobility to defend an application for judicial review and interim relief by Unite the Union in relation to the right to strike during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tax - London (Bar)
Kate Balmer is an established junior accomplished at representing the Revenue in a variety of corporate tax cases. Her expertise includes matters involving tax schemes, income tax, corporation tax and employment taxes.
Strengths: "She is good - clear and persuasive."
Recent work: Acted in Whyte v HMRC, an ongoing income and capital gains tax appeal involving the legal issues relating to the valuation of historic properties and conservation deficit.
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Kate has a substantial employment and tax practice and is regularly instructed in the Employment and Tax Tribunals, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court. Kate has appeared in the Court of Appeal without a leader and in the Supreme Court as a junior.
Kate handles all manner of employment cases, including high value unfair dismissal and bonus claims, discrimination, whistleblowing, industrial relations and injunctions. Kate also deals with commercial and tax matters, such as employment status and IR35. Kate's clients include large banking institutions, high street retailers, FTSE 100 companies, government bodies and high profile individuals.
Kate is on the Attorney General's B Panel of Civil Counsel to the Crown.
For more information, please visit https://www.devereuxchambers.co.uk/barristers/profile/kate-balmer
Called 2009. Attorney General's B Panel.
Kate is a contributing author to ‘Discrimination Law’, published by Bloomsbury Professional.