Old Square Chambers

Katharine Newton QC

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Prior to taking Silk, Katharine was the Chambers & Partners Employment Junior of the Year in 2018. She practices almost exclusively in the field of employment law, and appears regularly in the employment tribunal, the High Court and the appellate courts, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Katharine acts for both employers and employees in every area of employment law including discrimination of all types, whistleblowing, victimisation, unfair and wrongful dismissal, TUPE, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, wages and trade union and industrial disputes. Katharine also has considerable experience of conducting lengthy, complex and high value discrimination claims, including many lasting in excess of 20 days. Katharine's experience encompasses a wide range of sectors, but she has particular expertise in acting for Banking and Financial Institutions, Unions, Media Organisations, NHS Trusts, Higher Education Institutions as well as Claimants holding both senior and junior roles. In addition, Katharine has particular expertise in conducting claims in the civil courts arising out of discrimination in the provision of goods and services.


Called to the Bar 1999 Middle Temple.

QC 2020.

Professional Memberships

Employment Lawyers' Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Industrial Law Society.