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39 Essex Chambers

Katherine Barnes

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Planning - London (Bar)

Up and Coming

Katherine Barnes
Katherine Barnes is recognised as a growing presence at the London Planning Bar and has demonstrated skill in representing local authorities and developers in a range of planning-related challenges.
Strengths: "She gives strategic advice, is very pleasant to work with and is very helpful with the client." "Katherine is a brilliant advocate; she is responsive and hands-on."
Recent work: Acted for a claimant in a judicial review of East Hertfordshire District Council's decision to grant permission for a multi-storey car park in a conservation area.
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Education - London (Bar)

Up and Coming

Katherine Barnes
Katherine Barnes is a public law barrister with a substantial practice in education law. She regularly appears before the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in SEN appeals and claims for judicial review.
Strengths: "She is extremely thorough, has great attention to detail and an exceptional understanding of the core issues in her cases. She is also a pleasure to work with."
Recent work: Acted for the claimants in R (BG and LW) v Hampshire County Council, a claim for judicial review which challenged the council's policy for charging families a financial contribution towards post-16 transport.
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Community Care - London (Bar)

Band 3

Katherine Barnes
Katherine Barnes is adept at handling a wide range of human rights and community care matters. She has experience of representing her clients in judicial reviews and damages claims. She frequently appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court and Upper Tribunal.
Strengths: "Katherine is passionate about the subject and goes the extra mile for her clients." "Katherine is extremely thorough and has an exceptional understanding of the core issues."
Recent work: Acted for the London Borough of Sutton in an urgent nearest relative displacement application pursuant to Section 29 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
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