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Kate Jones

Year of call: 2013

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Kate welcomes instructions in all areas of practice including family, human rights and immigration, personal injury, crime and general civil law.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Family law

Kate practises in all aspects of family finance proceedings, including applications pursuant to TOLATA 1996. She represents spouses and co-habitants at all stages of proceedings, including in preliminary issue hearings and final hearings.

Kate regularly acts in all areas of private law children work involving applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders. She has experience in complex cases such as those involving allegation of serious domestic abuse, cases in which a Guardian has been appointed and those with an international element as well as in applications for enforcement.

Kate further acts in injunctive proceedings with experience of urgent, without notice applications. She has acted in cases involving serious allegations of domestic violence and abuse and has conducted multi-day fact finding hearings within Family Law Act proceedings. Kate has experience in representing vulnerable clients.

Immigration

Kate regularly appears before the First-Tier and Upper-Tier Tribunals in asylum, deportation and human rights appeals as well as bail applications.  She advises on merits of both fresh claims and appeals as well drafting grounds for judicial review applications. Kate has experience representing vulnerable clients including victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Personal Injury

Kate is regularly instructed in personal injury matters on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. She often acts in Road Traffic matters and in claims involving credit hire. She advises on liability, causation, quantum, and drafts pleadings. Kate has also worked on complex and high value Personal Injury matters for the Government Legal Department through the Junior Junior scheme.

Criminal Law

Kate appears in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth courts on behalf of clients charged with violent, sexual and financial crime. Most recently she has secured acquittals on charges of assault including domestic violence, possession with intent to supply drugs and burglary.

Property and General Civil

Kate has experience appearing in landlord and tenant and other property disputes in both the county courts and the Valuations Tribunal, including cases involving rent arrears, determination of council tax charges, possession and applications for orders for sale. She has acted for Claimants and Defendants in contractual disputes, debt recovery claims, and enforcement. She also undertakes drafting and advisory work.

Background

Kate studied Law at King’s College, London and was called to the bar by Grays Inn in 2013 as a Prince of Wales Scholar.

Kate has worked previously as a research fellow for Reprieve in New Orleans. She has also undertaken voluntary research posts at the Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town, South Africa; Kayan, an Arab feminist NGO in Haifa, Israel; at the UK Environmental Law Association; the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London and Sisters for Change, a grassroots legal organisation combating violence against women globally.

Kate has also volunteered for the National Centre for Domestic Violence, the City University Pro Bono Clinic and as a Custody Visitor for the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

Qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course, City University London

MA, World History, Birkbeck College London

LLB, Law, King’s College London

Scholarships and Awards

Pegasus Scholar 2018, Inner Temple

Anne Goddard Scholarship, Gray’s Inn

Prince of Wales Scholarship, Gray’s Inn

Human Rights Scholarship, Gray’s Inn

Human Rights Lawyers Association Bursary, City University

Professional memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

Human Rights Lawyers’ Association

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