Kate Markus has a public law and human rights practice encompassing a wide range of areas. She acts in cases involving the rights of children and vulnerable adults including community care, mental health (both judicial review and Court of Protection), health services and housing. She also acts in a variety of other public law cases including local government and community issues such as consultation rights and local service provision, and discrimination and equality duties. She has been involved in some of the leading control order cases, and is instructed in other terrorism cases: SIAC and financial sanctions. Recent cases include: RT v LT and A local authority (2010) 13 CCLR 580 (Court of Protection): capacity as to residence and contact; Secretary of State for the Home Department v AP (No 2)  1 WLR 1652 (Supreme Court): anonymity in control order proceedings; Secretary of State for the Home Department v AP  3 WLR 51 (Supreme Court): control order curfew; whether the overall effect of a 16 hour curfew and requirement to live 150 miles from home amounts to a deprivation of liberty; whether the personal circumstances of the individual or his family are relevant; R (B and others) v Worcestershire County Council  3 CCLR 13: closure of adult day care centres; consultation; irrationality; AE, AF, AM, AN v Secretary of State for the Home Department  2 WLR 423: use of closed material in control order proceedings; R (M) v Birmingham City Council  1 F.L.R. 1068: Residence order allowance: legality of local authority policy and of its application; R (Berry) v Cumbria County Council  EWHC 3144 (Admin): Charging for day care centres; consultation; Secretary of State for the Home Department v MB [2008[ 1 AC 440: Use of closed material in control order proceedings under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005; application of and compatibility with article 6(1) ECHR. She was a founding director and Chair of the Public Law Project. Before joining Doughty Street Chambers she worked at Brent Community Law Centre and she was Chair of the Law Centres Federation for a number of years.
Called 1981; Gray's Inn. Publications of note: Co-author of the quarterly review of developments in 'Public Law' published in 'Legal Action'; an editor of the 'Community Care Law Reports'.
Administrative Law Bar Association; Housing Law Practitioners Association; Discrimination Law Association.
Manchester University (LLB)