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23 Essex Street

Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC

LONDON, WC2R 3AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7413 0353
Fax:
Fax 020 7413 0374
DX:
148 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.23es.com
London, Manchester

Kate Lumsdon

Tel:
Work 020 7413 0353
Email:
23 Essex Street (Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC)

Position

Kate Lumsdon is a senior junior of 20 years’ call who has practised on the Western Circuit for many years and now works primarily in London.  Kate prosecutes for CPS London’s Special Casework Unit and the RASSO (Rape and Serious Sexual Offences) Unit in London, Hampshire and Berkshire.   She defends serious sexual offences, violence, complex fraud, money laundering, corruption and a wide variety of other offences across the country.

In 2011, Kate led for the defence in one of the first prosecutions under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Her lay client, the owner of a care home, was prosecuted following an investigation by the Care Quality Commission for neglecting her elderly clients, or “service users”.

Kate has particular experience in dealing with cases involving young children, both as witnesses and as defendants. She has regularly conducted cases with intermediaries, both for prosecution witnesses and for the defendant where disabilities meant that participation in the trial process was otherwise impossible.

Career

Called 1993; Middle Temple.

Member

Middle Temple - Blackstone Scholar, Western Circuit - Wine Treasurer, Criminal Bar Association - Executive Committee Member, Bar Choral Society - Trustee.

Education

BA (Hons) (Manc); CPE (Lond).


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – 2018 silks

Kate Lumsdon QC - 23 Essex StreetHer understated style of cross-examination is remarkably potent.

Within: Crime (general crime)

23 Essex Street appears on both sides of cases, including prosecution in a number of serious sexual offence cases. In 2018 Kate Lumsdon QC, Eloise Marshall QC and Rossano Scamardella QC all took silk. As far as work highlights are concerned, John Price QC and Madeleine Wolfe prosecuted Jemma Beale, who was convicted of perjury, among other offences, after making several fabricated allegations of rape; one of her victims was convicted and sentences to seven years imprisonment.

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