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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3978
DX:
298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com
Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Katherine Apps

Tel:
Work +44  207 832 1111
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com/barrister/katherine-apps/
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC)

Work Department

Equality, public/administrative, human rights, civil liberties, employment, trade unions, European, regulatory, disciplinary, medical, civil litigation, commercial.

Position

Barrister

Career

Call 2006. Treasury B Panel. EHRC C Panel. MA (Hons) Cantab. LLM Harvard Law School. Bedingfield Scholar (Grays Inn).
Appointed to Sport Resolution Panel: safeguarding, integrity, discrimination, commercial disputes.

Cases include: R(Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] UKSC 40 direct discrimination and sex specific services; Govia Thameslink Railway v ASLEF [2016] EWCA Civ 1309 industrial action and EU free movement law; C-423/15 Kratzer v R+V Allegmeine Versicherung AG EU discrimination law and abuse of right; R (G) v X School [2012] 1 AC 167; Article 6 ECHR and internal disciplinary hearings; W v M [2011] EWHC 2443 (COP) first application to withhold and withdraw life sustaining treatment from a person in minimally conscious state.

Languages

English

Member

ELBA, ALBA, BEG, ARDL, ELAAS

Education

LL.M Harvard Law School. MA (Hons) Law Cantab, First Class. BVC (Outstanding)

Leisure

Publications


Contributed to Gore Brown on EU Company Law (employer insolvency). Industrial Action and Trade Union Recognition (2018, OUP); Equality Act 2010 (The Law Society). Articles include: Damages claims against trade unions after Viking and Laval [2009] European Law Review 141. Nationality Discrimination in football: FIFA’s 6 + 5 Rule (2008) Solicitors Journal Vol 152 page 52.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Katherine Apps - 39 Essex Chambers ‘Excellent public lawyer who has the trust of government in sensitive and complex cases.’

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Katherine Apps - 39 Essex Chambers ‘An excellent public lawyer. Professional, cooperative, experienced, and personally very kind.’

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading juniors

Katherine Apps - 39 Essex Chambers ‘Emerging junior with a strong practice built around her twin public law and EU law skills, she excels at technical cases with hard legal problems at their core.’

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