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Chambers of Peter Birkett QC

18-20 ST JOHN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4EA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 278 1800
Fax:
Fax 0161 278 8220
DX:
728854 MANCHESTER 4
Email:
Web:
www.18sjs.com

Kate Bramall

Tel:
Work 0161 278 1800
Email:
18 St John Street Chambers (Chambers of Peter Birkett QC)

Work Department

Family law; Children Act cases; injunctions (private and public law).

Position

Re F (children) (DNA evidence) (2007); [2007] EWHC 3235 (fam): [2008] 1FLR 348 : fam div (Anthony Hayden QC) 20/12/2007. Anonymity: child abuse, DNA samples, DNA tests, expert evidence, anonymity of DNA testing company responsible for corrupt data, instruction of accredited DNA testing companies, family law reform act 1969, art.8 European convention on human rights. Where DNA data relating to the inter-relationship and parentage of several children had been corrupted, a judge refused to grant a request for anonymity in respect of the company responsible for that data. The court also outlined the correct method by which accredited DNA specialists should be instructed in child welfare cases.

Career

Called 1999.

Member

Family Law Bar Association.

Education

Bury Grammar School (Girls); University of Liverpool (LLB Hons 2(1)); School of Law, Manchester..


Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Kate Bramall - 18 St John Street ChambersA redoubtable advocate whose calm and reassuring manner instantly puts clients at ease.

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