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Kate Brunner KC has a busy practice in crime, fraud, regulatory work and inquests. She is recognised for her detailed case preparation and effective advocacy and is recommended as being a leader in her fields by leading legal directories: ‘she is the exemplary criminal barrister’ (Chambers and Partners 2016). Kate acts in gross negligence cases in criminal courts, and accepts instructions in civil clinical negligence cases. Kate is instructed in family fact finding hearings where sexual abuse or serious injury is alleged.

Kate is Leader of the Western Circuit.

Kate set up the Western Circuit Women’s Forum in 2015 with others to address lack of diversity at the Bar (click here for further information).

Kate is also an associate tenant of the 36 Group, London.


Leader of the Western Circuit; QC 2015; Recorder 2012 (Crown Court); Part-time Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) 2014


Western Circuit; South Eastern Circuit; Criminal Bar Association, Inquest Lawyers’ Group


Edinburgh University (MA (Hons) First Class Psychology); City University (Diploma in Law)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Kate Brunner KCAlbion Chambers

Albion Chambers’ inquests and inquiries team, led by Alexander West, continues to gain traction on the Western Circuit, with members now regularly acting for NHS Trusts, families of the deceased, regulators and businesses, with some cases involving hospital and custody settings. David Sapiecha is deputy head of inquests and has recently acted on several occasions in connection with inquests into the deaths of individuals with mental health issues discharged from police custody or the care of community mental health teams. Kate Brunner KC is currently chairing the Independent Isle of Man Covid-19 Review, while West is acting as counsel to it.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Kate Brunner KCAlbion Chambers

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Kate Brunner KCAlbion Chambers