Katharine Elliot > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


Katharine has a diverse practice, encompassing planningenvironment and public law, particularly Court of Protection, mental health, education, election and tax matters. Her extensive knowledge of trusts, probate and general private client law makes her exceptionally well placed to advise in cases where public and private law issues meet. She also handles cases at the interface of public and criminal law.

Katharine is a strong and accomplished advocate, who appears in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, High Court, Court of Protection, First-Tier Tribunals and professional disciplinary panels, both as junior counsel and in her own right. Katharine also has extensive experience in private and public inquiry work, including acting as junior counsel to the Dame Linda Dobbs Review commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group.

Katharine was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel in 2021. Prior to her appointment, she was instructed off panel by both the GLD and HMRC to act in high value litigation alongside leading counsel.

Some practice highlights include:

  • Kent County Council v P & Anor [2022] EWCOP 3: A determination by the Court of Protection that previously private health and welfare proceedings should be opened to the public despite ongoing police investigations into the neglect and abuse of P. Katharine acted for the local authority.
  • Vachha v Hamilton [2020] EWHC 3728 (Ch): An application for multiple injunctions aimed at controlling the internal workings of the United Kingdom Independence Party, and for the expedited trial of a dispute over who held various party offices. Katharine acted as junior counsel for the successful respondents.
  • Land at Ware Park (APP/M1900/W/17/3178839): An appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a sand and gravel quarry development in Hertfordshire. Katharine acted as sole counsel for a community action group Rule 6 party in this 11-day inquiry, successfully arguing that the appeal should be dismissed and planning permission refused on the basis that the development threatened to pollute a vital source of local drinking water.

A strong believer in promoting both access to justice and diversity at the Bar, Katharine regularly accepts pro bono instructions through Advocate and is a session leader and mentor for BME Legal. She is also a tutor with The Access Project, a charity which supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities.


Administrative Law Bar Association
Court of Protection Bar Association
Planning and Environment Bar Association
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (ad eundem)


University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College): Classics, BA (Hons) (starred first class) (2014)
Kaplan Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law, distinction (2015)
BPP Law School: Bar Professional Training Course, outstanding (2016)