Katrina Yates > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


Katrina has been recognised in the legal directories as a leading Property and Chancery junior. She also has expertise in complementary areas of Planning Law.

She was called to the Bar in 2006 by Lincoln’s Inn and undertook pupillage at Landmark Chambers, before taking-up tenancy in 2007.  She is a member of the Property Bar Association and the Chancery Bar Association.

During her career at Landmark, Katrina has developed extensive breadth and depth of written and oral advocacy experience in the Senior Courts, including in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the High Court (Business and Property Court and the Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court) and the Senior Courts Costs Office; and also in the County Court, the First-Tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal, the magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court, and at public hearings and inquiries.  Her experience ranges from appearing in all manner of procedural applications and permission hearings, to trials, substantive hearings and appeals.   She also has experience of mediations in high-value commercial property disputes.

Katrina has quickly adapted to the professional challenges brought about by the pandemic and she was one of the first members of Chambers to successfully attend a substantive High Court hearing held via Skype.

Since September 2020, Katrina has been appointed to the Attorney General’s prestigious ‘A’ Panel of Counsel, having previously served on the ‘B’ Panel for five years, and on the ‘C’ Panel for four years before that.  In late 2011, she also spent three months working on secondment to the Solicitor-General of New Zealand, in the Natural Resources division of the Crown Law Office (as a Pegasus Trust Scholar).  She sat on the University of Bristol’s Law School Advisory Board between 2013 and 2016 and is a guest LLB land law lecturer. 


BA (Hons) English: First Class
Hertford College, Oxford (2003)

MA (Hons) Law: Distinction
University of Bristol (2005)
Two year fast-track LLB, with postgraduate research

Bar Vocational Course: Outstanding
BPP Professional Education Law School (2006)
Katrina was graded Outstanding in an exceptional 10 out of 13 papers, and was the highest scoring BPP student of Lincoln’s Inn in her year

Lincoln’s Inn Scholarships
Sir Robert Megarry
Lord Denning
Lord Bowen
Hardwicke Entrance Award


Katrina is a lyric-spinto operatic soprano and sings whenever she has the chance. She enjoys learning languages and wishes she spoke more than a smattering of French and Hebrew.  Before the pandemic she loved travelling the world, going to the gym, and dining out, and she hopes to be able to resume these activities in earnest soon.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Katrina YatesLandmark ChambersKatrina is a forensic counsel who very quickly analyses the strengths and weaknesses of another party’s case and gets straight to the nub of the matter. She has a particular flair for dealing with Land Registry claims and is a very robust advocate, performing superbly against other barristers often more senior than herself.