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Chambers of Andrew Burns KC
Devereux
QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9BS
England

Position

Kate Balmer practices predominantly in the field of employment law, including employment related tax and commercial matters. She regularly represents clients in high value and multi-day claims in the Employment Tribunal involving all aspects of employment law. Kate’s clients include FTSE 100 companies, international airlines, high street chains, banks, beauty brands, health care providers, charities and a wide range of public and private sector clients and private individuals. Kate also has a substantial appellate practice, with regular instructions in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court. Kate has appeared in the Court of Appeal without a leader and as sole junior in the Supreme Court.

For more information on Kate’s practice and latest case highlights, please consult her full Devereux profile.

Career

Called 2009; Middle Temple; pupillage Devereux Chambers; tenant 2010 to date; junior counsel to the Attorney General C Panel 2013; junior counsel to the Attorney General B Panel 2020. 

Publications: Contributing author to Tottel’s Discrimination Law (Bloomsbury Professional), and author of various articles including ‘Shared Parental Leave and Sex Discrimination’ (ELA Briefing), ‘Fecitt & Ors v NHS Manchester: Whistleblowing’ (ELA Briefing) and ‘Bad Day At The Office’ (Glamour Magazine).

Memberships

ELA, ELBA, ILS, FRU, RBA

Education

BA Advanced (First); LLB Hons (Upper Second Class); GDL (Distinction); BVC (Very Competent).

Leisure

Acting, sailing, running and skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: corporate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Kate Balmer – Devereux ‘Consistently works to make instructing solicitors’ lives easier, and a fantastic cross-examiner.’

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Kate BalmerDevereuxExtremely timely and helpful.

London Bar > Tax: VAT and excise

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

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