Kate Beattie > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers

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Kate’s expertise spans public and private law with a particular focus on all aspects of health law, including health-related judicial review and human rights claims, equality and discrimination law, clinical negligence, inquests and public inquiries.  She is described as “an excellent junior who is creative and really gets stuck into a case” (Chambers & Partners 2016), “a feisty advocate who is one to watch” (Legal 500 2015), “very thorough, very approachable, and very good with clients”, “very impressive and very good on the crossover between public and healthcare law”, as having “an infectious enthusiasm for what she does, and…completely committed” (Chambers & Partners 2015) and “a rising star” (Legal 500, 2014).

She has particular expertise in human rights and is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission panel of specialist counsel.  Her practice involves acting for individuals in a range of contexts securing health rights and access to justice.  She acts for and advises charities and NGOs before domestic and European courts.

Kate has published widely on human rights including for Halsbury’s Laws, Volume 88A: Rights and Freedoms, Lester, Pannick & Herberg, Human Rights Law and Practice, Powers & Barton, Clinical Negligence, The Inquest Book and in the journals Public Law, European Human Rights Law Review, New Law Journal and Legal Action.  Her work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association.


Administrative Law Bar Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association (Executive Committee member)
Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association


BA (First Class and University Medal), University of Sydney
LLB (First Class), University of Sydney