Kate Lumsdon KC > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square

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Kate Lumsdon QC has recently taken silk following a successful career defending and prosecuting criminal cases ranging from serious sexual offences to complex fraud in London and on the Western Circuit.

Since taking silk she has been instructed in a series of murders, historic child abuse and fraud. She has also been instructed in judicial review proceedings. She has a particular interest in cases where the defendant lacks capacity.










Called 1993; Middle Temple.


Middle Temple – Blackstone Scholar; Western Circuit; Bar Council – Circuit Representative; Criminal Bar Association – Circuit representative; Bar Choral Society – Trustee; Fraud Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers


BA (Hons) (Manc); CPE (Lond).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Kate Lumsdon KC23ES ‘Kate is hard working, thorough and has an impeccable court style which inspires confidence and trust. She commands the respect of judges and opponents alike.’

23ES is ‘one of the largest criminal sets with a wide pool of counsel at all levels’. Kate Lumsdon KC successfully prosecuted a man who murdered his girlfriend in a room at the Holiday Inn in Greenwich. James Bloomer successfully defended a man against allegations of sexual abuse of his niece five decades earlier. Alan Gardner KC and Nathan Rasiah KC took silk in March 2022.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Kate Lumsdon KC – 23ESKate is a calm and persuasive advocate. She couples this with excellent legal knowledge to be extremely effective with both judge and jury.’