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


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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 QC23 Essex StreetShe is a superstar whose friendly personality belies a steely determination and she is unstinting in the representation of her clients, both when prosecuting and defending.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Kate Lumsdon QC23 Essex StreetKate commands the courtroom with a calm and authoritative air that instills confidence in all who deal with her. She has impeccable judgement and is not afraid to make difficult decisions, which others might shy away from.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

London and Manchester-based 23ES has recently moved from its London home of Essex Street to 1 Gray’s Inn Square. 23ES has also announced the launch of a Small Claims Arbitration Service to resolve disputes with a value below £10,000, as well as a new Online Arbitration and Online Mediation Service. In other chambers news, Ahmed Hossain  took silk and Alan Blake, formerly of Thames and Chiltern CPS, joins chambers as of 26 October 2020; Blake, along with Alan Gardner , Daniel Fugallo , and Hannah Kinch  have been appointed Recorders with effect from 12 October 2020, all being assigned to the South Eastern Circuit. Mark Fenhalls QC has been elected vice-chair of the Bar 2021, with Kate Lumsdon QC appointed deputy head of chambers; Flora Page  has been appointed to the Legal Services Board for a four year term with effect from 1 August 2020; Paul Ozin QC has been elected the new chair of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.