Katherine Apps > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
39 Essex Chambers Offices
39 Essex Chambers
81 CHANCERY LANE
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Equality, public/administrative, human rights, civil liberties, employment, trade unions, European, regulatory, disciplinary, medical, civil litigation, commercial.
Call 2006. Treasury B Panel. EHRC C Panel. MA (Hons) Cantab. LLM Harvard Law School. Bedingfield Scholar (Grays Inn).
Appointed to Sport Resolution Panel: safeguarding, integrity, discrimination, commercial disputes.
Cases include: R(Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice  UKSC 40 direct discrimination and sex specific services; Govia Thameslink Railway v ASLEF  EWCA Civ 1309 industrial action and EU free movement law; C-423/15 Kratzer v R+V Allegmeine Versicherung AG EU discrimination law and abuse of right; R (G) v X School  1 AC 167; Article 6 ECHR and internal disciplinary hearings; W v M  EWHC 2443 (COP) first application to withhold and withdraw life sustaining treatment from a person in minimally conscious state.
ELBA, ALBA, BEG, ARDL, ELAAS
LL.M Harvard Law School. MA (Hons) Law Cantab, First Class. BVC (Outstanding)
Contributed to Gore Brown on EU Company Law (employer insolvency). Industrial Action and Trade Union Recognition (2018, OUP); Equality Act 2010 (The Law Society). Articles include: Damages claims against trade unions after Viking and Laval  European Law Review 141. Nationality Discrimination in football: FIFA’s 6 + 5 Rule (2008) Solicitors Journal Vol 152 page 52.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4
Katherine Apps –39 Essex Chambers ‘A real eye for detail, calm under pressure, and able to identify a practical solution to technical problems. Katherine also has a broad range of knowledge in employment and allied areas.’(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1 (Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3
Katherine Apps –39 Essex Chambers ‘She is extremely intelligent, shrewd, thoughtful, responsive and very hard-working. She is able to address and think through cutting edge and novel issues of law in a very clear and impressive way, and fully understands her clients’ needs and requirements.’
Members of 39 Essex Chambers are active in a number of matters with EU law elements at play. Deok Joo Rhee QC represented the trustee in McNamara v Wilson and Maloney, a High Court case concerning potential inclusion of an Irish citizen’s Irish pension in his UK bankruptcy estate. In Luxembourg, Katherine Apps represented the European Public Services Union in a case concerning the position of consultation rights of public sector employees.
Katherine Apps –39 Essex Chambers ‘Katherine is very intelligent and extremely committed to the interests of her lay and professional clients. She has a first-rate grasp of EU law especially in employment but also a wider ambit.’(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2