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Kate Blackwell KC
Lincoln House Chambers
M3 3BZ

Work Department

Criminal law
Prison Law
Professional Discipline


Having worked for one of Manchester’s leading criminal firms and later successfully running her own business, as a freelance clerk and law costs draftsperson, Louise was called to the Bar in 1998.

Louise’s instructing Solicitors include many of Manchester and the surrounding areas’ leading criminal defence firms. She is also a “Category 3” prosecutor undertaking serious prosecution work for a number of CPS teams.

Having been at the Bar in Manchester for many years, Louise has been at Lincoln House Chambers since December 2004 where she maintains a very busy crown court and professional disciplinary practise.

In 2014 Louise undertook a 6-month secondment to the GMC where she worked advising on, and developing “Guidance on convictions, cautions and determinations” in addition to other areas of policy development.

Over the last 3 years, Louise has moved from prosecuting to defending before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and she now represents Dr’s in GMC matters on a very regular basis. Louise is able to undertake the full range of GMC/MPTS hearings including Interim Order Hearings, High Court Extension Hearings, Fitness to Practise, Review and Restoration Hearings.

In addition to representing Dr’s, Louise also has experience before other tribunals including the NMC, HCPC & Social Work England.


Called 1998, Temple; joined chambers in December 2004.

Category 3 Prosecutor


Criminal Bar Association


Manchester Metropolitan University
(Post Graduate Diploma in Law)
University of Leeds (B.A. Hons Music)
Inns of Court School of Law, London
Middle Temple, 1998