Katherine Mcquail > Radcliffe Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Radcliffe Chambers


Barrister specialising in: litigation – contractual claims, landlord and tenant, mortgages, partnership, professional negligence (solicitors, surveyors, accountants, architects, licensed conveyancers), probate (administration of estates and family provision), real property (easements, covenants, equitable interests in land, boundaries, contracts for the sale of land, property-related torts), trusts, settlements and wills (drafting construction, breaches of trust and the Court of Protection); drafting/advisory; taxation (capital tax planning); reported cases include: Halifax Building Society v Edell [1992] Ch 436 (jurisdiction of Building Societies Ombudsman); Kphohraror v Woolwich [1996] 4 AER 119 (damages for dishonour of cheque); Oates v Pittman [1998] 5 PNLR 683 (damages for negligence of conveyancer); Adamson v Halifax Plc [2003] 1 WLR 60 (mortgagor’s damages after sale at undervalue); Parsons v George [2004] 1 WLR 3264 (application to substitute party after expiry of limitation period); Abbott v Richardson LTL 12/5/2006 (testamentary capacity of elderly testatrix); Dean v Barclays Bank plc [2007] EWHC 1390 (Ch) (mortgagee’s duty to obtain best price reasonably obtainable); Re J (C) [2012] WTLR 127 (terms of statutory will); NT v FS [2013] EWHC 684 (Statutory will case), Jeffery v Jeffery [2013] EWHC 1942 (testamentary capacity); Williams v Martin [2016] WTLR 1075 Inheritance Act claim by co-habitee).


Called 1989; Middle Temple.


Chancery Bar Association; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; STEP; Professional Negligence Bar Association.


Alleyn’s School, Dulwich; Merton College, Oxford (1987 BA (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Katherine McQuailRadcliffe ChambersKatherine is extremely hard working and tenacious. She is tremendous with clients, particularly vulnerable ones, and builds rapport quickly.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Katherine McQuailRadcliffe ChambersKatherine understands the vagaries of acting for protected parties where they relate to other Chancery proceedings. She  fights hard for her clients and is prepared to bend over backwards to work with her instructing solicitors to get the best results. She is a leader.