Kate Bramall > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA

Work Department

Family law; Children Act cases; injunctions (private and public law).


Re F (children) (DNA evidence) (2007); [2007] EWHC 3235 (fam): [2008] 1FLR 348 : fam div (Anthony Hayden QC) 20/12/2007. Anonymity: child abuse, DNA samples, DNA tests, expert evidence, anonymity of DNA testing company responsible for corrupt data, instruction of accredited DNA testing companies, family law reform act 1969, art.8 European convention on human rights. Where DNA data relating to the inter-relationship and parentage of several children had been corrupted, a judge refused to grant a request for anonymity in respect of the company responsible for that data. The court also outlined the correct method by which accredited DNA specialists should be instructed in child welfare cases.


Called 1999.


Family Law Bar Association.


Bury Grammar School (Girls); University of Liverpool (LLB Hons 2(1)); School of Law, Manchester..

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 2

Kate Bramall – 18 St John Street Chambers ‘Kate’s main strength is her ability to recognise the issues and take the appropriate legal or factual points with the tribunal in an eloquent yet forceful way. She undertakes high quality work, which is a measure of her ability.’