Katherine Taunton

Katherine accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas, including public law and all aspects of employment law. She has appeared in the Supreme Court, High Court, Employment Tribunal, First-tier Tribunal and County Court.

Katherine’s experience includes:

  • Acting (led) in a multi-week discrimination, harassment and victimisation claim in the Employment Tribunal. Katherine has significant experience of advising on and acting in a range of statutory employment law matters, both led and as sole counsel, including claims of unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, and unlawful deductions of wages.
  • Acting (led) in High Court proceedings in the business protection/employee competition sphere, including claims of breach of confidence and conspiracy.
  • Acting for and advising claimants and public authorities in judicial review proceedings, including as sole counsel.
  • Acting for and advising the Information Commissioner and public authorities on information law matters, including data protection and the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Acting for and advising individuals and organisations in both the public and private sectors on a range of other matters across Chambers’ areas of practice (including commercial disputes, workplace investigations, and education law matters).

Education

London School of Economics, BSc Government and History (First Class)

City University, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)

City University, Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding) (Everard Ver Heyden Foundation Prize)

Awards

Major Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2016 and 2017)

Everard Ver Heyden Foundation Prize (City University, 2017)

City Law School Postgraduate Scholarship (City University, 2016 and 2017)

Other

Before coming to the Bar, Katherine was a consultant at a leading public relations firm, where she advised major companies on corporate-level communications strategies and media relations, particularly in the financial services sector.

Katherine takes a particular interest in widening access to the law and legal professions. She is a former mentor with Big Voice London, a social mobility charity which aims to engage young people from non-traditional backgrounds in law and legal policy.

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Professional title: Barrister

Full name (as registered with Bar Standards Board of England and Wales): Katherine Taunton

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