Katherine Taunton

Katherine recently joined Chambers following pupillage, and has a practice across all areas of Chambers’ work.

Katherine has already been instructed in and has assisted other members with cases across the full spectrum of Chambers’ specialisms, including:

  • statutory and commercial employment law (including unfair dismissal, discretionary remuneration disputes, breach of confidence, and restraint of trade);
  • public law (including the high-profile challenge to state pension age changes on sex and age discrimination grounds);
  • commercial law (including directors disputes and Companies Court applications); and
  • information law (including freedom of information and data protection cases for the Information Commissioner).

During pupillage Katherine appeared in the Administrative Court, led by Nigel Giffin QC and with Patrick Halliday, for the Pension Protection Fund in relation to a major challenge to the UK’s implementation of the EU Insolvency Directive. The claim is expected to be heard in full later this year.

Education

2017: BPTC, City University, as a Major Scholar of the Inner Temple and Postgraduate Scholar of City Law School (Outstanding)

2016: GDL, City University, as a Major Scholar of the Inner Temple and Postgraduate Scholar of City Law School (Distinction)

2013: BSc Government and History, London School of Economics (First Class)

Awards

Everard Ver Heyden Foundation Prize, City Law School, for performance on the BPTC (2017)

Major Scholar, Inner Temple, for both the GDL and BPTC (2016 and 2017)

City Law School Postgraduate Scholar, City University, for both the GDL and BPTC (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 press 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 the charity 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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