Kate Ferguson

Call: 2016

"Kate is a natural and more competent, efficient, reliable and wiser than many barristers of several years more experience than herself."

Kate practises in public and private law children cases. Kate is known for her meticulous preparation and is highly regarded for her robust, calm and approachable manner. She has particular experience in representing vulnerable clients and taking on cases of a complex nature.

Kate acts in all levels of court having appeared in the High Court on numerous occasions. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal as a led junior on behalf of a Local Authority and successfully argued for the dismissal of an appeal against findings of sexual abuse.

As a led junior Kate has also represented a Children’s Guardian in a three week fact finding hearing involving complex allegations of harm.

Prior to joining Chambers, Kate worked as a paralegal in a specialist family law firm and Local Authority legal department gaining a wide range of experience in both public and private law children work.

To instruct Kate or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Practice Areas

Kate has a busy practice in public law children representing Local Authorities, parents, children, grandparents and interveners.

Kate has a wide range of experience in matters which involve issues such as drug and alcohol problems, neglect, physical and emotional harm and mental health difficulties.

Kate also has experience in complex cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and fictitious or induced injury.

Notable Public Law Children cases

Re C (Children: Fact Find Medical Presentation) (Rev 1) [2020] EWFC B1
Re Y & E (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 206

Kate has a strong private law children practice. Kate frequently acts for parents, guardians and other family members in cases involving all forms of parental dispute, parental alienation, allegations of abuse, intractable contact disputes and cases which have an international element.

Kate also represents clients in injunctive proceedings with an extensive experience of applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders.


What the directories say

"Kate is a dream to work with, nothing is too much for her. She will go to the ends of the earth to support her clients and instructing solicitors."

Related News

Damian Garrido QC, Alicia Collinson and Kate Ferguson successful in the Court of Appeal

Re. Y & E (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 206, 21 February 2019.

Damian Garrido QC (leading Elizabeth Walker) representing the children’s mother and Alicia Collinson leading Kate Ferguson representing the local…


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