Kate Thomas

Kate Thomas 
Call: 1994 (Gray’s Inn): Queensland Bar: 2004
Associations: Coroner’s Society
Appointments: 2016 Assistant Coroner for North West Kent, Central and South East Kent and North East Kent
2015 Deputy District Judge (County Court)
2013 Assistant Coroner Mid Kent and Medway

Practice Areas: Coroners Inquest, Commercial Chancery and Civil Litigation, Criminal Defence 

Authorised to accept Direct Access 

Authorised to conduct Litigation

Kate joined Chambers in 2017 having successfully run her own legal practice for a number of years.  She will head our specialist Inquest Team.

Born in Birmingham, Kate was called to the bar in 1994 and after a few initial years of practise in London she returned to the city of her birth to establish a solid criminal defence practice.

Kate specialised in complex fraud, confiscation and forfeiture of assets, serious violence and disorder, murder and substantial drug conspiracies. The majority of her practice however consisted of the defence of serious sexual offences particularly against children.

Following her appointment in 2013 as an Assistant Coroner, Kate’s practice gravitated towards inquest work, and as an assistant she regularly presides over Article 2  ECHR and HSE Jury Inquests as well as complex medical deaths.

Her legal experience expanded further when in 2015 she was appointed a Deputy District Judge in the County Court where she now regularly sits presiding over all aspects of the Court’s Jurisdiction including Bankruptcy, Contract, Personal Injury, Consumer Credit and Family Finance.

Kate is pleased to accept instructions on a direct access basis and is additionally authorised to conduct litigation.

Kate is has been authorised to accept direct access instructions and to litigate (without the need for a solicitor) for several years.

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