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Kate Egerton ‘takes time to really understand a case and is always on top of the detail’ – Legal 500 2018
Solicitor Kate Egerton is praised for her ‘responsive and
measured approach’ – Legal 500 2016
Kate is a solicitor working with Sean Humber and Emma Jones in the human rights department. She works on a range of areas within the human rights department, focusing in particular on discrimination, best interests, deprivation of liberty, and human rights claims.  

Kate works with Sean in a range of discrimination claims concerning access to services, for example, transport, tertiary education and other public services. Kate is particularly interested in issues regarding disabled people’s right to vote on an equal basis to others, and discriminatory policies in relation to the Gypsy and Traveller community. Kate is also currently instructed in relation to a discrimination claim against an air carrier, and is advising on complex issues arising from the Montreal Convention and Human Rights Act. 

Kate works with Emma in Human Rights Act, best interests and deprivation of liberty claims. She has experience in dealing with a range of human rights cases including, for example, failures by local authorities to children and adults without capacity in their care. 

Kate also has experience of representing clients in proceedings in the Court of Protection on issues including residence, contact and care for people who don't have capacity to decide on these issues for themselves. Her clients include children, parents, relatives and the Official Solicitor. 

Kate has a particular focus on deprivation of liberty cases following Leigh Day’s instruction by the AIRE Centre in their intervention in the Supreme Court in the Cheshire West and P and Q cases.  

Kate is recognised in the Legal 500. She joined the firm in 2011 as a trainee, qualifying in 2013. Prior to joining Leigh Day, Kate worked for a number of NGOs, including the Environmental Law Foundation, Refugee and Migrant Justice and the Howard League for Penal Reform.


  • Legal 500 2019 Recommended lawyer

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