Chambers & Partners 2016
Kate Grange QC has a broad practice which combines both public and commercial law. She is a former member of the Attorney General’s A-Panel of Counsel. She regularly appears on behalf of central government in high-profile public law proceedings with particular emphasis on human rights, terrorism, prison and immigration law. Her practice also includes substantial and complex litigation, arbitrations or mediations arising out of large-scale commercial, construction and engineering, insurance and professional negligence disputes. The nature of her practice means that she has particular experience of advising on the interface between public and commercial law issues. She has experience in all levels and types of courts and tribunals and regularly appears in the appellate courts.
“Very approachable, very pleasant, and she has a sharp mind too. She is very willing and keen to get into the detail.” Chambers & Partners
Kate has been involved in a number of substantial and complex cases and the majority of her practice in this area has arisen out of large construction & engineering, commercial, insurance and professional negligence disputes.
Her more substantial cases have included:
She has substantial oral advocacy experience, including cross examination skills, both in this and other fields.
She is also an active member of the Environmental and Planning Law Team within 39 Essex Chambers and her experience in this regard includes mining, oil and gas law and health and safety. She has extensive experience of working with experts in the construction, engineering and environmental fields and in particular she has worked closely with geologists, geotechnical engineers and biological engineers.
Kate has extensive of experience of tort claims, including particular experience of claims against public bodies. Her more high-profile cases have included:
“She is a really top-quality barrister, who is always on top of everything and knows everything in the papers.” Chambers & Partners
She has particular expertise in human rights, immigration, terrorism, inquiries and prisons and also undertakes local government and education work. Following her appointment to the Attorney General’s A-panel she has acted for the Crown in many high-profile public law cases.
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Investigatory Powers Tribunal
Kate has been recommended as a leading junior for many years in Chambers & Partners, the Legal 500 and Legal Experts. She is recommended as a leading junior in construction law and has also been recognised as a leading junior in immigration law.
“Extremely good on the law, very thorough and very hard working.” Chambers & Partners 2017
“She is very knowledgeable and very bright.” “Totally dedicated. She fights her corner very strongly and is an absolute delight to work with.” Chambers & Partners 2017
“She is precise, clear and instils confidence; a first-choice senior junior.” Legal 500 2016
“A first-class junior barrister, who is very highly regarded by the judiciary.” Legal 500 2016
“She thinks four stages ahead, keeps calm and turns work around very quickly.” “She is delightful to deal with and very responsive – clients really enjoy her style.” Chambers & Partners 2016
“She is a fantastic person to work with, because of her personality. She’s so easy to get on with and very cool under fire.” “She is absolutely superb. Very good in writing and superb in conference.” Chambers & Partners 2016
“A specialist in national security related immigration matter.” Legal 500 2015
“A delight to work with, and absolutely wonderful with clients.” Legal 500 2015
“Experienced in high-profile judicial reviews.” Legal 500 2015
“She is a really top-quality barrister, who is always on top of everything and knows everything in the papers.” Chambers & Partners 2015
“She’s very down to earth, is an incredibly practical lawyer and a delight to deal with.” Chambers & partners 2015
“Very approachable, very pleasant, and she has a sharp mind too. She is very willing and keen to get into the detail.” Chambers & partners 2015
“Experienced in litigation, arbitration and mediation.” Legal 500 2014
“Silks have total trust in all she does.” Legal 500 2014
“Excellent in national security cases.” Legal 500 2014
“Frequently chosen as the junior of choice in difficult and politically sensitive cases.” Chambers & Partners 2014
“She is a very balanced, thorough and personable advocate.” Chambers & Partners 2014
“She’s extremely user-friendly and provides superb pleadings.” Chambers & Partners 2014
“impresses commentators through combining obvious legal knowledge with a keen commercial understanding. Her grasp of technical detail and direct manner have also drawn praise from observers, who predict an impressive future for her.” Chambers & Partners 2012
“a delight to work with,” and lawyers find the level of enthusiasm that she displays for her cases to be particularly refreshing.’ Chambers & Partners 2010
“bright, tough and a pleasure to work with” Chambers & Partners 2009
“highly intelligent and utterly normal” Chambers & Partners 2006
“well-rounded” Chambers & Partners 2005
“very bright… she is equally at home talking to the company directors and to the guys who dig holes” Chambers & Partners 2005
“a really good junior – tenacious and unfazed by complexity” Legal 500 2009
“first-rate” Legal 500 2009
“one to watch; bright, tough and a pleasure to work with” Legal 500 2007