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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Kate Cornell

5 Essex Court - London

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  • 5 Essex Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9AH

Profile submitted by Kate Cornell

Practice Areas

Police law, including civil claims for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, discrimination, assault and misfeasance. Policy advice. Police misconduct at first instance, PAT and judicial review stages. Human rights, particularly Article 2 and Article 8 issues. Discrimination cases. CLG v Chief Constable of Merseyside [2015] EWCA Civ 836 – successful at trial and on appeal defending claim for alleged wrongful disclosure of witnesses’ identities to criminal defendants in a criminal trial. R (on application of Commissioner of Police) v Police Appeals Tribunal [2013] EWHC 4309 (admin) – judicial review of PAT decision to reinstate Special Constable. A & B v Chief Constable of Hampshire [2012] EWHC 1517 – successful strike out of a claim that the police had caused unauthorised disclosures of an informer’s identity during court proceedings, where the disclosures were protected by the core immunity applying to court proceedings. Numerous police misconduct cases including: two Metropolitan police officers dismissed for exchanging inappropriate racist and discriminatory text messages; a Metropolitan Police officer dismissed for seriously mishandling 999 calls; five Merseyside Matrix officers dismissed for unprofessional and improper behaviour during a search.

Professional Memberships

South Eastern Circuit; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association


Called to the Bar 2003