5 Essex Court

Kate Cornell

Call 2003

“Extremely approachable…a good blend of practicality, pragmatism, academic ability and commercial awareness”
Chambers UK

Kate is recognised as a leading junior specialising in police law. She has an extensive practice in police work and a broad experience of civil claims including claims for wrongful arrest, assault, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, discrimination and misfeasance in public office.

Kate regularly handles human rights claims, especially involving Articles 2, 3 and 8, and has recently advised on high-profile human rights claims arising from death in custody and from the use of a controversial ‘spit hood’.

Kate has extensive experience of police discipline, presenting and advising on high-profile, sensitive and complex cases, often attracting significant media interest.

Kate has recently been appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court.