5 Essex Court

Kate Cornell

Call 2003

Human Rights

Kate regularly handles human rights claims, notably those involving Articles 2, 3 and 8.

Kate has recently advised on a high-profile human rights claim arising out of a death in custody. She has also recently advised on an Article 3 claim arising from the use of a controversial ‘spit hood’. The case drew public attention in both mainstream and social media.

She has particular expertise in the complex issues surrounding the use and protection of informants including the developing area of law relating to the “core immunity” of witnesses from suit.

She also has particular knowledge of claims and those arising out of protest having handled numerous cases related to a large-scale environmental protest . She has particular expertise in the complex issues surrounding the use and protection of informants including the developing area of law relating to the “core immunity” of witnesses from suit. Kate has recently advised on high-profile human rights claims arising out of death in custody and from the use of a controversial ‘spit hood’.