Kate Temple-Mabe

Barrister, 7BR
Kate is a mixed civil, criminal, family and employment law barrister. She regularly acts for claimants and defendants in personal injury and public liability small claims, fast track trials and civil applications. She also advises and acts in clinical negligence claims. Her criminal work includes magistrates court trials and appearances in the Crown Court, and she has extensive experience in the Family Court, appearing in private child and finance disputes and acting for parents, local authorities and children’s guardians in all stages of public care proceedings. 

Kate holds degrees in English Literature from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, summa cum laude) and King’s College London (MA). She completed her LLB at Queen Mary University of London, where she achieved the top result in her year in both years of study, and earned prizes in Contract Law, Land Law, Equity & Trusts, and Labour Law. She was She completed the BPTC (Outstanding) at BPP Law School. She is a member of the Inner Temple, and recipient of the Princess Royal Scholarship.

Before coming to the Bar, Kate worked at a national human rights charity, where she undertook research informing organisational positions on domestic human rights issues, especially surrounding mental health and mental capacity (particularly the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS). She also volunteered at two law centres, and represented appellants in welfare benefits tribunals. Before commencing her law degree, she worked as an academic administrator and co-founded a London-based literary magazine.
Contributed to

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Multiple tortfeasors—liability issues and contribution claims
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers tortious liability issues involving multiple tortfeasors, ie where more than one party is responsible for the damage suffered by the claimant; considering joint, several and joint and several liability and issues of pleading and release of multiple tortfeasors; contribution claims under the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 including: ‘same damage’ in contribution claims and apportioning damage and excluding or limiting liability in contribution claims.

Practice areas

Qualifications

  • BPTC (2018)
  • LLB (Hons) (2017)
  • MA (2011)
  • BA (2009)

Membership

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Court of Protection Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Family Law Bar Association

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • BPP Law School (2018)
  • Queen Mary University of London (2017)
  • Kings College London (2011)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009)

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