Ms Kate Annand BL

Barrister at Law

Qualified: 2007 London

Qualified to practice in:

  • England and Wales

Areas of Expertise:

  • Actions Against the Police and Public Authorities
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Equality Law
  • European Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Human Rights

Languages Spoken:

  • English

About Kate

Kate has a broad civil practice in international and European human rights law, employment and discrimination law, and actions against the police.

Cases of Note

  • 2012M.S. v United Kingdom (Application no. 24527/08)European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

    In 2012, the European Court unanimously held that the detention of a mentally ill man in a police cell for over three days violated his rights under Article 3.

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Work Experience

  • 2007 - Present


    International Law Kate was led by Edward Fitzgerald QC in Mangouras v Kingdom of Spain (Application no. 12050/04) before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. The application challenged the decision of the Spanish Government to set a bail security at 3,000,000 Euros as a breach of Article 5(3) of the European Convention. In 2010, Kate was awarded a Pegasus Scholarship by the Inns of Court. From June to September 2010, Kate was working at the National Security Project and Human Rights Department of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York. She was involved in a case challenging the United States government's use of unmanned aeroplanes ("drones") to target suspected terrorists abroad: Al-Aulaqi v. Obama. Employment and Industrial Relations Kate regularly appears in employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal in relation to claims for unfair dismissal, TUPE transfers, whistle blowing claims, and breach of contract. In November 2011, she successfully appealed a decision in the EAT regarding when a respondent can seek to join another respondent without the claimant's consent: Beresford v (1) Sovereign House Estates Limited (2) Mrs Humphries [2012] I.C.R. D9. In May 2013, Kate successfully appealed a Tribunal’s decision regarding an employee’s right to be accompanied by a trade union representative at a grievance meeting by a companion of his choice: Toal v GB Oils [2013] I.R.L.R. 696. Kate is also regularly instructed to represent employees at mediations in relation to employment disputes.


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    MA International Peace and Security

Membership of professional organisations, associations, committees

  • Jan 2007 - Current

    Employment Lawyers Association


  • Jan 2006

    Diplock Scholarship

    Middle Temple

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Instructions accepted

  • From solicitors
  • From professional bodies
  • Privately funded work
  • Publicly funded work

Governing Body

  • Bar Council of England and Wales

Inn Memberships:

  • Middle Temple


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  • I accept privately funded work

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