Katherine Ballinger joined Chambers in 2011 upon successful completion of a Chancery pupillage, during which she gained experience in a wide range of Chancery and Commercial areas. Katherine retains a keen interest in these areas, and has recently been awarded a PhD from the University of Bristol, following successful submission of her thesis, “The Fiduciary Status of Constructive Trustees”. Katherine undertakes a variety of advisory and court work in respect of insolvency matters. She is also regularly instructed in housing matters, and undertakes both privately-funded and publicly-funded work.
Since joining Chambers, Katherine has also developed a busy personal injury practice, and undertakes a wide variety of work for both claimants and defendants. Katherine is experienced in undertaking work at a variety of levels, both as a junior and on her own account.
Katherine is experienced in dealing with inquests. She also has a keen interest in clinical negligence and fatal accident claims, and has experience of dealing with high-value claims in these areas.
With a mutli-disciplined practice, and her research background, Katherine is often instructed on matters spanning different practice areas, and enjoys the challenges presented in this respect. Katherine is happy to discuss matters informally before the receipt of instructions.
Notable CasesD v WB and JC Trial in the High Court Professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors and counsel in respect of the Claimant’s road traffic accident claim. Instructed by the Claimant Led by Marc Willems QCH v N Appeal to the Court of Appeal Road traffic accident claim, appealed to the Court of Appeal on a matter of expert evidence Instructed by the Claimant Led by Marc Willems QCRe RW Inquest Clinical negligence/fatal accident claim.Instructed, initially in respect of the inquest, by the family of the deceased, and then in respect of the clinical negligence claim, by the deceased’s estate and dependant. The matter settled prior to trial.P v M Employers’ liability claim resulting in a serious head injury. The matter settled following a successful joint settlement meeting. Instructed by the Claimant Led by Richard Hartley QCRe JB Insolvency proceedings relating to the conduct of the supervisor of an IVA. Settled prior to the commencement of the trial. Instructed by the Supervisor of the IVA.L v A Preliminary hearing to determine the ownership of land on which the Claimant allegedly suffered an injury. Preliminary issue determined in the Defendants’ favour. Instructed by DefendantB v J Trial in respect of a nuisance claim arising from the egress of water from the Defendant’s property to the neighbouring Claimants’ property. Settled prior to the commencement of the trial. Instructed by the Claimant.
MembershipNorthern CircuitNorthern Chancery Bar AssociationPersonal Injuries Bar Association
QualificationsLL.B. (First Class) – University of the West of England, 2007Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent) – ICSL, City University, 2008PhD - University of Bristol, 2016