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Katie Sage

Call 2014

"A rising star who has really strengthened the junior end of her set."
(Legal 500 2021)

Health & Safety

Katie has a growing health & safety, criminal regulatory and environmental law practice. She has represented corporate Defendants in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in prosecutions brought by the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency.

Her experience in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry which included advising on issues arising in relation to Phase 2, Module 3 concerning the fire safety management of the building makes her particularly able to assist with cases arising out of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Her experience includes:

  • Acting for a company accused of Corporate Manslaughter in relation to an incident in 2016 (led by Mark Balysz);
  • Acting for a company in a prosecution arising out of the death of a custody officer that they employed (led by James Maxwell-Scott QC);
  • Acting for a freeholder in what Chambers believes is the first prosecution of an organisation for failure to remove a cladding system under the Housing Act 2004;
  • Acting for a company in a sentencing hearing after they pleaded guilty in a case arising out of a failure to properly guard moving parts of a machine;
  • Advising a freeholder on the prospects of appealing a Fire and Rescue Service Enforcement Notice relating to a cladding system (led by Harry Vann);
  • Acting for a director of a roofing company in a prosecution arising out of a non-fatal fall from height. The director pleaded guilty to breach of s.37 Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was given a non-custodial sentence;
  • Acting for a London based restaurant for the plea and sentencing hearing in a Local Planning Authority enforcement case;
  • Acting for an individual in respect of a sentencing hearing arising out of a road traffic offence;
  • Assisting Mike Atkins, during pupillage, in a case involving the death of a resident of a care home, including assisting in drafting the basis plea, mitigation note and outline for sentencing hearing based on the 2016 Sentencing Guidelines;
  • Assisting James Ageros QC and Mike Atkins, during pupillage, in R v Martinsation, a Corporate Manslaughter prosecution involving falls from height and lifting operations which had resulted in the death of two employees. James and Mike were representing the company director who was charged with breaches of s. 37 HSWA 1974.

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  • BPTC, Outstanding
  • BCL
  • BA (Hons) Oxon, First Class
  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Sir Roger Bannister Scholarship, Pembroke College
  • Pembroke College Exhibition


  • HSLA
  • PNBA
  • PIBA



“A rising star who has really strengthened the junior end of her set.”

Rising Star, Legal 500 2021

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