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Katie Sage

Call 2014

“A real star in the making. Ferociously bright and hardworking, and with incredible powers of recall combined with an intuition for wider case strategy."
(Legal 500, 2023)

Katie is an established criminal regulatory, inquests and inquiries practitioner and is ranked as a leading junior in Chambers & Partners in these areas.

She has experience acting in criminal regulatory cases spanning a wide range of industries a including construction, retail, agriculture, management and maintenance of buildings and waste management. She has acted in cases defending both individuals and organisations. She also regularly acts as junior counsel in high-profile cases including defending Serco Ltd in a 17-day Newton Hearing arising from the first death of a custody officer at the hands of a prisoner during a control and restraint procedure in the UK and acting for the company in the corporate manslaughter prosecution of Greenfeeds Ltd. She is now instructed in respect of the December 2022 Haut De Mont explosion in Jersey and the Beechmere Extra Care Facility fire in Cheshire in 2019.

Dovetailing with her criminal regulatory work, Katie is regularly instructed in jury inquests involving deaths at work. She has also acted in inquests involving deaths of residents of registered social housing and care homes, the latter where CQC investigations are ongoing. She recently represented a Russell Group university in respect of an inquest arising from a student suicide.

As with her criminal regulatory practice, she also acts as junior counsel in complex and high-profile public inquiries and inquests. Katie represents the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. She is also instructed in the COVID-19 Inquiry and in the inquest arising from the Forbury Gardens Terror Attack.

Prior to joining Chambers, Katie was employed on the Civil Service Fast Stream where she gained valuable public and commercial sector experience through her roles in communication, legislative reform and international trade.

Outside of work, Katie is a keen tag rugby player and was part of the world cup winning Women’s Over 30s team at the 2023 World Cup.

 

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Recommendations


“Katie is never phased by complex and large-scale issues that require a detailed analysis.”…”She does a lot of our cases because she’s very reliable and very diligent.”

Chambers & Partners 2024 (Health & Safety, Leading Junior)

“She is excellent in conference, very well prepared and thorough, and gives very reasoned and sensible advice, which is carefully explained to clients. She’s happy to support her instructing solicitor throughout the case and is excellent in court.”… “Her written work is fantastic; she’s good with clients, assertive and very self-assured.” … “Katie is a really clear communicator, who has an excellent grasp on the law but is really commercial with it.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024 (Inquests & Inquiries, Leading Junior)

“Katie is very thorough. Excellent in conference with clients and experts, she is an outstanding advocate.”

Legal 500, 2024 (Inquests & Inquiries, Leading Junior)

“Katie is very attentive and good with clients.” …”She is very thorough.”

Chambers & Partners, 2023 (Health & Safety, Up and Coming Junior)

“Katie is exceptional. She is really quick and intelligent, and has incredible analytical skills.”

Chambers & Partners, 2023 (Inquests & Inquiries, Up and Coming Junior)

“A real star in the making. Ferociously bright and hardworking, and with incredible powers of recall combined with an intuition for wider case strategy. Clients love her for taking the time to understand the finer detail of a case, and quickly making herself indispensable to the team. There is no doubt she will be a highly sought after barrister in the years to come.”

Legal 500, 2023 (Inquests & Inquiries, Leading Juniors)

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

Legal 500 2021 and 2022 (Consumer Law, Rising Star)


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