Katherine MacDonald

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Katherine MacDonald

"Katherine has a great attention to detail with her work and is always willing to assist where she is able to."

Client, 2017

"Always fully prepared for any eventuality and argues coherently and clearly for her client both in negotiations and in Court hearings."

Client, 2017

Practice Overview

Katherine’s practice covers both public and private law children matters. She also undertakes family injunction work.

Before joining Pallant Chambers Katherine worked as a Legal Assistant within Southampton City Council’s public law child protection team. This has provided her with an invaluable insight into PLO procedures and the internal workings of a Local Authority. Katherine was also previously employed as an advisor for the National Stalking Helpline and volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence where she would write statements to support applications for Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.

Children (Public Law)

Within her public law work, Katherine represents any party throughout proceedings and is regularly providing representation at final hearings for both Local Authorities and parents. Katherine has acted for parents in proceedings where they have faced allegations of causing non-accidental injuries to a child and also for clients who have had difficulty in providing instructions and understanding legal advice, ensuring that they are able to engage with proceedings.

Katherine has been junior counsel on two separate High Court matters representing a Local Authority in cases involving fabricated or induced illness.

Children (Private Law)

Katherine undertakes work for parents throughout all stages of the private law process, regularly appearing for both applicants and respondents.

Domestic Violence Injunctions

Complimenting her earlier experience, Katherine accepts instructions for family injunctive work and is able to handle all matters with a sensitive and professional approach.