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Katherine Couper

Barrister - Call 2012

Practice Profile

Katherine joined New Court Chambers as a pupil in October 2014.

Katherine was called to the Bar in 2012 following a law conversion and successful completion of the BPTC at BPP Law School. During the course of her legal studies, Katherine was awarded the Cohen Scholarship and Sir Joseph Cantley Award. Prior to converting to law, Katherine read PPE at the University of Manchester and worked for a period as an analyst in the retail banking sector.

Between 2012 and 2014 Katherine worked as the legal assistant to the head of the family department at Miles and Partners LLP, specialising in international child abduction, wardship and care proceedings. Katherine also ran her own caseload of private law children and domestic abuse matters.

In addition, Katherine has worked as a County Court Advocate representing clients in a variety of hearings such as appeals, small claims, housing matters and bankruptcy hearings. Alongside her legal studies, Katherine undertook pro bono work with the Free Representation Unit and was the Student Director of the Personal Support Unit at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Through her employment and pro bono opportunities Katherine has had considerable experience working with vulnerable clients from all backgrounds, including victims of domestic violence, parents with learning disabilities and substance misusers.

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