Kate Chidgey

Called 2006

Kate Chidgey

Kate practices in serious crime and public law. She is an intelligent and tenacious advocate who is renowned for her disarming and personable approach.

Kate is entirely committed to the defence of all those she represents, which has resulted in success at every level, including at the High Court and Court of Appeal. Her calm and assured manner ensures that she inspires confidence in all who work with her; from those encountering the criminal justice system for the first time, to the most experienced of professional clients.

She is well-equipped to deal with both complex legal challenges and difficult witnesses. Her experience in dealing with cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants have led to her frequent instruction in high-profile cases involving serious sexual and human trafficking offences.

Kate is instructed alone, as a led junior and as a leading junior.

Kate is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Inquiry.


  • Philosophy and Theology MA (Oxon)
  • CPE
  • BVC


  • Inner Temple
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Member of the Female Fraud Forum (FFF)
  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)

Areas of work

  • General Crime
  • Inquests
  • Tribunals & Inquiries