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Katy joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2020. She is currently under the supervision of Claire Darwin.

Katy completed her first seat under the supervision of Sarah Hannett. She assisted in a variety of public, education, and equality matters including:

  • Advising on numerous education discrimination matters, including a potential race discrimination and breach of contract claim against a school, and a disability discrimination claim in the First Tier Tribunal.
  • A public law challenge concerning ultra vires contracts made in another jurisdiction, including an issue concerning the protection of property under the ECHR.
  • Advising an NGO on a policy challenge concerning freedom of expression and victimisation.
  • Advising on an Article 6 issue in relation to an appeal from conviction.

Prior to joining Matrix, Katy was Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Simon in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales where she worked on a variety of public, commercial, immigration, and criminal appeals. Katy was also a paralegal at Simpson Millar LLP in the education, community care, and public law team. Alongside studying for the BPTC, Katy spent a year working in Ofsted’s legal team, where she assisted with preparation for several investigations in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Katy also worked at the Public Law Project as a Research Fellow, where she researched the relationship between judicial review, evidence, and technology. She has published in Public Law on the relationship between public law and automated decision-making (‘Judicial review evidence in the era of the digital state’ Public Law (2020), Oct, 740-760).

Katy’s BPTC was supported by five scholarships, including the Bedingfield Scholarship from Gray’s Inn, and advocacy and academic excellence scholarships from BPP University. She holds a BA Jurisprudence (First Class) and Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction) from the University of Oxford. At Oxford, Katy was an academic excellence scholar of New College and was awarded the Law Faculty Prize for the BCL Private Law and Fundamental Rights module.