Katy joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2020. She is currently under the supervision of Sarah Hannett.
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 is interested in the relationship between public law, evidence, and technology. As the 2018 Bonavero Research Fellow at the Public Law Project, she undertook research into the types of evidence used in over 100 systemic unfairness judicial review cases. 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.