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Katarina Sydow specialises in public law, clinical negligence and personal injury.
She acts on behalf of a diverse range of clients including individuals, NHS Trusts, local authorities and the Official Solicitor in the Court of Protection and regularly undertakes work well beyond her level of call. She is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.
Katarina has a first-class degree in Modern History from Oxford University, completed her Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with distinction and achieved an outstanding grade in the Bar Professional Training Course.
Katarina accepts instructions from claimants and defendants. Her current caseload as sole counsel encompasses claims arising out of plastic, orthopaedic and vascular surgery, obstetric and midwifery care, and the delayed diagnosis of cancer. Katarina also has experience of secondary victim claims for psychiatric harm within a clinical context and regularly provides training on the same topic.
As junior counsel Katarina is instructed in high value claims arising out of catastrophic injuries at birth and has expertise in drafting schedules of loss.
As a corollary of her clinical negligence practice, Katarina is instructed frequently in medical inquests, acting for bereaved families and NHS Trusts. In 2014 she was seconded to the inquests team at Capsticks, where her experience as in-house counsel included representing the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust at an eight-day jury inquest into a death in police custody.
Appointments & Memberships
- Attorney General’s C Panel (2017-2022)
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
- Administrative Law Bar Association
- Human Rights Lawyers Association
- Court of Protection Practitioners Association
- Queen Mother Scholarships (Middle Temple, 2010, 2011)
- Undergraduate Scholarships (Wadham College, Oxford University, 2005, 2006, 2007)
- Cheney Prize for the Arts and Social Sciences (Wadham College, Oxford University, 2005)
Areas of Law
- Clinical Negligence
- Court of Protection
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Personal Injury
- Child & Adult Abuse
- Public Law
- Community Care
- Mental Health