Kate Churchouse

Senior Associate Solicitor

Private Client

01737 854 571

[email protected]

Kate qualified as a barrister in 2008, called by Lincoln’s Inn and cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2010.

Prior to joining Morrisons in September 2020, Kate was the Head of a Court of Protection Team at a firm based in Hampshire having previously spent the first 12 years of her legal career working in-house within local government.

Kate specialises in Court of Protection (welfare) matters, community care, mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney and deputyship. Kate is also able to advise on matters concerning NHS and local authority funded care eligibility, Judicial Review and Mental Health Aftercare.

Kate’s passion lies in ensuring and giving effect to the Human Rights and civil liberties of vulnerable people.  Having previously advised and represented Government and NHS bodies in respect of their duties towards vulnerable people, Kate will strive to achieve the very best results while affording a sensitive, caring and respectful approach to each of her vulnerable clients.

During her career, Kate has provided numerous training sessions to Social Workers, NHS staff, Operational Heads of Department and Independent Advocates (IMCAs and IMHAs) on a range of topics including Community Care (Care Act), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), Mental Capacity and the impending Liberty Protection Safeguards (‘LPS’).

Interests

Kate’s spare time is mostly taken up by raising her young family. Having two small boys and a dog she is certainly kept on her toes!

As a lover of fine food and wine, Kate enjoys dining out but also loves the comforts that home cooking brings.

Whilst not so keen on land sport, Kate enjoys the water and often participates in open water swimming events. Kate took part in the Great Swim in Lake Windemere and other local swimming events. Kate is currently developing her passion for wakeboarding and paddle boarding which she prefers to do in the sea but mostly ends up in the lake!

Kate loves the countryside and open spaces. Her favourite travel destination (so far) is the Gran Canyon.