Kate Rohde

Partner

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

"Doyenne of the field'

Legal 500 2019

The ‘exceptionally good’ Kate Rohde is a ‘leading light in the field’ who is ‘unmatched by any other solicitor’

Legal 500 UK 2017

Kate is is a Partner in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury practice and an experienced specialist in clinical negligence claims of all types, often acting for bereaved families or on behalf of children and adults who have suffered permanent and profound injuries.  

She has depth and breadth of experience in clinical negligence matters.  Predominantly serious injury and fatal injury cases, such as brain injury, birth injury, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, failure to diagnose meningitis. Over the years Kate and her team have secured high, sometimes groundbreaking, awards for clients and their families.

"Experienced and reliable' and committed to 'achieving the best possible outcome for the client"

Legal 500 2019

Over the years Kate has acted for a wide range of Claimants from all walks of life with serious life changing injuries.

Kate often advises in highly distressing circumstances and is keen to ensure that the litigation and legal process delivers solutions for her clients.

Wherever possible, Kate tries to ensure that a collaborative and creative approach from the outset delivers a fair and speedy result for her clients. 

She is also keen to ensure that the medical profession are given proper education about legal processes and therefore has been involved with the firm’s Healthcare Standards Practice and, in particular, worked with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management to encourage better understanding between lawyers and doctors to try and ensure that the law can be used as a tool for important lessons to be learned. 

Kate is  a member of the Kingsley Napley Diversity and Inclusion group and LGBT and allies network.

What the directories say

"doyenne of the field'

Legal 500 2019

'experienced and reliable' and committed to 'achieving the best possible outcome for the client'

Legal 500 2019

"particularly adept at handling clinical negligence claims for serious injuries, ranging from cerebral palsy and neonatal injury claims to cases concerning cosmetic surgery"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

"She is very hands-on with her cases and very meticulous; every detail is covered"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

‘wealth of experience and cutting-edge approach’

Legal 500, 2016

Kate is "thorough and compassionate," and also "determined, with a will to fight a case to the end." 

Chambers UK, A client's guide to the legal profession

“She has an absolutely first rate intellect and knows this area inside out.”

Chambers UK, A client's guide to the legal profession

"Knowledgable", "tenacious but realistic" and "a pleasure to work with"

Legal 500

'"Determined" and "switched on," Kate Rohde is "head and shoulders above the rest," say commentators.  This is down to her "top-to-tail" knowledge of the field, leading one client to suggest "she has everything you could want in a clinical negligence lawyer."

Chambers UK, A Client's guide to the legal profession

'She is "very clued up on what families need - she makes you feel completely at ease."'

Chambers UK, A client's guide to the legal profession

 

"Immensely experienced"

Legal 500 UK

 

"She is an extremely impressive individual"

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

 

Effortlessly talented, intelligent and articulate"

Legal 500 2015

 

Publications

  • The Lawyer: Clear Intent. Kate discusses the Duty of Candour following the publication of the Mid Staffs Inquiry report.
  • Health Service Journal: “Protecting whistleblowers must be at the heart of NHS change” 30 June 2014
  • Health Service Journal: “Lawyers are not just ambulance chasers” 19 Nov 2013
  • The Guardian: “Should the NHS listen to clinical negligence lawyers?” 11 Nov 2013

 

Professional Societies and Memberships

 

Further information

  • Member of the Law Society's specialist clinical negligence panel
  • Member of the AvMA specialist clinical negligence panel
  • Associate member of the Clinical Disputes Forum
  • French speaker

 

"She is very hands-on with her cases and very meticulous; every detail is covered"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

"Particularly adept at handling clinical negligence claims for serious injuries, ranging from cerebral palsy and neonatal injury claims to cases concerning cosmetic surgery."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

"Doyenne of the field'

Legal 500 2019

 "She is extremely experienced, extremely perceptive and very good with clients."

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2018

"...hailed by interviewees as "a standout performer" who is "vastly experienced and can bring a lot of expertise to the case." "

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2017 

"...'highly motivated and intelligent;' 'incredibly bright and efficient;' and 'a leader in the field'..."

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Insight from Kate

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Blogs

Cerebral Palsy – what do we know about the causes?

Can the NHS reduce stillbirths and avoidable cerebral palsy cases?

Treating with dignity

Spending less money on “picking up the pieces” - culture change in the NHS

Is the NHS learning?

NHS: Changing culture (from B to A from blame to accountability)

A response to The Times' article "Trying to cure cancer could land you in court"

The welcome news about supplementary legal aid scheme being abandoned

Clinical Negligence claims: The argument for being able to instruct your own expert

Doctor complaints hit record levels – men vs. women?

Client anonymity in clinical negligence claims – the dilemma of litigating

Ever waited in A&E?

“Please, write to me”: Welcome Guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

"Toxic bickering" at St George's Hospital leading to 150 deaths - A Management Oversight?

#PrideMatters Why I am an ally

We should congratulate Daniel Holt

IWD: For the guilty working mother

"Not all lawyers are ambulance chasers"

Mistake in every 5 births

Welcome comment from Lord Justice Jackson

Is a mother giving birth a primary or secondary victim?

All change! LCCCP becomes CPotential (and hosts a wonderful CPotential Constellation Event)

How to get the NHS rabbit out of the headlights

Thousands of low income families with disabled children were paid too little in tax credits

Kate Rohde speaks at an event for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP)

Inspiring Women in Medicine

"Choosing Wisely" - better outcomes for patients and doctors

What does an institutional Duty of Candour mean for patients?

An inspirational evening with the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP)

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Contact Kate

+44 (0)20 7814 1237

krohde@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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