Katherine Anderson

Year of Call: 2005
Email Address: katherine.anderson@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Katherine is an experienced education and employment law specialist who offers first class customer service, legal advice and advocacy.

Her practice now encompasses:

  • Employment
  • Education.

Katherine has undertaken a number of successful judicial and private mediations as an Accredited Mediation Advocate.

Katherine was educated at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, and Harvard University, United States. She completed her postgraduate Diploma in Law at City University and her Bar Vocational Course at BPP School of Law, where she was graded ‘Outstanding’. She has been a tenant of 3PB Barristers since the completion of her pupillage there.


  • Employment and discrimination
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    Katherine is an experienced employment law specialist who has acted for and advised claimant and respondent employers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

    She offers particular expertise in relation to disability and other discrimination cases with a personal injury mental health aspect.

    By way of example, recent cases include:

    • A claim of alleged disability discrimination, relating to depression and  stress at work, providing detailed advice in relation to case preparation
    • Representation of a claimant manager in a high value claim for unfair dismissal and victimisation
    • Representation of a respondent manager defending a race discrimination claim brought by the deceased’s executors with a high value personal injury aspect
    • Representation of a respondent School Governing Body in relation to an unfair dismissal claim brought by an employee accused of lying about her qualifications
    • Representation of a respondent nursery provider in relation to an unfair dismissal claim brought by an employee accused of sexual abuse of a child
    • An alleged constructive “whistle-blowing” dismissal where the employee complained of a dangerous workplace

    She has undertaken a number of successful judicial and private mediations as an Accredited Mediation Advocate.

    In her employment practice she has a particular interest in the education sector and has acted in employment cases concerning staff at nurseries, schools and universities (see also Katherine’s Education Law profile).


    • 13th Apr 2017

      3PB Employment Barrister Katherine Anderson examines the implications of Peninsula v Baker on employer liability for acts of victimisation. Katherine Anderson examines if an employer can escape "scot-free" from liability for an act of victimisation if it is 'astute enough' to instruct an innocent third party – or employee - to carry it out.

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  • Education
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    Katherine is an experienced education law specialist with a particular interest in special educational needs. She is familiar with the issues that may arise in relation to mental capacity in education cases.

    She accepts instructions from local authorities, parents, young people, as well as employers/employees in the education sector, in relation to:

    • Appeals before the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
    • School admissions appeals
    • School exclusions appeals
    • Equality Act 2010 claims in the civil courts
    • Judicial review
    • Employment tribunal proceedings (see also Katherine’s Employment law profile)

    Reported Case:

    • RB v Calderdale MBC (SEN): [2018] UKUT 390 (AAC)

    Recent cases before the First-tier Tribunal include:

    • An appeal by regarding the school to be named in Section I of their child’s EHC plan; the local authority considered that the school of parental choice was full
    • An appeal by parents who considered it necessary to home educate their child for medical reasons and appealed against the local authority’s decision not to prepare an EHC plan
    • An appeal by parents who sought special educational provision for their child to be delivered outside of the normal school day in the home setting
    • An appeal by parents in relation to Section I of the child’s EHC plan, in which the local authority considered that the parental choice of school was unsuitable for the special educational needs of the child, but was unable to identify an appropriate school or other institution by the appeal hearing date
    • An appeal in which the parents and local authority disputed the level of therapeutic provision reasonably required to meet the child’s special educational needs
    • An appeal by parents regarding Section F of their child’s EHC plan, seeking a sensory profile for their child
    • An appeal by a young person aged over 19 seeking special educational provision at a specialist residential setting.

    Katherine also provides training in education law to a variety of different audiences, including local authorities, solicitors, university student advisors, lay panel members and educational experts.

    She is herself a parent of young children.

Academic qualifications

  • Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Harvard University, United States
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law at City University
  • Bar Vocational Course at BPP School of Law (Outstanding)


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Professional Qualifications and Appointments
Accredited Mediation Advocate

Professional qualifications & appointments

Accredited Mediation Advocate

Professional bodies

Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)

Direct Access

Katherine Anderson is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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