St John’s Chambers is delighted to announce that Kathryn Skellorn has been approved as Queens Counsel. The silk ceremony will be held on 14th April.
Kathryn was called to the bar in 1993, and has been specialising solely in Children Act cases, dealing with complex care work and contentious private law matters. She is well versed in medico-legal issues, concurrent criminal proceedings and the use of the inherent jurisdiction.
It has been reported that 100 silks have been appointed in this year’s round – the largest number for three years. In total, 95 barristers and five solicitor-advocates were named yesterday as QCs, up from 83 barristers and one solicitor last year.
The selection process which Kathryn went through involved being considered against five competencies: understanding and using the law, written and oral advocacy, working with others, diversity and integrity.
Kathryn Skellorn said: “I am delighted to be appointed. I am looking forward to working with client teams and within the family justice system in this new role.”
Christopher Sharp QC, Head of St John’s Family Practice Group said: “I am delighted by Kathryn’s appointment which further strengthens St John’s position as the leading family set in the South West and adds to our existing Silk team of Robin Tolson QC, Susan Jacklin QC and myself.”