Katie McFarlane

Call: 2015
Katie McFarlane

Katie accepts instructions from Claimants and Defendants across all of Ropewalk’s core areas and regularly appears in small claims, Part 8 hearings, CMC/CCMCs, applications and fast track trials.

Katie is a Lord Denning, Lord Brougham and Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.

In her spare time, Katie plays basketball and enjoys going to the theatre.

Personal Injury

Katie is regularly instructed in all types of personal injury litigation from disposal hearings to fast track trials and has experience with occupier’s liability, employer’s liability, highways and road traffic claims. Katie’s paperwork practice includes drafting statements of case and advising on liability, quantum and procedure.

Clinical Negligence

Katie’s background is in the medical sciences and she has a particular interest in developing a clinical negligence practice, having volunteered with AvMA during her legal studies and worked as a clinical negligence paralegal prior to commencing pupillage.


Katie regularly acts for both Claimants and Defendants in NIHL claims. She has experience drafting statements of case, advising on liability and quantum and is regularly instructed to act for parties at interim hearings, including CMCs, CCMCs, applications for medical evidence and strike out, as well as being instructed as trial counsel.


Katie has previously been instructed on noting briefs and is keen to develop her practice in this area.

Credit Hire

Katie regularly acts for both Claimants and Defendants in credit hire claims and is well versed in the law on issues of enforceability, need, period, impecuniosity, rate and intervention.


Katie has acted in small claims and fast-track landlord and tenant disputes relating to possession, rent arrears and committal proceedings. Katie has also advised and drafted pleadings in a property claim concerning constructive trusts.


  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (neuroscience), UCL
  • GDL, City University

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