Experience

Kathryn Howarth specialises in public international law, extradition and public law. She is on the Attorney General’s Public International Law Panel of Counsel and the Attorney General’s Civil Panel of Counsel. She is instructed by UK and foreign government departments and individuals. Kathryn is described in the Legal 500 as combining “intellectual strength with an imperturbable, yet reassuring, court manner”.

Awards

  • Mansfield Scholar (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Denning Scholar (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Howland Prize for the Most Outstanding Performance on the LL.M (University of Toronto)

Directories

Legal 500 2020, Leading Juniors, International Crime and Extradition:
“She combines intellectual strength with an imperturbable, yet reassuring, court manner.”

Legal 500 previous entries:
“A well–rounded, hardworking and energetic advocate”.
“Up and coming junior”.

Appointments

  • Attorney General’s Civil Panel of Counsel (C-Panel)
  • Attorney General’s Public International Law Panel of Counsel (C-Panel)
  • CPS Specialist Extradition Panel – Level 3
  • CPS Advocate Panel – Level 3

Education

  • M.A. (Cantab)
  • LL.M (Public International Law) University of Toronto (Howland Prize for the Most Outstanding Performance on the LL.M)

Professional Memberships

  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Association (DELF)

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work


Attorney General Panel

Appointed to C panel

Connect

R v RTA [2019] UKSC 55

Supreme Court decision concerning the interpretation of article 1 of the UN Convention Against Torture. The appeal arose out of a domestic prosecution, under universal jurisdiction provisions, for offences of torture carried out during the Liberian civil war.

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Criminal Judicial Review (Hart)

9th March 2020

This is a comprehensive guide to challenging decisions of criminal courts and public bodies in the criminal justice system using judicial review. Written by a team of criminal and public law practitioners, it considers claims for judicial review arising in the criminal justice system, which now represent a distinct area of public law. Contributing Author (Chapter on EU Criminal Law).


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TGC Welcomes Kathryn Howarth to Chambers

9th March 2020

We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Howarth has accepted an invitation to join Temple Garden Chambers. Kathryn specialises in public international law, extradition and public law. She is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel.


Privacy Notice

This document describes the information that Kathryn Howarth, in her professional capacity as a barrister, collects about data subjects, how it is used and shared, and the data subjects’ rights regarding it.

Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to advise and represent you. I might also need to collect and hold personal information of third parties.  I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect and hold about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding information.

DATA CONTROLLER

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple EC4Y 9DA  and my registration number is ZA213605.

DATA COLLECTION

The vast majority of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by your legal team in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.

THE LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller
  • The legitimate interests of ourselves, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

EXAMPLES OF LEGITIMATE INTERESTS INCLUDE:

  •  Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller;
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
  • Processing is necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
  • Processing for direct marketing purposes, or to prevent fraud; and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.

Our Lawful Basis can include any of the above as appropriate, but will generally be consent and/or performance or facilitation of the contract for the provision of legal services to you.

I have another Lawful Basis for processing your information (and that of any third party).  That is for the legitimate interests of my business as a barrister.

I WILL USE YOUR INFORMATION TO:

  • Provide legal advice and representation
  • Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils
  • Investigate and address your concerns
  • Communicate with you about news, updates and events
  • Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law
  • Make statutory returns as required by HMRC

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:

CLIENT DATA

  • Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • Address;
  • Payment or bank details;
  • Date of birth;
  • Location details;
  • Device IP address;
  • Financial information;
  • Medical Records;
  • Employment Records;
  • Social Security Records;
  • Criminal Records.

I MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH:

  • Instructing solicitors
  • Pupils or mini pupils, under my training
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services
  • My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet our legal obligations
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing
  • Experts or witnesses involved in legal proceedings in respect of which you instruct me.

TRANSFERS TO THIRD COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute or a reasonable prospect of such a claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required not to do so; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to my obligation to keep records in case of future complaint or claim against me, fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.

YOUR RIGHTS

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.

ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at Temple Garden Chambers.

MARKETING OPT-OUTS

You may opt out of receiving emails and other messages from my Chambers by following the instructions in those messages.

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. The Chambers website may use cookies to:

  • Validate users;
  • Remember user preferences and settings;
  • Determine frequency of accessing our content;
  • Measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns; and
  • Analyse site visits and trends.

I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. When I make significant changes, I will publish the updated Notice on my Chambers website.

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Coronavirus Update 6 July 2020

TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

Telephoning us

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Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via phone or email.

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Court Hearings

We are following the Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with that advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. In-Person hearings will be accommodated by members of TGC. We will continue to monitor this situation.

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If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or dnorton@tgchambers.com

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