My name is Catherine Stock and I am a public access barrister. That means that you can come to me directly rather than having to approach a solicitor first. There are many benefits of approaching a public access barrister which are outlined in more detail in the public access tab.
I have been a barrister since 2007 and specialise in a few select areas. I have a particular interest in healthcare regulatory law and have represented hundreds of healthcare professionals before a variety of courts and tribunals. In addition I have represented many families and care homes in all aspects of care law. My third specialism is that of coroners’ inquests where I represent families and clinicians. For more detail of what I can offer see specialist areas. Additionally since undertaking pupillage at a large criminal chambers, I have prosecuted for a number of bodies and defended hundreds of clients charged will all types of criminal offences.
So why come to me?
I have a wealth of experience in the areas in which I practice underpinned by a 20 year career in the NHS as a nurse, general manager and clinical director.
I understand the issues and dilemmas that clinicians face on a daily basis as well having a detailed knowledge of the law in each area. Furthermore I am a highly experienced advocate well used to both adversarial and inquisitorial environments.
As well as my legal practice I also provide a consultancy and training service in related areas for detail see tab.
Most of my work is generated from satisfied clients see what some of them have to say about me below.
“I found Catherine to be highly professional and more importantly approachable and caring, sensitive to my needs and realistic to the situation. I was so pleased to have found her as I did not have confidence in the legal system and did not believe I would be listened to, she gave me back the justice that I was hoping for and she understood my experience which meant a lot to me. I would never hesitate to ask for Catherine’s services again and she really knows what she is talking about and has that rare quality about deeply caring for her clients that is rare to find”.
“Can I take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism and your style which is calm and clear. Without your guidance and knowledge I would not have won my case. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and Kings View Chambers to those who require legal advice in the future. Once again thank you”.
“This case of mine had been going on for 3 years very stressful, full of uncertainties and previous legal advice costing thousands of pounds and nothing really positive. Then l contacted and spoke to and met Catherine Stock. Her advice was objective but gave reassurance. The preparation work she did and on-going advice made me feel hopeful and which finally resulted in my case finished with no sanctions, supervision, nothing at all. I am fit to practice we won and this is all due to Catherine Stock’s input and advice. It is well worth getting her involved. I recommended her to those who need advice and help. Again many thanks from me and my family Catherine”.
“Catherine Stock was marvellous. My advice – don’t leave home without her”.
- Healthcare Regulation
- GMC / NMC/ HCPC Defence
- Care home law and care standards
- Coroners Inquests
- Criminal Defence
Professional & Academic
- BSc Hons Medical Law and Ethics [First Class]
- BA Health and Nursing Studies [2:1]
- CPE in Law [Commendation]
- BVC [very competent]