Katy Stephenson - Solicitor
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2011 with a First Class degree in Law. I then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University before joining Ben Hoare Bell in November 2012. I commenced my Training Contract in September 2015.
I completed the first 12 months of my training contract in the Police Misconduct Department pursuing both complaints against the Police and civil actions for compensation. I provided advice to individuals in a range of situations where there had been misconduct by Police Forces including unlawful detention, malicious prosecution and assault at the hands of the Police.
I also worked in the Personal Injury Department pursuing a number of personal injury claims including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, trips and slips, criminal injuries and abuse claims. As part of my work in the Personal Injury Department I was involved in the representation of a large number of clients in relation to potential claims arising from their detention at Medomsley Detention Centre and Kirk Levington Young Offenders Institute.
The final seat of my training contract was in the International Family Department. Within this department I worked on cases involving divorce, Forced Marriage, Child Abduction and domestic abuse. A key area of my work was offering support and advice to those who have suffered domestic violence.
I qualified as a Solicitor in March 2017. I am now working in the Police Misconduct department.
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