Kara Loraine has a busy practice principally focused in the areas of personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law. Her other areas of practice include professional discipline, costs, inquests and commercial law.
Kara’s personal injury practice includes regular instructions from both claimants and defendants in complex and high-value multi-track claims in the High Court and County Court. She has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of personal injury claims including employer’s liability (encompassing all aspects of industrial disease as well as accident claims), high-value road traffic accident cases and public liability. She has particular expertise in cases involving overlapping personal injury and employment/discrimination issues.
Kara is establishing a significant clinical negligence practice undertaking a broad spectrum of work acting on behalf of Claimants and Defendants. She acts at all stages of a case, from inquest to final hearing, and has experience of a wide variety of claims. She regularly advises in writing or in conference and can draft pleadings at short notice where necessary.
Kara has experience of all aspects of employment and discrimination claims with particular experience of complex discrimination claims (often involving elements of personal injury compensation or concurrent County/High Court proceedings), multi-claimant cases including equal pay claims in both the NHS and local authorities, collective consultation and redundancy disputes (particularly in the context of TUPE transfers) and costs.
Kara also regularly advises and represents practitioners in relation to professional conduct proceedings.
Prior to joining chambers, Kara spent over a year in house with a large national firm of solicitors. She also lectured in tort and civil litigation at Northumbria University.
Kara won the 2006 Oxford University Press national mooting competition whilst completing her BVC and, having graduated from the University of Durham, Kara earned a Master’s degree in legal practice and was awarded a scholarship by the Middle Temple.
“Recommended for multi-track cases, particularly those involving employers.” “Combines strong legal knowledge and technical ability with excellent client skills.” “An enthusiastic and conscientious counsel who is unafraid to roll her sleeves up and get stuck in.”
The Legal 500 2021