Kay Springham QC

Year of Call 1999         Year of Silk 2016

Prior to coming to the Bar, Kay spent eight years as a solicitor working in civil litigation. Since calling in 1999, Kay has enjoyed the challenge of being instructed in a wide range of civil matters. Her areas of expertise include reparation, clinical negligence, and public law.

Kay has a post-graduate qualification in European human rights law. In January 2013, Kay was appointed as the Second Standing Junior to the Scottish Ministers, and is on the panel of preferred counsel for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

Vale of Leven Hospital public inquiry – junior counsel for Scottish Ministers in inquiry into outbreak of Clostridium difficile.

Apollo Engineering v James Scott Ltd – appointed as amicus curiae where lay individual sought to represent limited company. Issues under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

David T Morrison & Co Ltd v ICL Plastics Ltd – claim for reparation arising out of explosion at factory causing damage to neighbouring building; whether claim prescribed.

Junior counsel for pursuer in medical negligence claim which settled on the basis of a periodical payment order – second case in Scotland to use a PPO.

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