Kate Astall is a qualified solicitor and lecturer in law at Leeds Law School.
Kate is a graduate of the University having studied Politics as an undergraduate. She went on to study the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course before embarking on a successful career in practice where she was involved in a number of high profile criminal cases.
She specialised in complex crime, civil liberties work and serious personal injury (often related to military personnel). She has also prosecuted on behalf of a number of national sports bodies in connection with child protection cases.
After completing her Masters whilst in practice, Kate joined Leeds Law School in 2019 as a full time lecturer. She teaches at both undergraduate and post graduate level.
- Client Care Skills (Module Leader)
- Criminal Law
- English Legal System
- Introduction to Law & Social Sciences (Module Leader)
- Public Law
- Tort Law
On the Legal Practice Course:
- Criminal Litigation
- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
Kate has a strong interest in miscarriages of justice and much of her research is focused around this issue.
She is currently working on a paper which considers the impact of absolute and conditional discharges in the context of driving offences.