M.A. (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany)

PhD University of Edinburgh

LL.B University of Edinburgh

DipLP University of Edinburgh

Special interests


Health & Safety

Immigration and asylum

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Since being admitted as a member of Faculty, Katerina's practice has focussed on Employment Law, Immigration Law, Public Law and Human Rights. She appears frequently in Immigration and Employment Tribunals, Upper and Appeal Tribunals, and both the Inner and Outer Houses of the Court of Session.

Katerina grew up in Prague and Germany. She attained a PhD in Literature but went on to study Law and graduated from the University of Edinburgh 2007. Before she was called to the Bar, she undertook a litigation traineeship specialising in personal injury cases and in employment law, followed by work as Procurator Fiscal Depute, and in the area of immigration law.

In addition, Katerina tutored Law at the University of Edinburgh. Pro bono, Katerina spent time in the refugee camp in Moria in Greece, advising Asylum seekers under the auspices of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, and the German Bar Association. 2022 Katerina participated in the “Ukraine Advice Project UK”, a service providing help and support to Ukrainians seeking refuge in the UK.