Katerina Stein

Junior (Called for over seven years)

Year of call: 2013

General information

Devil Masters: Una Doherty, Christopher J Pirie, Douglas B Ross; Thomas L Ross, Claire M Mitchell Qualifications: M.A. (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany) Ph.D. University of Edinburgh LL.B. University of Edinburgh Dip.LP. University of Edinburgh


Since Katerina called to the Bar, her practice has focussed on Employment Law and Discrimination, 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. Her experience includes Mediation.

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 admitted as a member of Faculty, Katerina undertook a litigation traineeship specialising in personal injury cases and employment law, followed by work as Procurator Fiscal Depute, and in the area of immigration law.

In addition, Katerina has held a number of academic appointments tutoring Law at the University of Edinburgh. She spent December 2018 in Greece as part of the “European Lawyers in Lesvos Project” under the auspices of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe and the German Bar Association, advising Asylum seekers in the refugee camp in Moria.  In early 2022 Katerina joined a team of lawyers taking part in the pro bono scheme, the “Ukraine Advice Project UK”, an advice service providing help and support to Ukrainians seeking refuge in the UK.

Katerina received the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award 2023 in recognition of outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Public Law, for the third year running. Also in 2023, Katerina was instructed to take part in the Scottish Covid Inquiry, on behalf of Scottish healthcare workers, and children, with Long Covid.
In 2024, she was invited to be a speaker at the Law Society Employment Law Conference.”

Fluent to the standard of native speaker in English, German and Czech with a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

Ms E Whyte v Falkirk Council: 4101472/2022 and 4101245/2023

Areas of expertise


T: 0131 260 5654

Steven Walker KC to speak at the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)

We are delighted to invite you to attend the flagship event of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) “International ADR Week 2022” with the most excited topic that you are looking for “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic”. 

The webinar is entitled “Arbitration and ADR Beyond the Pandemic” and will feature Steven Walker QC of Themis Advocates.

14th July 2022 at 10:00 – 18:00 (GMT+7 Thailand time)

Please register from this link here



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Employment Law Conference

Friday 24th May 2024

The Royal Mile, 80 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

Themis Advocates are delighted to invite you to attend our Employment Law Conference on Friday 24th May at the Radisson Blu, High Street, Edinburgh from 1pm-5pm.  The event is free to attend, open to all solicitors, trainees and paralegals and you will be accredited 3 hours CPD.


1300 hrs – Registration & Refreshments

1330 hrsKaterina SteinCase Law Update

1415 hrs – Catherine MacColl – Venturing beyond the contract – the quest for the true agreement in employment relationships

1500 hrs – Refreshment Break

1520 hrsDavid James – Whistleblowing Update

1600 hrsTim Haddow Free Speech and the Workplace

1645 hrs – Conclusion

1700 hrs – Drinks & Canapés to which all attendees are invited

To book your place please register here: