Overview of Practice
Kate joined Chambers in October 2019, following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is building a successful practice regularly appearing in the Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown Court for both the prosecution and defence. Kate also presents cases on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in fitness to practice proceedings.
After completing the Bar Professional Training Course, Kate worked at a specialist criminal defence firm in London. She specialised in confiscation law throughout her time at the firm and developed a detailed knowledge of the law relating to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Kate also worked on extradition cases in the Magistrates’ and High Court.
Prior to starting pupillage, Kate spent six months interning at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in California and a non-profit organisation in Houston, Texas, assisting attorneys working on death penalty cases. Kate was involved at both the pre and post–trial stages, collecting evidence and visiting clients on Death Row. Most notably, Kate assisted attorneys with a successful application for a stay of execution in a case involving false testimony.
Kate has also volunteered at the Personal Support Unit, assisting litigants in person in civil and family law matters. She has experience dealing with vulnerable witnesses and defendants attending court for the first time, and has completed the vulnerable witness training organised by the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA).