Prosecutes and defends serious crime.
YEAR OF CALL 2015
BPP University, BPTC: Outstanding
BPP University, GDL
University of Exeter, BA (Hons), History: First Class
Eastham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Continuing Education Fund Award, Lincoln’s Inn
Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
BPP Excellence Award
Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn
CPS Advocates’ Panel Level 1
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Criminal Bar Association
Overview of Practice
Kate joined Chambers in October 2019, following the successful completion of her pupillage. Kate is building a successful practice regularly appearing in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Court for both the prosecution and defence. She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas and has particular expertise in asset recovery, restraint and confiscation 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 clients attending court for the first time.
During pupillage Kate assisted David Smith secure the acquittal of a client after a three month long trial for conspiracy to supply controlled drugs of Class A. She also assisted the successful prosecution and defence of a variety of other serious cases, including historic sexual offences, under the supervision of Warwick Tatford and Henrietta Paget.