R v PK (Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court, 2019) – Defendant acquitted after trial of assault by beating following cross-examination of the complainant on the basis of false allegations made during the breakdown of her relationship with the defendant.
R v MH (Croydon Magistrates’ Court, 2019) – Instructed to represent a defendant accused of a public order offence outside a school requiring careful cross-examination of multiple child witnesses.
R v DTR (Colchester Magistrates’ Court, 2019) – Instructed to represent a defendant in a special reasons’ argument following a guilty plea to speeding at 100 mph. Special reasons found and a small fine imposed.
R v RBC (Stevenage Magistrates’ Court, 2019) – Instructed to prosecute a vulnerable defendant assisted by an intermediary throughout the week-long trial. Kate was praised by the magistrates for her sensitive cross-examination of the defendant.
R v OL (Southwark Crown Court, 2019) – Instructed as part of the defence team in ongoing proceedings involving allegations of a €100 million fraud and money laundering.
R v NA (Kingston Crown Court, 2020) – Prosecuted an Uber driver for exposure contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 described by the sentencing Judge as “one of the worst cases of exposure I have come across”.
R v NK (Westminster Magistrates’ Court, 2020) – Instructed to represent a defendant accused of possession of two imitation handguns in a public place. Following mitigation the defendant received a suspended sentence of imprisonment.
R v CK (Southend Magistrates’ Court, 2020) – Persuaded the Judge it was in the interests of justice to move outside of the Sentencing Guidelines and impose three penalty points, instead of six, which would have resulted in the defendant having her driving licence revoked under the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995 requiring her to re-pass her driving test in order to obtain a new driving licence. The defendant therefore retained her driving licence and received a small fine.
R v BN (St Albans Crown Court, 2020) – Instructed to represent a teenage defendant facing trial for assault with intent to rob and affray. Persuaded the prosecution to offer no evidence on all counts on the indictment following written representations, despite multiple previous reviews concluding that it remained in the public interest to prosecute.
R v PC (Isleworth Crown Court, 2020) – Secured a suspended sentence of imprisonment following a defendant’s guilty pleas to two offences of racially aggravated harassment and an assault on an emergency worker, arising out of an incident at Waterloo train station, despite him having over 100 previous convictions.
R v GR (Harrow Crown Court, 2020) – Successful appeal against sentence resulting in the defendant’s disqualification from driving being quashed.
R v HR and R v RB (Willesden Magistrates’ Court, 2020) – Secured the acquittal of two defendants in two separate cases arising out of a dispute at a local mosque, despite CCTV footage purporting to show the offences being committed.
R v AA (Isleworth Crown Court, 2020) – Harassment case where persistent, targeted disclosure requests led to exculpatory evidence being discovered, resulting in the prosecution offering no evidence and a formal not guilty verdict being recorded.