Kate Hare

Prosecutes and defends serious crime.

YEAR OF CALL 2015

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Education

BPP University, BPTC: Outstanding
BPP University, GDL
University of Exeter, BA (Hons), History: First Class

Scholarships

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

Appointments

CPS Advocates’ Panel Level 1

Memberships

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Criminal Bar Association
Amicus
Young Fraud Lawyers 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.

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.

Notable Cases

R v PK [2019] – Uxbridge Youth Court – Secured acquittal for a youth accused of assault by beating on the basis of mistaken identification.  

R v DTR [2019] – Colchester Magistrates’ Court – 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 MH [2019] – Croydon Magistrates’ Court – Instructed to represent a defendant accused of a public order offence outside a school requiring careful cross-examination of multiple child witnesses.

R v KG [2019] – Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court – Instructed to represent a defendant accused of dangerous cycling. The prosecution offered no evidence on the dangerous cycling charge and accepted a guilty plea to cycling without due care and attention following successful negotiations on the day of trial.

R v OL [2019] – Southwark Crown Court – Instructed as part of the defence team in ongoing proceedings involving allegations of a €100 million fraud and money laundering.

R v NA [2020] – Kingston Crown Court – Prosecuted Uber driver for exposure contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in what the sentencing Judge described as “one of the worst cases of exposure I have come across”.

R v NK [2020] – Westminster Magistrates’ Court – 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.