Katie predominantly practises in the areas of criminal defence and prosecution. She regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court, the Youth Court and the Crown Court, acting for both the prosecution and the defence. Her experience covers a wide range of criminal matters, including violent offences, sexual offences, public disorder, robbery, burglary, fraud, possession of weapons, drug possession / supply and driving offences.
Aside from her criminal practice, Katie accepts instructions in the area of professional discipline. She completed a 3 month secondment with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2021, in which she presented cases involving the full range of regulatory concerns at all stages of proceedings. She continues to be regularly instructed in substantive hearings on behalf of the Council.
Prior to starting pupillage, Katie had a career in banking. She held an FX analyst position at US investment bank Brown Brothers Harriman. Katie assisted with a wide range of matters, including ensuring client compliance with EU and US regulatory obligations, managing client contact and instructing counsel regarding trading / regulatory contractual matters.
Whilst undertaking her legal studies, Katie volunteered with the Criminal Justice Initiative at the University of Sheffield. This involved researching appeal grounds and assisting with the drafting of an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in a historic multi-handed murder case. She gained further practical experience during the Bar Professional Training Course, interning with leading criminal defence firm Tuckers Solicitors.