Kate was called to the Bar in 2013 and joined Chambers after successful completion of her pupillage. She regularly appears in the Crown, Youth and Magistrates’ Courts in London and the South Eastern Circuit. In the Crown Court, Kate has defended in a wide range of offences including: fraud, robbery, public order and drug offences.
Kate also prosecutes on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service and has appeared on behalf local authorities.
Kate has been commended for her ability to digest complex material at short notice and her thorough preparation. She is noted for her ability to put clients at ease and interpersonal skills.
Prior to joining Chambers, Kate worked at Shearman Bowen & Co gaining experience in the preparation of serious white-collar crime cases and confiscation matters.
R v KS – Chelmsford Crown Court – KS pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class B drugs and possession of class A drugs. He was sentenced to a second suspended sentence (eight weeks imprisonment suspended for two years). The original suspended sentence was not activated.
R v KM – Isleworth Crown Court – KK pleaded guilty to one offence of fraud by false representation after trying to defraud Harrods of goods of a value of £10,000. Sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.
R v KK – Stratford Magistrates’ Court - KK was charged with failing to stop and give details and failing to report an accident. A successful application to reopen the case was made; the Crown subsequently offered no evidence against KK following further legal arguments on the day of the trial.
R v OK – Southwark Crown Court - OK was charged with possession of false identity documents with intent. The defendant was wanted by Interpol and had a complicated immigration status. Following submissions on the relevant case law and mitigation, OK was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment.
R v NR – Isleworth Crown Court – NR pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article. It was the Crown’s case that NR and his co-defendants had taken knives to a fight. Appeal against Sentence allowed, and term of imprisonment reduced to a community order.
R v CJ – Bromley Youth Court – CJ pleaded guilty on a limited basis to possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Following submissions, the Bench agreed to keep the case in the Youth Court and he was sentenced to a non-custodial sentence.
LL.B, City, University of London
Bar Professional Training Court, Kaplan Law School
- Criminal Bar Association
- Women in Criminal Law