Member of Chambers Profile
Year of Call: 1999
Kate is instructed for both the prosecution (Grade 4) and defence predominantly in the London Crown Courts. Her practice covers a broad spectrum of offences and frequently involves matters of a serious and sensitive nature. She has particular expertise in sexual offences and has recently led in a case involving historic allegations of abuse made by 14 victims, and prosecuted a couple accused of sexually abusing all of their 5 natural children (toddlers to teenagers). Recent instructions include the prosecution of a multi-handed conspiracy to import class A drugs (leading counsel), prosecution of care workers abusing vulnerable and elderly victims (leading counsel), and defending in a sensitive death by careless driving case. Additionally, she has been junior counsel in a murder trial, two large firearms conspiracies, and a substantial fraud (amongst others).
She also has experience of licensing and Courts Martial.
Kate was awarded two scholarships from the Middle Temple; the Blackstone Entrance Exhibition and the Harmswick Scholarship.