Kate was called to the Bar in 2019, having been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2003. Prior to joining Chambers she attained her Higher Rights in 2010 and in recent years has practiced almost exclusively at the Crown Court, dealing with a full range of criminal cases at all stages of proceedings.
Kate has been led in homicide cases, has represented defendants in complex drug conspiracies, allegations of serious violence, of dishonesty and fraud, and of sexual offending. The Court of Appeal this year reported one of her successful appeals concerning the application of the Sentencing Guidelines in a matter of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Her background means that she has strong ties with the local legal community. Knowledge of procedure from police station to Crown Court trial gives her an invaluable insight into case preparation. She has a practical approach to dealing with cases, and with both professional and lay clients. She is known for her thorough preparation and advocacy.
Kate is looking forward to building on her existing considerable experience in Criminal Law whilst practicing at the Bar.
Education/ Professional Membership
LLB (Hons) Exempting, University of Northumbria
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn