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Katie joins Dere Street following a successful eighteen months working as an inhouse barrister (and pupil) at one of the largest criminal firms in London. Katie is a criminal practitioner and accepts instructions in the youth, magistrates and Crown Court.

Katie has been instructed as trial counsel on a variety of matters including public order, offences against the person, possession of offensive weapons, drugs matter, dishonesty offences and driving matters.

Katie’s delivery of oral arguments and presence in court has been commended by the judiciary both during trial and during complex sentencing hearings.

Prior to coming to be bar Katie worked as a criminal appeals paralegal dealing with out of time criminal appeals against both conviction and sentence and assisting with the preparation cases to go before the single Judge/ CCRC.


Notable cases


  • R V F- Katie represented a young man with learning difficulties who was charged with harassment and stalking. After a long legal argument and written representations, the crown was convinced to offer a restraining order in place of a conviction. The clients good character remained intact.
  • R V M- Jury trial in the royal courts of justice on one count of attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
  • R V W- Common assault and assault emergency worker. Katie successfully opposed a res Geste application, and the crown offered no evidence to the first charge. Katie made a successful half time submission in respect of the second.
  • R V H- H was charged with drug driving. Following disclosure issues raised on the day of trial the prosecution was forced to offer no evidence following submissions made by Katie.
  • R V M- Appeal against conviction. Katie’s half time submission was successful under the second limb of Galbraith after scrutiny of the officer’s body worn video and the case was stopped at half time with the appeal allowed


Professional Qualifications/ memberships


MLAW Exempting BPTC, First Class Honours/ Very competent

The honourable society of Middle Temple


Highest mark BPTC family practice.

Blackstone’s Criminal Advocacy finalist

Northumbria university mooting society winner


Katie is a keen netballer player, coach and umpire. In the summer months, Katie can be found surfing and open water swimming.