YEAR OF CALL 1999
Kate is instructed for both the prosecution (CPS grade 4) and defence predominantly in the London Crown Courts. Her practice frequently involves matters of a serious and sensitive nature. She has particular expertise in sexual offences and cases involving young, vulnerable witnesses and those with communication difficulties. She 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).
Other recent instructions include the prosecution of an attempted murder, 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 led junior counsel on many occasions including allegations of murder, firearms conspiracies, drugs conspiracies, fraud and human trafficking drugs.
Kate also has experience of liquor licensing (new regime) and Courts Martial.