Catherine is a Grade 4, specialist criminal practitioner with substantial experience in cases involving homicide, serious, complex and organised crime, and sexual offences.
Catherine is frequently instructed as leading counsel – often leading other members of chambers. To date, Catherine has been instructed as leading counsel for the prosecution in approximately 30 cases that include either multiple defendants, multiple victims (often vulnerable), intelligence-led policing (covert and overt) – and in respect of allegations of attempted murder, conspiracy to kidnap, blackmail and falsely imprison, fraud, conspiracy to import and supply drugs, GBH, child cruelty (youngest being a few weeks old) violent disorder and public nuisance. In addition, Catherine is frequently instructed as junior counsel led by Queens Counsel and Senior Treasury Counsel, in high-profile cases and homicide cases, often multi-handed.
Catherine is instructed by several different divisions of the CPS, including the Homicide Unit, Complex Casework Unit (London and North West of England), Special Casework Division, RASSO and the Appeals Unit.
Catherine is frequently instructed to advise pre-charge and as trial advocate. In all cases, Catherine adopts a thorough approach to preparation and has the skill to condense voluminous and complex evidence into a sleek presentation befitting of the audience. Catherine is a skilful, yet extremely personable criminal practitioner who is highly regarded by her peers at the Criminal Bar.
Catherine was honoured to receive a formal police commendation for her role as leading counsel in the prosecution of a multi-handed trial, 10 defendants charged with conspiracy to rob during Notting Hill carnival weekend…R v M & ors, Snaresbrook Crown Court