Catherine has defended and prosecuted in cases across the criminal spectrum including homicide, fraud, serious sexual offences, drug offences, people trafficking, money laundering and assault.
Catherine is a grade 4 CPS prosecutor, a rape & serious sexual offences specialist and receives instructions to prosecute on behalf of the CPS Complex Casework Unit. She is recommended in Chambers & Partners in crime.
Catherine regularly receives instructions on behalf of the Police Federation.
Catherine was appointed as a Recorder in 2016.
She is a qualified advocacy trainer with Lincoln’s Inn.
Criminal Bar Association.
Education and Appointments
- Recorder in 2016.
- Qualified advocacy trainer with Lincoln’s Inn 2015.
- Inns of Court School of Law
- Hardwicke Scholarship Award, Lincoln’s Inn
- University College London LLB
- Amman Valley Comprehensive School
R v D: Prosecution Counsel in Modern Slavery operation.
R v Hough: Junior prosecution counsel in historic murder committed in 1976.
Operation Nightjar: Leading junior counsel in multi-handed drug conspiracy.
R v JM, LG & CW: Prosecuted case of multi-defendant case of attempted murder connected with the supply of drugs.
R v CB and others: Junior Defence Counsel in multi-handed complex case of sexual allegations in the context of an alleged cult environment.
Operation S: Prosecution Counsel advising on cases of child sexual exploitation.
Operation Enfield: Prosecuting Junior Counsel in case of nurses accused of wilful neglect.
R v JG: Defence Counsel in allegations of conspiracy to supply cocaine & amphetamine as part of an Organised Crime Group.
R v R & others: Prosecuting Counsel for multi-handed conspiracy to supply cocaine for Organised Crime Group operating out of HM Prisons.
R v TC: Defence junior counsel; People trafficking allegations, conspiracy to control prostitution.
R v RL: Defence junior counsel: Allowing the death of a 13 month old child.