Catherine is a highly regarded junior with a practice prosecuting and defending serious and complex cases, with a particular focus on serious violence and organised crime.
Her recent caseload incudes Murder (led junior), Perverting the Course of Justice (led junior), Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs (led junior and junior alone), Fraud (led junior and junior alone), Armed Robbery, Witness Intimidation, Attempted Kidnapping and Criminal Damage with Intent to Endanger Life.

She also has experience of consumer and trading standards prosecutions involving regulatory offences and local authority powers, in particular in consumer protection, tobacco and trademarks prosecutions. Catherine is interested in cutting-edge issues of criminal evidence and recently hosted with Tom Parker, and presented in, a series of talks on the issues of verification and authenticity when dealing with open source and digital evidence and the risks posed by “deepfakes”.

Key cases & testimonials

R v AM & Ors, Croydon Crown Court [2023] – Catherine defended a young man charged with a Conspiracy to Rob involving 7 other defendants. The case involved detailed examination of cell site material and legal argument as to its admissibility.

Op Shark, Northampton Crown Court [2023] – Catherine prosecuted a large-scale Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs involving numerous defendants across three trials. In the first and third trials, she was led by Nicola Moore. In the second trial, Catherine prosecuted as a junior alone. Each trial involved the presentation of complex and detailed evidence.

R v Gayle [2020] EWCA Crim 1159 – Catherine successfully appealed a sentence of 26 months’ imprisonment for a man convicted of Possession of an Offensive Weapon, Shoplifting and Common Assault. The court acknowledged Catherine’s “focussed and well prepared submissions” and were persuaded that the sentences should run concurrently, reducing the overall term to 20 months.

R v AC, Court of Appeal [2020] – Catherine successfully appealed the terms of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order on the basis that they were variously unnecessary, disproportionate and/or insufficiently clear to be enforceable.

PC v Poland, High Court of Justice (Administrative Court) [2022] – Catherine represented Poland in successfully resisting an appeal against extradition on Article 8 grounds.

She handles clients with professionalism and compassion … It is always clear to me that her submissions are the product of detailed and comprehensive consideration of the evidence and the tactical approach to be taken to meeting it … The manner in which she conducts each stage of her cases is, in my experience, wholly as one would expect of a highly respected and professional member of the Bar.Solicitor

Further information

Bar Professional Training Course, City University – Outstanding

Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law – Distinction

BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy, University of Sheffield – First


Lord Denning BPTC Scholarship, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Postgraduate BPTC Scholarship, City University

GDL Mooting Competition Winner, University of Law

Lord Haldane GDL Scholarship, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

GDL “Gold Award” Scholarship, University of Law

Marquand Prize for dissertation mark, University of Sheffield Department of Politics