Katherine is a Grade 2 Prosecutor and has experience in prosecuting and defending cases in the Crown Court. She strives to undertake more complex and challenging criminal work, including as a junior alone and as a led junior.
Cases of Note
R v ASJ: Led by Richard Thyne KC. Prosecuted a 19-year-old man was convicted of stabbing two men to death and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 24 years. The case was covered on the BBC, the Star and the Doncaster Free Press.
R v CB: Led by Richard Thyne KC. Successfully opposed a Prosecution application for leave to proceed with counts left on the file.
R v PR: Defended an individual charged with causing s.18 grievous bodily harm with intent to a complainant who was known to him. Defendant asserted an alibi and was acquitted following a four-day trial.
R v GS and AD: Prosecuted two individuals for causing grievous bodily harm without intent. Secured a conviction in relation to GS and following further review, the case was stopped against AD.
R v ZA: Defended an individual who, as a youth, became involved in a County Lines drug operation. Following a positive conclusive grounds decision for child exploitation, and a full review of social care and other documentation disclosed, Katherine persuaded the Prosecution to discontinue proceedings against ZA.
R v TE: Secured a suspended sentence order for an individual following a guilty plea to an offence of blackmail. Reported in the Derby Telegraph.
R v DD: Secured a community order for an individual charged with being in possession of a bladed article in circumstances where there was a risk of serious disorder.
R v HB: Theft from an employer initially valued at over £130,000; basis of plea for theft to the value of £90,000 was proffered. Conference with reviewing lawyer; further advice on evidence and acceptability of basis of plea provided and followed. Reported in the Examiner Live.
R v JD: Prosecuted a dangerous driving sentence which was described by the Sentencing Judge as one of the worst cases of dangerous driving he had seen. Reported in the Star.
R v PB: Prosecuted the son of the deputy mayor of Grimsby for a number of offences committed against his father. Reported in the Grimsby Telegraph.
R v NB: Prosecuted burglar for a number of burglaries where he targeted elderly residents. Reported in the Daily Star.
R v JE: Committal for sentence for possession with intent to supply approximately £23,000 worth of Class A and Class B drugs that were being stored in a shipping container where consideration for Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings were given. Reported in the Hull Daily Mail.
R v ZA and JB: Sentencing two teenagers, one with learning difficulties, for dangerous driving following an incident of racing which resulted in significant damage to a number of vehicles.
R v NC: Represented the Appellant as he appealed the decision of the lower court not to find exceptional hardship. Having heard evidence from the Appellant and his business partner, the Crown Court found exceptional hardship and the Appellant was able to avoid disqualification.
Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police v CB: Represented the Appellant in his appeal to the Crown Court against the imposition of a sexual risk order.