Katy Rafter

Katy Rafter

KATY RAFTER

Year of call: 2005

Call clerks: 0113 297 1200

Email clerks: clerks@kbwchambers.com

  • Practice Summary

    Katy is instructed by both the prosecution and the defence. She is an experienced trial advocate.

    She has recently been instructed to defend allegations of rape, serious sexual offences, serious violence and serious fraud.

    Katy is also instructed to prosecute serious offences. She has recently been instructed to prosecute allegations of multimillion pound international drug importation.

    Katy has a reputation for a straightforward approach and excellent client care.

    Notable cases

    R v Eardley – 2016 – successful defence involving allegations of historical sexual abuse

    R v Still 2015 – prosecuted defendant for multimillion pound importation of drugs (West Yorkshire). Case received national media coverage.

    R v Mottram 2015 – prosecuted defendant for multimillion pound importation of drugs (North East). Case received national media coverage.

    R v M 2015 – successful defence involving allegations of serious sexual offences against a child

    R v B 2015 –  successful defence involving allegations of sexual activity with a child

    R v E 2015 – successful defence involving allegations of sexual activity with a child

    R v Ali & Others 2015 – defended in multimillion pound mortgage and VAT fraud, in a trial lasting for 40 days.

    R v Clarke & Others 2013 – successfully defended allegations of conspiracy to commit fraud

    Reported Cases

    R v Sarah Pilkington [2011] EWCA Crim 1191

    Additional Information

    Katy accepts Public Access instructions for criminal cases.

    Katy has a background in public speaking. She also experienced in delivering training workshops on behalf of Kinch Robinson.

  • Practice Summary

    Experience in disclosure applications relating to family proceedings, both requesting evidence filed in Family Court proceedings and resisting orders made by the Family Court for disclosure from the police during ongoing investigations, (C2 applications).

    Acts on behalf of the police in civil disclosure proceedings.

  • Practice Summary

    Areas of practice include personal injury, road traffic claims and general litigation.

    Coroner’s Inquest work.

  • Called to the Bar 2005/Middle Temple

    Education

    • University of Sheffield BA (Hons) 2004
    • Nottingham Law School (Bar Vocational Course) 2005

     
    Professional Membership

    • North Eastern Circuit

     
    Additional Information

    • Keen horse rider