Katy Rafter

Katy Rafter

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

Criminal Law

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.

 

Recent notable cases include:

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.