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.

    Katy has extensive advocacy experience, with a particular emphasis on trial advocacy, including cases involving vulnerable witnesses.

    Recent trials include murder and serious violence, rape, CSE and other serious sexual offences, high value fraud and drug trafficking.

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

    Notable cases

    R v Comley & Others 2020 – multi-handed attempt murder

    R v W & Others 2020 – multi-handed murder.

    R v Ramsey & Morris 2019 – murder

    R v Greenwood & Hussain – murder

    R v Moyle 2019 – serious sexual offences with a child

    R v Stewart & Others 2019 – conspiracy to commit burglary

    R v Harrison & Others 2019 – high value fraud conspiracy

    R v Fulcher & Others 2019 – conspiracy to supply Class A drugs

    R v Taylor 2019 – S18 assault

    Reported Cases

    R v Taylor [2020] EWCA Crim 168

    R v Emma Stead [2019] EWCA Crim 351

    R v Bennett & Griffin [2018] EWCA Crim 2538

    R v Kazik [2016] EWCA Crim 84

    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 external organisations.

  • Practice Summary

    Katy accepts instructions in a range of public and private family law matters.

    Katy has extensive advocacy experience, with a particular emphasis on trial advocacy, including cases involving vulnerable witnesses. With a background in crime, Katy has acted in the most serious cases including murder, serious violence, rape, CSE, including serious sexual offences involving children and child neglect, which enable her to transition easily into family proceedings.

    Katy has considerable experience in dealing with cross disclosure in criminal and family cases. Katy has a good reputation for her handling of expert witnesses and evidence.

    Katy has a reputation for her straightforward approach, excellent client care and work ethic.

    Additional Information

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

  • Practice Summary

    Katy has extensive advocacy experience, with a particular emphasis on trial advocacy, including cases involving vulnerable witnesses. With a background in crime, Katy has acted in the most serious cases including murder, serious violence, rape, CSE, including serious sexual offences involving children and child neglect.

    Katy has a strong reputation for defending the some most vulnerable people in society. She has substantial experience in dealing with clients who suffer from significant mental health and learning difficulties. Katy has considerable expertise in dealing with cases involving fitness to plead and stand trial.

    Katy has a reputation for her straightforward approach, excellent client care and work ethic.

    Additional Information

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

  • 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