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Katy Rafter

Year of call: 2005

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 and defendants.

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 Miah & Others 2022 - conspiracy to commit fraud

R v Ali 2022 - S18 assault

R v Maxfield-Daniels - S18 assault

R v Catherall - Serious Sexual Offences with a child

R v Balog & Others 2021 - multi -handed murder

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

Reported Cases

  • R v P [2022] EWCA Crim 141
  • R v Riley [2022] EWCA Crim 327
  • R v Andrew [2022] EWCA Crim 141
  • R v Wright [2020] EWCA Crim 952
  • R v Fulcher [2020] EWCA Crim 1102
  • R v Taylor [2020] EWCA Crim 168
  • R v Stead [2019] EWCA Crim 351
  • R v Bennett & Griffin [2018] EWCA Crim 2538
  • R v Kazik [2016] EWCA Crim 84
  • R v 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.

  • DDJ (MC)
  • University of Sheffield BA (Hons) 2004
  • Nottingham Law School (Bar Vocational Course) 2005
Professional Memberships
  • Member of North Eastern Circuit.

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