Kate Blackwell Q.C.
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Murders and people trafficking feature highly on Kate Blackwell's work roster. Chambers & Partners 2012.
"Kate Blackwell handles the most serious criminal offences and impresses observers with her very hands-on approach. She is hugely responsive and I can call her any time of the day". Chambers & Partners 2011.
As far back as 2003 the Chambers Legal Guide identified Kate as a “leader in crime”. She has been consistently recommended for serious and business crime since that time.
Kate is a criminal law specialist who was called to the bar in 1992. Since then her practice has successfully developed into the areas of white collar and serious crime, both prosecuting and defending. She was one of the most junior members of the Northern Circuit to be awarded “Category 4 Prosecutor” status. She has appeared in some of the most high profile cases on circuit and has also gained much large fraud case experience. She has been on the Attorney-General "A” list for many years. She is instructed by leading Fraud Panel Solicitors nationwide in commercial fraud cases. Her reputation for serious and complex cases includes a respect for her judgement and skill.
Kate was appointed a Crown Court Recorder in 2009 and took silk in 2012.
Kate regularly presents lectures and seminars on all aspects of serious crime, fraud, regulatory crime and health and safety law (including corporate manslaughter). She is also involved in advising the Health and Safety Executive on evidence gathering and case preparation.