Katherine Pierpoint

Call To The Bar: 1998


Katherine Pierpoint has been described by The Legal 500 2021 as “strong, confident, articulate and extremely intelligent. Her presence in court is known and felt in each case.”

Katherine has been a member of Lincoln House Chambers since she was called to the Bar in 1998.  She was educated in the North West and obtained a First Class Law Degree from Nottingham Trent University.

Katherine has developed an extensive criminal practice involving both prosecution and defence work.  For a number of years she has been recommended in crime in the leading legal publications.  She undertakes a broad spectrum of work including cases of homicide, large scale drugs conspiracies, armed robberies, violence, serious sexual offences and fraud.  Katherine is instructed in complex and lengthy trials (including VHCCs) as both junior and leading counsel.  She has been involved in a number of high profile gang related cases.

As a category 3 prosecutor she is engaged in the prosecution of a wide variety of offences.

In addition to Katherine’s highly rated skills as a persuasive advocate she is recognised for her proficiency in dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses.  In previous editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 she is noted to have “the confidence and ability to really connect with clients” and as being “Well regarded for her ability to deal with sensitive clients in sexual offences cases.”​Katherine is regularly instructed to defend youths facing serious allegations in the Crown Court.

Katherine routinely works on behalf of the Police Federation representing Police Officers facing both criminal and disciplinary proceedings.  These cases have involved allegations of assault, fraud, sexual misconduct, dangerous driving and misuse of confidential material.  She has recently been involved in an appeal in which a dismissed Officer was reinstated.

She has experience in regulatory work in particular the defence of prosecutions brought by Trading Standards.

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