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Katrina is a Crime Specialist Barrister.

Katrina specialises in criminal defence and extradition. Following the successful completion of her pupillage at Doughty Street Chambers, she became a tenant in 2022.

Katrina is a criminal defence barrister, representing clients charged with serious criminal offences. She is instructed in the Crown Court, as well as the Youth and Magistrates’ Court. She has been instructed in cases including the following: Section 18/20 GBH, drugs offences, protests; immigration offences; weapons offences and theft and fraud.

Katrina is also regularly instructed in extradition cases, defending those challenging requests for their extradition from the UK.


Katrina has a background in human rights and criminal law and policy research.

Prior to joining the Bar, she was a criminal law Research Assistant at the Law Commission for England and Wales (2019-2020) where she worked on the Hate Crime Review Consultation Paper, with a specific focus on reforming hate speech legislation contained in the Public Order Act 1986 (“stirring up offences”) and the Football Offences Act 1991.

She also previously worked as a Legal Research and Policy Intern at human rights charities, JUSTICE and ARTICLE 19. At JUSTICE, Katrina worked on the Prosecuting Sexual Offences Working Party and ‘Supporting Exonerees: ensuring accessible, continuing and consistent support’ report. At ARTICLE 19, Katrina worked on the hate speech regulation on social media platforms project.


Katrina is instructed in a range of criminal cases, the recent of which include:

Serious violence and weapons 

  • R v OH (Reading CC) – defended a man accused of threatening his ex-partner at knife point, in the presence of their young child. He was tried for witness intimidation and possession of a bladed article. Acquitted (Unanimous). 

  • R v  LA – defended a 18-year-old man accused of assault on an emergency worker during a drug search. The Crown relied on the evidence of four officers. Following the defence submission on application of the law, it was found that the officers had conducted an unlawful search and used unlawful force. No evidence offered.

  • R v PG – defended a young man with learning disabilities, accused of harassing his ex-partner. Defendant cleared following a successful submission of no case to answer.


  • Sweden v WN – defended a man who was requested by Sweden on a conviction warrant. He had a young family and a wife who suffered with a range of health issues. Following the FEH, extradition was deemed disproportionate to the RP’s Article 8 rights and was discharged.


  • R v EB and ors – represented a protestor accused of common assault in a high-profile trial. The complainant was Sir Iain Duncan Smith. Client cleared after a successful submission of no case to answer. Read here.

  • R v DB and ors – Junior counsel in high-profile Just Stop Oil case. Represented a protestor charged with statutory public nuisance, accused of trespassing on the Silverstone track during Formula 1. This was the first statutory public nuisance Crown Court trial.