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Kath Jatter

Senior Solicitor

k.jatter@gtstewart.co.uk
020 8774 1100

Kath Jatter is a Senior solicitor, Duty solicitor and qualified HCA in the Criminal Defence Team.

Before embarking on a career in law, Kath was a social worker for 15 years. Qualifying as a solicitor in 2003 and joining GT Stewart Solicitors in 2011, Kath specialises in Criminal Defence with a particular focus on representing youths and vulnerable adults in a criminal Court and Police Station setting. With a wealth of experience in Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown Court cases, Kath has built a solid reputation as a keen and competent litigator and advocate who fearlessly defends her clients.

Recent notable cases

R v ML – Serious GBH allegation involving a police officer  and a vulnerable Defendant. A successful application of no case to answer was made. This decision was appealed to the Full Court who upheld the decision that the Defendant had no case to answer.

R v AK – Historic sexual offences with the Defendant himself a victim of sexual abuse and human trafficking. The Defendant was acquitted of all four counts on the indictment.

R v MG  – Multiple allegations of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Kath is the lead litigator in this ongoing case.

R v TL – Attempted Murder case with a vulnerable youth Defendant at its heart.

R v VO – The Crown offered no evidence in a Drink Driving case when the Defendant was four times over the drink driving limit.

R v JB – High profile murder case at the Central Criminal Court. The case turned on identification and reliability of CCTV and eye witness evidence.

R v LN – One of the handful of Prison Mutiny criminal cases heard in the UK, Kath was the lead litigator and driving force behind the case. After full trial, the Defendant secured a sentence  ¼ of what ordinarily would have been passed.

In addition to a strong practice in serious and complex criminal cases, Kath has maintained a practice in the Magistrates’ Court appearing on a weekly basis and achieving very creditable results.

R v CE – A Bladed Article matter where the Crown ultimately offered no evidence due to Kath’s persistence and commitment in requiring the Crown to prove their case.

R v AMG – Despite what seemed an initially strong  case, the prosecution were obliged to offer no evidence against the defendant following tenacious litigation on Kath’s behalf.

R v AL – The Crown offered no evidence in an Assault PC case involving a Youth Defendant after a review of the Body-Worn Footage revealed that the Police, and not Defendant, were the aggressors.

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