Katie is a Trainee Solicitor in the criminal appeals team at GT Stewart, having joined the firm in May 2017.
Katie specialises in appeals to the Court of Appeal and Criminal Cases Review Commission, following Crown Court cases resulting in convictions which are unsafe or sentences which are unlawful or manifestly excessive.
Katie has particular interests in joint enterprise cases, indeterminate sentences of imprisonment or detention for public protection, and cases involving female defendants.
Before joining GT Stewart, Katie undertook an internship at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge tribunals, working in the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia on an appeal of a case involving war crimes and crimes against humanity, of which a key feature was the concept of joint criminal enterprise in international law. Following the internship at UNAKRT, having become increasingly interested in Cambodian civil society and politics, Katie completed an internship at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, working on a wide variety of topics regarding human rights and human rights defenders.
Katie completed an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Politics. She went on to achieve a commendation in her Graduate Diploma in Law and a distinction in her Legal Practice Course.
Katie is a committee member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers, an organisation of junior lawyers in the legal aid sector, which campaigns for a sustainable legal aid system, access to justice and social mobility within the legal profession.
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Criminal Appeals Lawyers Association
Women in Criminal Law