Kate Blackwell KC

Kate Blackwell KC

“One of the best silks in the country with an acquittal rate second to none.”

Legal 500 2022 Tier 1 Leading Silk Crime
Year of call: 1992 KC: 2012
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Criminal Regulatory

Kate has been instructed in a number of roles by both professional bodies, individuals and government departments. Kate has a wealth of experience in defending individuals and companies charged with breaching regulations and has prosecuted many cases for the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and the Office of Rail Regulation.

Cases of interest and notoriety include the following:

Environment Agency v BP Defending company manager charged with breaching environmental regulations in his waste management company.

R v D & others Defending a director of Railtrack charged with gross negligence manslaughter and significant breaches of health and safety regulations.

R v T Prosecution of a company whose breaches of H&S led to the death of employee at place of employment. Cross examined director of company over 4 days.

R v I Prosecution of a company charged with breaching “waste” regulations. European legislation considered.

R v D Defence of company director in prosecution brought by trading standards involving millions of pounds worth of goods and strong international element.

R v W & others Fatal accident on demolition site.

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