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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Public Prosecution

Kate is an experienced prosecutor who has been instructed in cases of importance and complexity. She has excellent attention to detail and is known for her success in case strategy. She has significant expertise in advising the police and prosecuting lawyers on the handling of highly sensitive material. The Guardian once referred to Kate as a “no nonsense prosecutor”.

Notable Cases:

R v HS

Part of the prosecution team in a trial involving allegations of multiple murder.

R v A & T

Prosecuting mother and father whose neglect led to the death of their premature baby.

R v K

Prosecuting man convicted of murdering his partner in the presence of their 3 children.

R v C & others

Prosecuting a 7-handed murder and drugs conspiracy.

R v GP

The “Lady in the Lake” murder case. Prosecuting a defendant charged with murdering his wife and hiding her body at the bottom of Coniston Lake, Cumbria.

R v A & others

Prosecuting part of the “Oldham Riots” cases.

R v S & others

Prosecuting the 6-handed murder of an Ormskirk businessman.

R v A & others

Prosecuting an extensive people trafficking and false documents case.

R v F & F

Prosecuting identical twins for gangland shooting. One of first Anonymous witness applications to be made.

R v MNK & others

Prosecution of armed robbery based upon DNA evidence.

R v K & others

Prosecution of a major drugs conspiracy extending from the North West to Wales and Scotland.

R v P & P

Prosecuting husband and wife prison officers convicted of perverting the course of justice and misconduct in a public office.

Recent cases involving sexual offences, for which her success rate is exceptional, include:

R v J

Prosecuted Premier League and England International footballer for child sex offences. Advised from the point of charge and presented the case through to trial, sentence and Court of Appeal. Convicted and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment. Successfully defended conviction and sentence appeals.

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