Katherine joined Kingsley Napley in 2013 from 9 – 12 Bell Yard Chambers where she specialised in extradition and crime. Whilst at the independent bar Katherine was described by Chambers UK 2013 as “up and coming” in the field of extradition law, as “brilliant” and “a force to be reckoned with in the appeal courts.” 

Katherine specialises in extradition and has significant experience representing and advising requested persons and foreign governments in relation to requests from both within and outside the EU. She has appeared as an advocate at all levels from the Magistrates’ Court to the Supreme Court. Katherine's detailed understanding of human rights law and national and international developments in this area mean that she is able to provide helpful and practical advice to clients.

Her past experience acting on behalf of prosecution agencies, including the the CPS and FCA, makes Katherine well placed to offer specialist and tactical advice to those facing criminal charges and informs her advice in respect of private prosecutions and regulatory allegations.

Katherine is well recognised in the field of Business and Human Rights and is a founder and co-chair of the Business and Human Rights Practitioners’ Network. Katherine’s experience in this field includes working with and lecturing NGOs and law firms on issues of corporate responsibility and liability for human rights abuses and environmental harm. She has worked with and lectured NGOs and law firms on issues of corporate responsibility and liability for human rights abuses and environmental harm. These issues can also be relevant in cases brought under Modern Slavery Act and the Bribery Act; offences that Katherine has experience of defending.

Katherine's practice encompasses public law matters and she has acted in judicial review proceedings for regulators, private organisations and professional associations. She also has experience of conducting and advising on proceedings before regulatory  tribunals, particularly in professional discipline matters. 

Publications, press highlights, speaking engagements & Blogs


Professional Societies and Memberships

  • Member of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
  • Member of the Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Member of the Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Member of Extradition Lawyers' Assoication


Insight from Katherine

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Business and Human Rights: Magnitsky clause now in force

The Magnitsky Clause Part 2: Profiting from the suppression of those who seek to assert their human rights?

The Magnitsky Clause Part 1: Profiting from the suppression of whistleblowers – what does it mean for business?

Dutch businessman sentenced to 19 years for arms trafficking and war crimes

A new criminal offence for corporates that fail to prevent human rights abuses?

Prosecuting companies for crimes against humanity

International Criminal Court asked to investigate corporate actors for crimes against humanity linked to Australia’s detention regime

The Ministry of Justice consults on lightening the regulatory load for Alternative Business Structures (ABS)

Case Update: High Court considers the power of a regulator to refer back to its Investigating Committee fresh allegations arising from the same facts as allegations already considered and referred by that Committee

Case Update: a new test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings?

Having the freedom to speak up - whistleblowing within the NHS

Regulatory Press Round-Up: February 2014

Case Update: Quinn v Bar Standards Board, Visitors to the Inns of Court, 25 February 2013

Case Update: R. (on the application of Scholten) v General Medical Council [2013] EWHC 173 (Admin)

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline. June 2016 – July 2016

Case Update: Christopher Cronin V Greyhound Board of Great Britain LTD [2013] EWCA Civ 668

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