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Catherine Farrelly

Call 1999

Practice Profile

Catherine Farrelly is one of the foremost leading juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, a sought after and highly regarded criminal advocate with a busy and successful practice and extensive expertise in leading serious and complex litigation.

Catherine has extensive experience in all forms of homicide and has been instructed in some of the most complex and sensitive cases involving sexual offending of recent years, including some of the UK's most prolific offenders. She is an accredited advocacy facilitator (trainer) of other advocates in relation to young and vulnerable witnesses and has received a commendation from the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in recognition of the way in which she dealt with a very young complainant in a case involving very serious sexual allegations.

Catherine is also a first choice for cases with a true international dimension. She has a wide experience of assisting in drafting ILORs; arguing the admissibility of foreign evidence and mutual legal assistance more generally. She is to receive a commendation from the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Europol in recognition of her role as leading counsel in the prosecution of 14 defendants in the “Feltham Book Heist” case.

Catherine is praised for her tenacious commitment to her cases and her meticulous attention to detail. Her sensitivity and emotional intelligence make her ideal for cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants, earning their confidence in the criminal process and maximising the quality of their evidence. 

Catherine is always willing to discuss a case before instructions are sent. To do this, please contact the clerks room. 

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Advocate Panels:

  • Counter Terrorism - Grade 4
  • Fraud - Grade 4
  • General Crime - Grade 4
  • Serious Crime - Grade 4
  • RASSO - Grade 4

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Anaesthetist facing jail for drug theft

27 November 2023

Catherine Farrelly prosecuted a trainee anaesthetist, who admitted stealing... Read More

Lawyer of the week

5 October 2023

5KBW’s Catherine Farrelly is The Times, Lawyer of the Week, rightly... Read More

Businessman Convicted of Plot to Plant Hoax Bombs at Barristers’ Chambers

18 August 2023

Catherine Farrelly, leading Lucy Organ of 6KBW, prosecuted this four-month... Read More

Young Man Convicted of 22 Counts of Rape

18 August 2023

Catherine Farrelly, leading Fiona Ryan and Anna Dutka, prosecuted this young... Read More

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