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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. 

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.  

Catherine's Privacy Policy can be downloaded here.

Advocate Panels:

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

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One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles has been jailed for 25 years

10 February 2021

Catherine Farrelly prosecutes one of the UK’s most prolific child sex... Read More

Catherine Farrelly successfully prosecutes Ivy League graduate of rapes

28 January 2021

Catherine Farrelly successfully prosecutes double rapist.

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Successful prosecution of 12 defendants in high value burglaries

21 September 2020

Catherine Farrelly and Charlotte Hole successfully prosecute twelve defendants... Read More

Wandsworth stabbing killer, 21, guilty of murder

15 January 2020

Catherine Farrelly instructed by CPS Homicide Unit and led by Crispin Aylett... Read More

Stranger rapist conviction

26 November 2019

Catherine Farrelly secures conviction of stranger rapist who attacked two... Read More

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