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Catherine Farrelly KC

Call 1999    Silk 2024

Practice Profile

Catherine Farrelly KC is a sought after and highly regarded criminal advocate with extensive expertise in leading serious and complex litigation. Catherine's practice encompasses all forms of homicide and serious and organised criminal offending. Catherine is frequently instructed in the most complex and sensitive cases of sexual offending, having over recent years been instructed in cases involving some of the UK's most prolific offenders

Catherine 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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News

Former Met Police Officer Convicted of Multiple Rapes

3 May 2024

Following a three-week trial at Croydon Crown Court in February, a former Met... Read More

Former Met Officer Guilty of Rape & Kidnap

19 February 2024

Catherine Farrelly led Rebecca Foulkes of Foundry Chambers, in the prosecution... Read More

King’s Counsel Appointments

15 February 2024

We are delighted to announce that Catherine... Read More

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

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