- Clerk Name: Natalie Bryan
- Clerk Telephone: 01962 868 884
- Clerk Email: [email protected]
Kate is a third six pupil barrister (probationary tenant) based in 3PB’s Winchester office. She accepts instructions from across the Western Circuit in crime, court martial and family law. Kate is a Level 1 Prosecutor on the CPS Advocate Panel General Crime List.
Kate completed her pupillage with a set of Chambers in London. During her pupillage, Kate appeared in a wide array of cases for both defence and prosecution in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Court Martial. She also appeared in County and Family Courts.
Prior to undertaking pupillage, Kate studied at the University of Portsmouth and graduated with a first-class law degree in 2021. Kate studied the Bar Training Course at the University of the West of England (UWE) and received an Outstanding. She won the prize for highest-performing student in 2021-2022. During her time at UWE, Kate won the St John’s Chambers Mooting Competition, was the runner-up in the Guildhall Chambers Mooting Competition and was a finalist in the Albion Chambers Mooting Competition.
Alongside her studies, Kate worked as a Crown Court caseworker at a criminal defence law firm.
Outside of work, Kate enjoys horse riding, clay shooting and running.
Criminal barrister Kate Davies, who also has a strong expertise in Court Martial hearings, already has a strong caseload with cases of note in 2023, including both defence and prosecution cases.
R v R (2023): secured an acquittal for a woman charged with being drunk in charge of a minor.
R v G (2023): successfully defended a man charged with ABH (domestic). Kate successfully opposed the Crown’s application to adjourn the trial. The Crown offered no evidence.
R v H (2023): secured an acquittal for a young man charged with possession of class A drugs.’
R v W (2023): successfully defended a young Defendant in a case of failing to provide a specimen of blood. The Crown offered no evidence on the day of trial, following arguments regarding disclosure.
R v H (2023): secured an acquittal for a teacher charged with domestic violence assault, theft and criminal damage.
R v S-P (Court Martial) (2023): successfully defended a Sergeant in the Army charged with fighting, contrary to s21(1) Armed Forces Act. The Crown offered no evidence on the second day of trial after extensive cross examination of the complainant.
R v M (2023): successfully argued for the defendant to receive a suspended sentence order in a case of controlling and coercive behaviour, whilst already serving a suspended sentence.
R v F (2023): successfully opposed the Crown’s application to adjourn the trial despite the defendant not attending. The Crown offered no evidence.
R v B (Court Martial) (2023): successfully defended a young Lance Bombardier in the Army who was accused of sexual assaults. A successful submission of no case to answer was made after the Prosecution case.
R v S (2023): secured a conviction in case of an assault of an emergency worker.
R v H (2023): secured a conviction in case of driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and possession of cannabis.
R v L (2023): successfully opposed a hearsay application during an appeal against conviction, made by Defence Counsel who was a KC and a Judge at the Old Bailey.
R v A (2023): prosecuted the sentence of a Defendant who piloted a rigid inflatable boat with migrants on board across the English Channel. The Defendant was convicted and sentenced for facilitating unlawful immigration and attempting to enter the UK without valid entry clearance. The report can be found here.
“Our client called yesterday and said he was very happy and that ‘Kate was amazing'.” Instructing Solicitor (R v W 2023)
“We are really impressed with Kate; she gets on with the clients really well.” Instructing Solicitor (2023)
“Brilliantly argued, Miss Davies.” Chair of Magistrates (2023)
“I want to praise you for your dealings with this case and your sensitive cross examination of the complainant.” District Judge (2023)