Katy joined Central Chambers in October 2017 after completing pupillage at Furnival Chambers. During pupillage, Katy assisted her supervisors on murder trials, historic sexual offences and people-trafficking cases.
Katy is an effective and persuasive advocate, described by those instructing her as highly competent, articulate and “terrifyingly thorough”. She is professional and robust in her approach to all of her cases, with a clear understanding of the law and the ability to quickly assimilate complicated facts. Her skeleton arguments have been praised by members of the judiciary as cogent, well structured and succinct.
Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Katy worked as a paralegal on clinical negligence cases whilst simultaneously managing a caseload of fast track EL/PL/OL cases. On a secondment to Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Katy assisted the legal department with inquests, personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Katy also provided assistance to attorneys on capital cases in Houston, Texas during a sabbatical.
Katy defends and prosecutes in Crown Courts, Magistrates Courts and Youth Courts on a daily basis. She has particular expertise in representing vulnerable defendants, understanding the sensitivity required when handling their cases and concerns. Katy has been instructed in a wide range of matters, acting for those who have been charged with sexual offences, violent offences, drug offences, dishonesty offences and driving offences amongst others.
Having been appointed to the CPS Advocate Panel, Katy also prosecutes.
Katy accepts instructions regarding all aspects of Personal Injury, undertaking work at Small Claims and Fast Track level for both Claimants and Defendants. Katy has experience in a broad range of areas, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, occupiers’ liability claims and highway tripping claims. She undertakes advocacy at all stages of a claim and can draft advices, pleadings and schedules/counter-schedules.
Katy has appeared in parole board hearings representing vulnerable prisoners with complex mental health issues.
Katy has some experience in representing family members in inquests, having recently represented the mother of the deceased in an inquest at the Coroners’ Court in Heywood. She is keen to expand her practice in this area.
To instruct Katy Laverty, please contact her clerks.
R v MS (2019)
R v CH (2019)
R v AA (2018)
R v KH (2018)
R v AW (2018)
R v CP (2018)
R V AE (2018)
R v JD (2018)
R v AK (2017)
R v TM (2017)
R v TD (2017)
R V PS (2017)
R v AF (2017)
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