Caitlin Donovan

Called to the Bar:2022

  • Caitlin joined chambers in September 2023 and was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in November 2022, her pupil supervisor is Karen Robinson.


    Caitlin graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class law degree. Her dissertation on the US rape-kit backlog was recommended for publication. Caitlin has volunteered for several legal organisations, including interning for ‘The Rap Project’, a rape prevention charity, and at the Manchester Innocence Project. During the latter she led a team in the investigation of a possible appeal against a murder conviction. She is also a committee member for ‘Bringing [Dis]Ability to the Bar’, an organisation which works to increase accessibility for those with disabilities who wish to have a career at the Bar. 

    Her work in the prevention of violence against women led to her appointment to the Crown Prosecution Service North West’s Scrutiny Panel, in which she reviewed charging decisions relating to crimes involving violence against women and girls, and fed back recommendations to the organisation. She has also consulted on the redrafting of the Bailiwick of Jersey’s Sexual Offences Bill.

    Outside of law, Caitlin is an award-winning mixologist. Having trained in Madrid, she established her own cocktail business during the pandemic. She is also a keen actress, having been selected to act at the Globe Theatre. 


    Bar Practice Course, The University of Law (2021-2022)
    Law (LLB Hons), The University of Manchester (2018-2021)

    Scholarships & Awards

    Kalisher Trust Award (2022)
    Godfrey Heilpern Memorial Scholarship for BPC, Middle Temple (2021)
    Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement, The University of Manchester (2021)