• An exceptionally bright and determined junior counsel with experience across the spectrum of practice areas Chambers has to offer, Katherine Buckle has particular interest and expertise in Corporate and Financial Crime, Public Law and Extradition.

    Corporate and Financial Crime

    Katherine Buckle has a diverse practice within the field of corporate and financial crime.  She has worked on significant cases within the field in various guises, experiencing everything from compliance, to pre-charge and beyond to appeal.  Her work has often involved dealing with multiple jurisdictions.

    Crime

    Katherine Buckle has experience of a vast array of offences and stages in criminal proceedings; she has prosecuted and defended numerous cases from advisory stage through to appeal.  Katherine is an extremely bright junior and relishes the challenges of complex and often international areas of the criminal law and how it interfaces with other fields.

    Private Prosecutions

    Katherine receives instructions in private prosecutions to act on behalf of the prosecutor and the defendant. She has prosecuted on behalf of organisations protecting intellectual property rights and for industry bodies, holding their profession to account.  She has experience of all stages of the process and continues to progress in the field.

    Regulatory

    Katherine receives instructions on behalf of both the regulatory body and the individual across various industries. She has acted as a junior on medical regulatory related Public Inquiries, assisting with subsequent reports.

    Public Law

    Broad experience of a range of public law areas, Katherine Buckle has used her interest, knowledge, and intellect to forge a practice in the field.  She enjoys complex areas of law and matters with an international element.

    Professional Memberships

    • AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers
    • Bar Human Rights Committee
    • British Institute of International and Comparative Law
    • Chatham House
    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Extradition Lawyers Association
    • International Bar Association
    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

    Education

    • Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Vocational Course (BPP Law School)
    • BA Hons, French and Spanish (University College London)
    • LLM specialising in Public and Public International Law (London School of Economics)

     

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    • Judgement handed down in Privy Council hearing regarding the death sentence for "intellectually disabled" defendants

      The Privy Council today handed down judgement in the two cases of Hernandez and of Pitman v State of Trinidad and Tobago which were heard together. The appeals against conviction were unsuccessful and the Board commented that as the Court of Appeal had su...

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    • Female fraudsters sentenced to 33 months imprisonment for false identity fraud involving half a million pounds.

      Caoimhe Daly represented the Department of Work and Pensions in the prosecution of two women, originally from Africa who, posing as sisters, were convicted of 23 counts of fraud, conspiracy in connection with unlawful immigration and making false represen...

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    • Katherine Buckle on counsel team in Privy Council hearing

      QEB Hollis Whiteman member Katherine Buckle is part of the legal team appearing in the two day Privy Council hearing of Hernandez and Pitman v State of Trinidad and Tobago, a case which may set an international precedent that could prevent the execution o...

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    • QEB members win Trading Standards award

      Barristers Katherine Buckle, Eloise Emanuel and pupil Laura Vignoles were today awarded the Trading Standards Institute College of Fellows’ annual award for the ‘Best Article’ appearing in the TSI’s journal, TS Today. The co-aut...

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    • Katherine Buckle warns that the ECJ decision in Anbouba raises significant concerns for those doing business in countries subject to sanctions

      QEB Hollis Whiteman barrister Katherine Buckle is interviewed by Kate Beaumont of Lexis Nexis about the risks faced by those doing business in countries upon which sanctions have been imposed, following the dismissal, by the European Court of Justice, of ...

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    • SFO Corruption Case Against Victor Dahdaleh Collapses.

      While seconded to Norton Rose Fulbright, Katherine Buckle was part of the legal team representing British-Canadian businessman Victor Dahdaleh, who was acquitted on 10th December 2013 at Southwark Crown Court of charges relating to allegations of multi-mi...

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    An impressive junior with a wealth of experience within the field; Katherine Buckle has worked on large, serious and high-profile cases often involving multiple jurisdictions.

    Overview

    Katherine Buckle has a diverse practice within the field of corporate and financial crime.  She has worked on significant cases within the field in various guises, experiencing everything from compliance, to pre-charge and beyond to appeal.  Her work has often involved dealing with multiple jurisdictions.

    Experience

    From the very start of her career in Chambers, Katherine has enjoyed a full and varied practice in corporate and financial crime.  In early tenancy Katherine was instructed to be a part of the team representing British-Canadian businessman Victor Dahdaleh, who was acquitted in 2013 at Southwark Crown Court of all eight counts relating to allegations of multi-million dollar corruption in Bahrain after the Crown offered no evidence. 

    Since then, Katherine has been instructed as disclosure reviewing counsel by the Competition and Markets Authority in relation to a criminal cartel investigation.  And has assisted two leading law firms, Norton Rose Fulbright and BCL Burton Copeland on various corporate and financial crime cases.  

    Most recently Katherine assisted leading global corporate bank, Deutsche Bank, where she was responsible for advising the business on compliance in relation to bribery and corruption.

    Katherine has a strong understanding of foreign jurisdictions relating to bribery and corruption, as well as restraint and confiscation proceedings.  These include the US, Switzerland and various Middle Eastern countries.

    Within the field of extradition, Katherine acts for requesting authorities, defendants, interested parties and interveners in complicated extradition proceedings brought under both Part 1 (European Arrest Warrant) and Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003. She has advised on the full spectrum of extradition issues including dual criminality, double jeopardy, forum and passage of time. She was part of the legal team representing an Italian businessman in a high profile, contested extradition.

    Katherine has previously worked at Kingsley Napley Solicitors LLP and at law firms in France and Spain, specializing in international arbitration and criminal law. 

    To complement her work in human rights, extradition, international crime and corporate and financial crime, Katherine is currently undertaking a part-time LLM at the London School of Economics in constitutional and public international law.

    Notable Cases

    Italy v Riva (2015)
    Italy sought the extradition of a highly successful businessman on the basis of complex fraud and environmental charges.  The extradition case itself involved sophisticated arguments relating to ECHR rights as well as statutory bars to extradition.

    SFO v Dahdaleh (2013)
    Katherine Buckle was part of the legal team representing British-Canadian businessman Victor Dahdaleh, who was acquitted on 10th December 2013 at Southwark Crown Court of charges relating to allegations of multi-million-dollar corruption in Bahrain.

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  • A junior very much at ease with the complex, Katherine Buckle enjoys all levels of general crime but particularly serious, technically difficult and those with an international element.

    Overview

    Katherine Buckle has experience of a vast array of offences and stages in criminal proceedings; she has prosecuted and defended numerous cases from advisory stage through to appeal.  Katherine is an extremely bright junior and relishes the challenges of complex and often international areas of the criminal law and how it interfaces with other fields.

    Experience

    Katherine has worked on complex and serious cases, including appeals against sentence and conviction in the Court of Appeal, Attorney General's References, and high-profile murder trials such as the Victoria Station murder and the gangland shooting of a five-year-old girl, R v Kolanole, McCalla, Grant.  She is proficient at representing young clients (from 12 years old) and those with mental health issues.

    Katherine has assisted in prosecuting immigration fraud, violent disorder, murder under provisions of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 concerning loss of control and diminished responsibility, and RTA offences.  She also conducts confiscation proceedings.

    Katherine has significant experience in international crime and human rights law.  Having worked on the prosecution of Popović et al at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Katherine was part of the legal team instructed to investigate and prepare a report detailing human rights abuses in a Middle Eastern country.

    Katherine has worked at law firms in France and Spain, specializing in international arbitration and criminal law. She was also a Legal Adviser in Texas, assisting in the defence of capital murder cases at trial and appellate stages. She worked on cases involving violent offences and complex mental health issues.

    While at Kingsley Napley Solicitors LLP, Katherine was involved in a variety of criminal work, including a complex multi-handed conspiracy to steal and an ‘oil for food’ case.

    Notable Cases

    R v Swash (2015)
    Represented the defence in a successful abuse of process argument relating to misconduct in a public office.

    R v Kolawole, McCalla, Grant (2012)
    Assisted with the prosecution of a gangland shooting of a five-year-old.

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  • Katherine Buckle is an experienced criminal advocate with specialist expertise in extradition and a strong interest in human rights and their engagement within the criminal justice system. 

    Katherine is experienced in representing both States and individuals relating to extradition proceedings both within the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system and internationally. She provides the highest level of advice and representation at every level of extradition proceedings, from Westminster Magistrates’ Court up through appellate levels.

    Notable Cases

    Italy v Riva
    The Extradition of an Italian Businessman in relation to alleged Environmental and Financial Crimes in Italy.

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  • An intelligent junior with a calm, focused and impressive approach; she enjoys a full professional regulatory practice, particularly the interface with public law.

    Overview

    Katherine receives instructions on behalf of both the regulatory body and the individual across various industries. She has acted as a junior on medical regulatory related Public Inquiries, assisting with subsequent reports.

    Experience

    Katherine regularly undertakes work on behalf of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.  She recently assisted a leading regulatory law firm on the preparation of their cases for the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, amongst others.

    Katherine acted as a junior member of the counsel to the inquiry team of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, assisting with the preparation of the report. 

    While at Kingsley Napley Solicitors LLP, Katherine was involved in regulatory work, including the preparation of Security Industry Authority licensing appeals in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.  Since then she has advised and acted for local authority and private clients in court and before licensing sub-committees.

    Notable Cases

    Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (2013)
    Seconded to the Department of Health for a number of months as a junior member of the Inquiry team to assist in the preparation of the report arising from the Public Inquiry into the failure to regulate the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    News

    • QEB members win Trading Standards award

      Barristers Katherine Buckle, Eloise Emanuel and pupil Laura Vignoles were today awarded the Trading Standards Institute College of Fellows’ annual award for the ‘Best Article’ appearing in the TSI’s journal, TS Today. The co-aut...

  • Private Prosecutions

    A keen and bright junior with great experience and understanding of this highly specialized area of law.

    Overview

    Katherine receives instructions in private prosecutions to act on behalf of the prosecutor and the defendant. She has prosecuted on behalf of organisations protecting intellectual property rights and for industry bodies, holding their profession to account.  She has experience of all stages of the process and continues to progress in the field.

    Experience 

    Katherine has been instructed in cases on behalf of FACT (the intellectual property protection organisation) and the Security Industry Authority (the body responsible for regulating the private security industry).

    She has been instructed on behalf of individuals in proceedings being conducted in the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court.

  • A junior with a keen interest in all areas of public law; Katherine Buckle has advanced into numerous areas within the field.  She is bright, determined, charming.

    Overview

    Broad experience of a range of public law areas, Katherine Buckle has used her interest, knowledge, and intellect to forge a practice in the field.  She enjoys complex areas of law and matters with an international element.

    Experience 

    Katherine has long been interested in Public Law.  Instructed by the Death Penalty Project, Katherine has been involved in numerous death penalty cases before the Privy Council, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and appellate courts in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. These cases often involve complex constitutional and criminal points of law, such as mandatory sentencing and diminished responsibility. In 2016 Katherine was part of the team representing Pitman and Hernandez in a Privy Council case examining the death sentence for “intellectually disabled” defendants in Trinidad and Tobago. 

    Katherine has worked as a legal adviser in Texas, assisting in the defence of capital murder cases at trial and appellate stages. She worked on cases involving violent offences and complex mental health issues.

    Within the field of extradition, Katherine acts for requesting authorities, defendants, interested parties and interveners in complicated extradition proceedings brought under both Part 1 (European Arrest Warrant) and Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003. She has advised on the full spectrum of extradition issues including dual criminality, double jeopardy, forum and passage of time. She was part of the legal team representing an Italian businessman in a high profile, contested extradition.

    Katherine has significant experience in international crime and human rights law. Having worked on the prosecution of Popović et al at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Katherine was part of the legal team instructed to investigate and prepare a report detailing human rights abuses in a Middle Eastern country. 

    To complement her work in human rights, extradition, international crime and corporate and financial crime, Katherine is undertaking a part-time LLM at the London School of Economics in constitutional and public international law.

    Notable Cases

    Italy v Riva (2015)
    Italy sought the extradition of a highly successful businessman on the basis of complex fraud and environmental charges.  The extradition case itself involved sophisticated arguments relating to ECHR rights as well as statutory bars to extradition. 

    Popovic et al (2009)
    War crimes relating to massacre in Srebrenica, former Yugoslavia. 

    Recent Cases

    News

    • Judgement handed down in Privy Council hearing regarding the death sentence for "intellectually disabled" defendants

      The Privy Council today handed down judgement in the two cases of Hernandez and of Pitman v State of Trinidad and Tobago which were heard together. The appeals against conviction were unsuccessful and the Board commented that as the Court of Appeal had su...

    • Katherine Buckle on counsel team in Privy Council hearing

      QEB Hollis Whiteman member Katherine Buckle is part of the legal team appearing in the two day Privy Council hearing of Hernandez and Pitman v State of Trinidad and Tobago, a case which may set an international precedent that could prevent the execution o...