• Katherine is an extraordinarily bright junior barrister with a focus on corporate and financial crime. She has an established a reputation with clients for her meticulous preparation, superior tactical judgment and persuasive advocacy.

    Corporate & Financial Crime 

    Katherine’s legal career had its beginnings in corporate and financial crime where she quickly developed a skill for digesting and analysing the voluminous and complex materials inherent to this practice area. Since joining the independent Bar, she has worked with financial prosecuting entities and well-respected international law firms often advising on complex multi-jurisdictional matters. Katherine accepts instructions as both led and sole junior.

    Crime

    Katherine has been instructed in a multitude of cases spanning the full spectrum of criminal matters. She has experience of prosecuting and defending as both sole and led junior. Clients are impressed with her detailed preparation and persuasive advocacy.

    Regulatory 

    Katherine has experience working with the full spectrum of medical and financial regulators. More recently, she became a legal advisor to the NRCPD.

    Public Law

    Katherine has worked on high profile inquests, building knowledge, experience and an understanding of the approach they require. She is sought after for her ability to process large volumes of material, efficiently and effectively, and for her judgment and intelligence.

    Appointments

    CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor

    Professional Memberships

    Criminal Bar Association
    Young Fraud Lawyers Association

    Education

    First Class Honours, Law (LLB), University of London
    Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan Law School 
    Scholarships:

    • Inner Temple Sir Joseph Priestley Internship Award 2011 
    • Kalisher Blackstone’s Scholarship 2011
    • GDST Minerva Johnston Memorial Scholarship 2007 - 2009

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    A junior with a focus on corporate and financial crime, Katherine has already established a stellar reputation in this area of the law.

    Overview 

    Katherine’s legal career had its beginnings in corporate and financial crime where she quickly developed a skill for digesting and analysing voluminous and complex materials inherent to this practice area. Since joining the independent Bar, she has worked with financial prosecuting entities and well-respected international law firms often advising on complex multi-jurisdictional matters. Katherine accepts instructions as both led and sole junior.

    Experience 

    Katherine has experience beyond her call in cases involving serious fraud and financial crime. Prior to joining chambers, Katherine worked with Shearman Bowen Solicitors, where she assisted in the defence preparation of high profile cases prosecuted by the FCA, SFO and SOCA. Katherine is now regularly instructed to act as junior alone and led junior for the prosecution and defence across the full spectrum of financial offences and related POCA matters.

    Katherine has built an international practice in advising on matters relating to financial crime and banking regulation. Most notably:

    • In 2015, Katherine was instructed by the Serious Fraud Office to assist with the pre-charge investigation into potential wrong doing during the 2007/2008 Bank of England liquidity auctions. In 2016, Katherine was instructed to assist a multi-national corporation whom, whilst not a party to proceedings, held an interest in the trial of Operation Tabernula;
    • In 2016, Katherine worked with a team at Peters & Peters Solicitors developing a global defence strategy for a client linked to the misappropriation of funds from the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund. The matter involved advising on the freezing of bank accounts, seizure of assets, money laundering, mutual legal assistance requests and extradition concerns. The investigations spanned various jurisdictions including France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the US, Malaysia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and the UK;
    • In 2017, Katherine was instructed by a US law firm to assist in the UK aspect of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s probe into HSBC’s Asia hiring practices;
    • In 2017, Katherine was also instructed as junior disclosure counsel in Operation Wellington, the largest insider dealing case brought by the FCA to date.
    • In 2018, Katherine advised a Jersey law firm in relation to a fraud which spanned a 30 year period within a Kenyan trading company; and
    • Katherine is currently part of a team advising a global oil company in respect of a DOJ investigation into alleged corruption in Africa.

    Katherine has extensive knowledge of the law of confiscation and enforcement under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. She is regularly instructed to act at all stages of the confiscation process, from restraint and applications to vary, to final confiscation hearings and subsequent enforcement proceedings. She is currently instructed to defend one of the first ever applications for an Account Forfeiture Order under the new POCA provisions (ss.303Z14 – 303Z17).

    Katherine is fully conversant with the complex principles of Legal Professional Privilege which often arise in this area. In 2016, she acted as independent LPP counsel to Operation Hornet, the prosecution of a former HBOS manager and co-conspirators, charged with defrauding the bank of £35m. More recently, she was instructed by HMRC to conduct a review in relation to Operation Lunar, the prosecution of a number of individuals charged with cheating the revenue through investment in film production companies.

    Notable Cases

    R v AA (2018)
    Led junior in a private prosecution brought by a large London casino against a customer.

    R v JB (2015)
    Led junior in the defence of Operation Zygos’ “most-wanted” suspect in a £7m horse-racing tipping fraud (Lewes Crown Court).

    FA Ltd (2015)
    Contributed to the pre-charge advice for a company under investigation for fraud and Consumer Protection Act offences.

    R v HT and MK (2015)
    Led junior for the prosecution in successful prosecution of a bureau de change owner who used the business as a cover to launder more than £3.5m (Central Criminal Court).

    R v DA (2014)
    Led junior for the prosecution in the successful prosecution of an ex-local-authority manager who defrauded his employers of £240,000 (Chelmsford CC).

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  • Extremely bright and personable, Katherine has become a popular choice with clients; she is a quality advocate who is effective and approachable.

    Overview 

    Since joining chambers, Katherine has been instructed in a multitude of cases spanning the full spectrum of criminal matters. She has experience at all stages of the criminal process as sole and led junior for both the prosecution and the defence. Clients are impressed with her dedication, meticulous preparation and persuasive advocacy.

    Experience 

    Katherine accepts instructions to defend those charged with the full range of criminal offences. She is a committed advocate who has been commended for going the extra mile for her clients in the preparation cases. She has successfully defended clients facing a range of offences including, inter alia, dangerous driving, child abduction and threats to kill.

    Katherine has particular expertise in defending those charged with driving offences. Her in-depth knowledge of the complex and technical driving laws means she often secures the best outcome for her client. By way of example, Katherine pursued a technical defence relating to a blood sample in a drink drive matter which led the Crown to drop the charge against her client. Most recently, she successfully defended a police officer who faced allegations of careless driving and failing to report an accident.

    Katherine accepts instructions to act as independent LPP counsel in general criminal areas. Throughout 2014 she acted as independent LPP counsel to Operation Axiom, a Home Office prosecution of a ring of solicitors accused of multiple immigration fraud offences.

    Notable Cases

    R v MA and SM (2019)
    Led junior for the prosecution in an acid attack where the injuries amounted to grievous bodily harm (Snaresbrook CC). 

    R v (2018)
    Successful defence of a young woman charged with the supply of class A drugs (Inner London CC).

    R v MZ (2018)
    Led junior for the defence in a six-handed armed robbery (Kingston CC).

    R v AT, JM, AS, EH and HA (2018)
    Led junior for the prosecution in a five-handed conspiracy to supply firearms with intent to endanger life (Blackfriars CC).

    R v RD (2015)
    Successful defence of police office charged with off duty careless driving (Willesden MC).

    R v JF (2014)
    Secured suspended sentence for a client who was initially charged with a gang-related night time domestic burglary (Guildford CC).

    Recent Cases

    • Nicholas Corsellis and Katherine Lloyd successfully prosecute teenager for a stabbing that resulted in cardiac arrest and brain damage.Teenager Tyrese Osei-Kofi was found guilty at the Old Bailey of wounding with intent after stabbing a 17 year old boy le...

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    • R v Osei-Kofi (2018)

      Nicholas Corsellis and Katherine Lloyd successfully prosecute teenager for a stabbing that resulted in cardiac arrest and brain damage.Teenager Tyrese Osei-Kofi was found guilty at the Old Bailey of wounding with intent after stabbing a 17 year old boy le...

  • Katherine has brought the advocacy and judgment she has developed in her criminal and corporate crime practice to the regulatory stage. She is quick to appreciate the issues, thorough in her preparation and persuasive in her advocacy.

    Overview 

    Katherine has experience of numerous regulators, in a variety of tribunals and categories of hearing. 

    Experience 

    Katherine accepts instructions to prosecute and defend in regulatory and professional discipline cases. Katherine is also a legal advisor to the National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People in disciplinary proceedings.

    Katherine has assisted members of chambers in the preparation of cases in relation to a range of professional bodies including the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Dental Council.

    In 2017, Katherine assisted Capsticks with cases arising from their successful bid for the SRA contract to prosecute cases before the SDT. Katherine advised on evidence and charges and drafted Rule 5 applications to the SDT. She understands what is expected of counsel by the SRA and is ideally placed to both prosecute and defend cases brought before the tribunal.

    Katherine is regularly instructed by the NMC to present before the Competence and Conduct Committee and Registration Appeal Panels. She has experience of cases involving clinical incompetence and dishonesty to both employer and the NMC.

    Katherine accepts instructions to act at all stages of the regulatory process, from Interim Order Hearings through to Substantive Order Review Hearings.

  • A junior with experience and appreciation of inquests and inquiries and the approach they require, Katherine Lloyd’s commitment and careful approach to her work has placed her well to develop her practice in this field.

    Overview

    Katherine has worked on high profile inquests, building knowledge, experience and an understanding of the approach they require.  She is sought after for her ability to process large volumes of material, efficiently and effectively, and for her judgement and intelligence.

    She is able to apply the skills she has gleaned to the full spectrum of work in this field, including Public Inquiries.

    Experience 

    Katherine has worked on high-profile inquests and is thus well versed in the law and procedure involved this field.

    Throughout 2014, Katherine was instructed on a continuing basis to provide assistance as a junior member of the disclosure team at Fieldfisher, the solicitors to the Hillsborough inquests. She has experience of dealing with and processing vast amounts of evidential material.

    Notable Cases

    Hillsborough Inquests
    Assisted the team advising the Coroner, in preparation for what became the longest jury inquest in British legal history.