• Katherine is an extraordinarily bright junior known for her approachability, meticulous preparation and superior tactical judgment.

    Corporate and Financial Crime

    Katherine’s practice focusses on the defence of complex financial matters, often involving multi-jurisdictional elements. Her relentless work ethic, sound judgment and ability to assimilate voluminous materials with ease have led her to become a sought after junior in this area.

    Crime

    Katherine is instructed in cases spanning the full spectrum of serious and complex criminal matters. She has experience at all stages of the criminal process as sole and led junior for both the prosecution and the defence. She is a Grade 3 CPS prosecutor and also prosecutes privately. Clients are impressed with her dedication, meticulous preparation and persuasive advocacy

    Regulatory

    Katherine has experience working with the full spectrum of medical and financial regulators. She also prosecutes privately on behalf of regulatory bodies and acts as a legal advisor in NRCPD disciplinary proceedings.

    Private Prosecution

    Katherine accepts instructions to prosecute and defend individuals and companies in private prosecutions. She is fully conversant with the nuances of the laws applicable to private prosecutions and brings her experience in prosecuting and defending complex crime to this specialist jurisdiction.

    Appointments

    CPS Grade 3 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

    Privacy Notice

    Recent Cases

    News

  • Corporate and Financial Crime

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

    Overview 

    Katherine’s practice focusses on the defence of complex financial matters, often involving multi-jurisdictional elements. Her relentless work ethic, sound judgment and ability to assimilate voluminous materials with ease have led her to become a sought after junior in this area.

    Experience 

    Prior to joining Chambers, Katherine worked for a business crime defence firm where she assisted in the preparation of serious and complex cases prosecuted by the FCA, SFO and SOCA. 

    Early in her career at the bar, Katherine gained experience of prosecution strategy, working with the SFO in the pre-charge investigation into the 2007/2008 Bank of England liquidity auctions and with the FCA as disclosure counsel in Operation Wellington.

    Katherine has since developed an extensive defence practice, advising at the pre-charge stage and acting as part of the trial team in matters prosecuted by the SFO and US/European prosecution entities. Most notably she:

    • is currently instructed in the defence of an individual accused of a multi-million pound fraud prosecuted by the SFO due for trial in early 2023;
    • was instructed as led junior in the successful defence of a former Serco senior manager in proceedings brought by the SFO;
    • worked with the Glencore defence team in respect of the joint SFO/US DOJ investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Europe and Africa;
    • assisted a UK insurance firm to develop a strategic response to requests for information in a joint SFO/US DOJ investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in South America;
    • joined the team at Peters & Peters to develop a global defence strategy for a client linked to the misappropriation of funds from the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund. The investigations spanned various jurisdictions including France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the US, Malaysia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and the UK;
    • was instructed by a US firm to assist in the UK aspect of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s probe into HSBC’s Asia hiring practices; and
    • travelled to Kenya to assist a Jersey firm in relation to a multi-million pound fraud which spanned a 30 year period.

    Katherine has extensive knowledge of the law of confiscation and enforcement under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. She acts at all stages of the confiscation process, from restraint and applications to vary, to final confiscation hearings and subsequent enforcement proceedings.

    Katherine is fully conversant with the complex principles of Legal Professional Privilege which often arise in this area. 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; and 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. She is regularly instructed by the FCA to deal with time sensitive LPP reviews.

    Recent Cases

    News

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

    Overview 

    Katherine is instructed in cases spanning the full spectrum of serious and complex criminal matters.  She has experience at all stages of the criminal process as sole and led junior for both the prosecution and the defence. She is a Grade 3 CPS prosecutor and also prosecutes privately. Clients are impressed with her dedication, meticulous preparation and persuasive advocacy.

    Experience 

    Katherine accepts instructions to prosecute and defend 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 is experienced in matters of upmost gravity including murder and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life. 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.

    Recent Cases

    News

    • R v MA & SM (2019)

      Roger Smart led Katherine Lloyd in the prosecution of two individuals involved in an acid attack in which the victim received life changed injuries. 

    • R v Thomas & Or's (2018)

      Led counsel for the prosecution in a five-handed trial involving two separate conspiracies to possess firearms with intent to endanger life. Thomas received a life sentence. 

    • 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 working with the full spectrum of medical and financial regulators.  She also prosecutes privately on behalf of regulatory bodies and acts as a legal advisor in NRCPD disciplinary proceedings.

    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.

    Recent Cases

    • Katherine acted on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Limited in this private prosecution of an individual who held himself out to be a solicitor and conducted reserved legal activities when not entitled to do so.

  • Private Prosecutions

    Katherine has a burgeoning private prosecution practice.

    Overview 

    Katherine accepts instructions to prosecute and defend individuals and companies in private prosecutions. She is fully conversant with the nuances of the laws applicable to private prosecutions and brings her experience in prosecuting and defending complex crime to this specialist jurisdiction.

    Experience 

    Katherine accepts instructions to prosecute and defend private prosecutions as led and sole junior.

    In 2017, Katherine was instructed as led junior by a high net worth individual to defend in a private prosecution brought by a London Casino. Katherine dealt with complex disclosure issues and assisted in the preparation of legal arguments which led to the matter being resolved without the need for a trial.

    Katherine also draws on her experience in the regulatory arena to prosecute privately on behalf of regulatory bodies in the criminal courts. She offers a steady guiding hand from pre-charge advice through to the conclusion of each case.

    Notable Cases 

    SRA v RL (2019)
    Private prosecution of an individual who held himself out to be a solicitor when not entitled to do so.

    SE v AA (2018)
    Led junior for the defence in a private prosecution brought by a large London casino against a customer.

    Recent Cases

    • Katherine acted on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Limited in this private prosecution of an individual who held himself out to be a solicitor and conducted reserved legal activities when not entitled to do so.

    • Sean Larkin QC and Katherine Lloyd defended in a private prosecution brought by a casino against a high net worth individual said to have issued a fraudulent cheque for £2m. There were complicated issues surrounding the principles of the Gambling Act link...