Katy Thorne QC’s specialisms include serious violence, sexual allegations, child abuse and financial crime. She frequently instructed in the most serious criminal cases including murder and manslaughter and historic, multi-complainant rape cases, but is also expert at representing professional people facing less serious but life changing allegations. She regularly provides second opinion advice on appeal, often finding successful grounds where trial counsel have found none.
Katy has a flair for unpicking the prosecution case, and for getting the best out of anxious clients, in court she knows when to ruffle feathers and when to charm. She is recognised as having a particular flair for challenging expert evidence and for cross-examining witnesses classed as vulnerable.
Her recent caseload includes VAT and boiler room fraud, historic multi-complainant sexual abuse, child death and drug fuelled murder. She is always available for pre-charge advice and will actively pursue all available routes to prevent prosecution.
Her clients receive a combination of tactical nous, clever legal arguments, robust advocacy and jury craft to obtain the best possible outcome.
Criminal Bar Association, Criminal Appeals Lawyers Association, Fraud Lawyers Association, Women in Criminal Law (founder), Justice.