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Chambers of Richard Wright QC

6 PARK SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2LW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Fax:
Fax 0113 2424395
DX:
26402 LEEDS Park Square
Email:
Web:
www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Kate Batty

Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Park Square Barristers (Chambers of Richard Wright QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Kate Batty was a criminal defence solicitor and partner before being called to the Bar, and has been a busy trial advocate ever since. She now practises exclusively in crime, with specialisms including sexual offences, violence and drugs offences.

Kate is a Grade-3 prosecutor and an approved advocate on the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel. She is especially accomplished in dealing with Section 28 cases involving pre-recorded cross-examination of young or otherwise vulnerable witnesses. She has cross-examined children as young as 5, and is well able to adapt her style to suit the case and achieve the best outcome.

As a solicitor, Kate gained experience of a wide range of cases from initial arrest to final court hearing. From 2006, she held higher rights of audience and appeared regularly in the Crown Court. She came into daily professional contact with many different clients, often when under arrest at the police station and at their most vulnerable. She also specialised in mental-health law, representing vulnerable patients at mental-health review tribunals.

Career

Solicitor 2001, Call 2011

Member

North Eastern Circuit

Education

1998
University of Northumbria, LLB (Exempting) - including LPC


Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit

Crime

Within: Leading Juniors

Kate Batty - Park Square BarristersParticularly good with vulnerable witnesses.

Within: Crime

Park Square Barristers is the 'chambers of choice' for many criminal solicitors within the region, with clients praising the 'strong range of alternative counsel' that can be provided where necessary. Head of chambers Richard Wright QC is known for prosecuting some of the circuit's most high-profile cases, and recently prosecuted in in the Huddersfield grooming trials, with Kate Batty acting as his junior. In another stand-out case, Peter Moulson QC defended a restaurant owner charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a patron from an allergic reaction, only the second such prosecution to be undertaken.

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