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Doughty Street Chambers

53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
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Fax 020 7404 2283
DX:
223 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.doughtystreet.co.uk
Bristol, London, Manchester

Kate O’Raghallaigh

Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Work Department

Position

Barrister.

Career

Kate acts in complex cases spanning terrorism, homicide and fraud. She is a versatile practitioner, being one of the few juniors in the country who specialises in terrorism work and who is dual-ranked in Chambers & Partners in the categories of Crime and Extradition.

Her recent instructions include gross negligence manslaughter, misconduct in public office, MTIC fraud, ‘carbon credits’ fraud, numerous instructions in jihadist and right-wing terrorism cases and several murder appeals relating to the law of ‘joint enterprise’.

Kate acts in cases with an international dimension, including death penalty cases before the Privy Council and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and a landmark extradition case relating to the Rwandan genocide: Hunte and Khan v. Trinidad and Tobago [2015] UKPC 33; Government of Rwanda v. Nteziryayo and others [2017] EWHC 1912 (Admin). She has substantial experience in advisory work involving foreign jurisdictions including the Caribbean, the USA and Gibraltar and recently acted in a high-profile criminal appeal relating to extradition from Georgia: R v Jack Shepherd [2019] EWCA Crim 1062. In her extradition practice, she recently acted in Szatkowski [2019] A.C.D. 62, which concerned whether s.20(5) of the Extradition Act 2003 was compatible with Article 4A of the 2002 Framework Decision.

Kate is an experienced appellate lawyer and is regularly instructed in cases before the Court of Appeal and the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Recent and notable cases include: R v. Anjem Choudary [2017] EWCA Crim 1606; R v. Ishtiaq Alamgir [2018] EWCA Crim 21; R v. Michaela Brunning [2019] EWCA Crim 1047.

Kate is sought after in cross-disciplinary work, including civil aspects of UK terrorism legislation and orders under the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011: Secretary of State for Home Department v. LF) [2017] EWHC 2685 (Admin). She is also an experienced public lawyer in cases before the High Court which involve criminal justice issues – in particular, cases which involve criminal procedure and children’s rights: R (on application of M) v. Hammersmith Youth Court [2017] EWHC 1359 (Admin); R (on application of Charles v. Criminal Cases Review Commission) [2017] EWHC 1219 (Admin); R. (on the application of BG) v Chief Constable of the West Midlands [2014] EWHC 4374 (Admin).

Languages

Irish

Member

Criminal Bar Association
INQUEST
Middle Temple
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
London Irish Lawyers Association

Education

BA Hons (Cantab) English Literature 2004-2007
Graduate Diploma in Law 2008-2009
Bar Vocational Course 2009-2011
Hardwicke Scholar 2008-2010
Chambers of George Carter Stephenson QC and Paul Mendelle QC at 25 Bedford Row: pupillage 2011-2013


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Kate O’Raghallaigh - Doughty Street ChambersA tenacious and fearless defence advocate with significant experience of terrorism litigation.

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