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Cited as a leading individual, Kate is described as “enormously talented, great to work with, down to earth and pragmatic with a backbone of steel”. She defends and prosecutes, with a varied practice including murder, business crime, sexual offences, firearm offences and large scale organised crime. Kate also has many years experience in Professional Discipline, Inquests and Courts Martial and sits as a legal advisor at the HCPC. Kate regularly deals with complex disclosure issues, PII and 3rd Party material and appears in the Court of Appeal on novel areas of law; she led a successful appeal against a ruling of no case to answer in the first prosecution for child trafficking in ‘County
Lines’ and saved a client charged with money laundering £500k on a point of law concerning confiscation. Kate has particular experience in cases requiring sensitivity; defending a mother in the tragic killing of both of her children whilst suffering an undiagnosed mental illness and defending a 15 year old accused of murder who required an intermediary. Kate is also an experienced fraud practitioner; recent work includes defending in a large fraud on rail companies and prosecuting a ten handed multi million international fraud of film equipment.


Call 1992  Silk 2017

Legal Assessor at the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (2000)

Accredited Mediator for Civil / Commercial Disputes (2007)

CPS Rape Panel (2005-2017)

CPS HQ Specialist Fraud Panel (2013-2017)

CPS HQ Serious Crime Panel (2013-2017)


Criminal Bar Association

Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

The Private Prosecutors’ Association

Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association

Fraud Lawyers Association


South Eastern Circuit

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Kate Bex QCRed Lion ChambersClinical in her cross-examination.

Red Lion Chambers, among a range of criminal experts, has number of members with specific strengths in sexual offences and modern slavery matters, and handles a strong mixture of prosecution work as well as challenging defence instructions. Kate Bex QC successfully represented the defendant, a solicitor, in the second-ever prosecution under the Female Genital Mutilation Act. Rosina Cottage QC represented the Crown Prosecution Service, successfully defeating an appeal against conviction brought in the name of publicist Max Clifford, who died three years into a prison sentence for indecent assault. Among the juniors, David Malone prosecuted two gang members involved in the production of drill music videos on YouTube for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm (GBH), and successfully applied after their conviction for the first criminal behaviour order targeting drill music. Elsewhere, Paul Evans represented a man named in the press as a former president of the Sussex chapter of the Hell’s Angels, who was acquitted of GBH with intent. Sally-Ann Hales QC was appointed to the circuit bench in May 2018.