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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

Catherine Silverton

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

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Catherine Silverton prosecutes or defends, primarily in heavyweight and high-profile crime cases in the Crown Court, including serious sexual offences, homicide and cases involving children. She has a detailed working knowledge of the complex legislation and sentencing guidelines, current and past, relating to these types of offences.
Catherine is an accomplished advocate with 13 years’ experience of prosecuting or defending in jury trials. She understands the delicate balance required to robustly cross-examine while dealing with intimate or distressing evidence, and is skilled at clearly and sensitively presenting complex or distressing material to a jury. She has made many successful applications to dismiss and submissions of no case to answer, resulting in juries being directed to acquit. She has significant experience of presenting complex legal arguments on behalf of the Crown and the defence.
Catherine is meticulous in preparation, maximising the early resolution of cases. She regularly advises in writing throughout proceedings, and prepares skeleton arguments in support of legal submissions. She makes herself available for conferences in every case, including in prisons, YOIs and secure local-authority accommodation. She is happy to advise at a pre-charge stage and, when prosecuting, to meet child witnesses in advance of the trial. She is comfortable with and experienced at working through interpreters and intermediaries.

Career

2001 call

Member

2002 
North Eastern CircuitCriminal Bar Association
1999 
International

Education

1999 
University of Newcastle, BA (Hons) English Literature (2:1)
2000 
College of Law, York, PGDip Law
2001 
College of Law, Chancery Lane, BVC (‘very competent’)


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

Catherine Silverton - Park Square BarristersShe puts defendants at ease in the most sensitive of cases.

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