Catherine Purnell


Catherine is instructed in criminal and healthcare regulatory work.

Criminal Work

Catherine defends serious criminal cases including Rape, Sexual Assaults, Drug Importation and Supply and cases involving serious violence and dishonesty. She has also been instructed as junior counsel in murder cases. An approachable and skilled advocate for 20 years, she is very experienced and is particularly adept at handling vulnerable and difficult witnesses. She has particular experience in the field of serious sexual offences.

She is a Grade 3 prosecutor, and a member of the RASSO Panel of prosecutors.

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Tribunals and Regulatory Crime


Catherine Purnell
Catherine Purnell

Specialist Areas

  • General Crime
  • Professional Discipline



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