Kate Parker

2014

Kate’s legal knowledge and advocacy skills are impressive to say the least. She knows how to get results.

- Instructing Solicitor

Overview

Kate prosecutes and defends across all areas of Chambers’ work, with increasing emphasis on fraud and business crime.

Kate is currently junior counsel on a high-profile conspiracy to defraud, representing a Deutsche Bank trader allegedly involved in manipulating the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (‘Euribor’) benchmark. Kate was previously instructed as second junior counsel to another Defendant allegedly involved in the same conspiracy: of five Defendants on trial, he was the only acquittal. Kate has worked extensively with the Financial Conduct Authority, having been instructed as counsel on a regulator-wide investigation into the FCA’s supervision of Co-op Bank prior to the Bank’s declared £1.5 billion capital shortfall.

Kate prosecutes on behalf of the Insolvency Service, HMRC and FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft), and is currently instructed by the CPS’ Specialist Fraud Division as disclosure counsel on a widescale VAT fraud (Operation Epsom). Kate is instructed in both Court of Appeal and High Court proceedings (judicial review and case stated), acting on behalf of both Appellants and the CPS Appeals Unit. She is currently advising a former Santander Bank manager in her appeal against sentence for four counts of fraud.

Kate is skilled at driving cases. Her clients regularly avoid disqualification when driving over twice the speed limit. Kate has not lost an exceptional hardship argument to date.

Outside court, Kate directs the Schools Consent Project, a charity which delivers workshops to school children on the legal definition of consent. Kate recently received an award from 10 Downing Street in recognition of the charity’s work.

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