Kate Chanter

Kate is a criminal litigator and advocate with experience in representing individuals throughout all stages of criminal proceedings.

Kate joined BCL from a large London based firm. She qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and joined the Serious and General Crime team here at BCL in 2017.  Her criminal defence practice involves representing individuals for a wide range of offences; from minor public order and assaults through to fraud and serious sexual offences. Kate conducts much of her own advocacy and regularly attends Magistrates Courts, representing individuals from first appearance through to sentence. Kate is experienced in representing those detained or attending the police station for interview and she has successfully challenged charging decisions by way of written representations, leading to both decisions by the police not to charge, and the discontinuance of cases by the Crown Prosecution Service post-charge.

Kate is also an experienced extradition litigator with specialism in Part 1 European Arrest Warrants. Kate has also worked on extradition requests from countries outside the European Arrest Warrant scheme (Part 2 cases), including successfully resisting an extradition request from Kenya.

Kate graduated from Nottingham Trent University (LLB Hons) with first class honours before continuing her studies in London.

Professional Memberships:

  • Law Society
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum