Catherine is an experienced advocate who was recommended in the Legal 500 in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She has a background in general crime, much of which involved the prosecution or defence of financial offences, and has experience in a multitude of regulatory and disciplinary areas.
She has been involved in cases brought by many specialist prosecuting authorities, including the Department for Trade and Industry (now BIS), HMRC, the Food Standards Agency, the Environment Agency and the Child Support Agency. She has prosecuted on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions since 2002, both as sole counsel and as junior.
“Catherine Silverton… ‘impresses’ (2011)” — Legal 500
Catherine has appeared as a leading junior in a complex and wide-reaching case involving breach of VOSA regulations alongside other offences of fraud.
In early 2014, she was involved in a multi-handed large-scale fraud prosecuted by the Trading Standards Agency.
“She is extremely thorough and has great attention to detail.” — Chambers and Partners (2015)
Catherine has had involvement with the Police Federation in her capacity defending a serving police officer from the Metropolitan Police Service for offences of grooming and indecent assault.
Catherine also has experience of appearing at the Coroner’s Court.