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Catherine Silverton

Catherine Silverton
Year of call:
2001
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’)
Career:
2001
Pupil at Sovereign Chambers
2002
Tenant at Sovereign Chambers
2006
CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor
2011
CPS Grade 3 Panel advocate and Rape Panel Prosecutor
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
2018
CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor
Appointments:
2018
Appointed Recorder
Memberships:
2002
North Eastern Circuit Criminal Bar Association
1999
International
Awards:
1999
CPE Scholarship, Linclon’s Inn
2000
Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn Sir Thomas More Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
2001
Pupillage Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

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.

Contact Catherine’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

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