Catherine Silverton

Catherine Silverton
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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’)


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


2018 - Appointed Recorder



2002 - North Eastern Circuit Criminal Bar Association

1999 - International


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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