Catherine Flint

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Catherine joined Chambers as a tenant in September 2016 following the successful completion of her pupillage. Her pupil supervisors were Oliver Willmott, James Tucker, and Robin Shellard.

“[The client] and his carers wished me to thank you for your excellent representation.  They stated that you could not have done anything else on his behalf and he had fully understood everything that had happened during the day due to your assistance.”

Recent instructions include

R v CP Taunton Youth Court (2016): Representing a 14-year-old defendant accused of sexually touching a care worker.

R v CM & OL Chippenham Youth Court (2016): Successfully prosecuted CM and OL, accused of common assault against two cyclists.

R v MW Swindon Crown Court (2017): Representing a defendant accused of having a bladed article in a public place. The defendant was acquitted.

R v AM Cardiff Youth Court (2017): Instructed to represent a youth charged with a knifepoint robbery and possession of a bladed article. The defendant received a Youth Referral Order following a Newton Hearing.

R v JD Bristol Crown Court (2018): Successfully defended a young man with autism and other learning difficulties on an appeal against a conviction for sexual assault.

Background

 Catherine’s background is in the Voluntary and Community Sector where she has extensive experience. She has a Diploma in Youth Work and was employed as an advocate for young offenders across three juvenile facilities in the South West and South Wales.

Immediately prior to commencing pupillage Catherine worked as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor for a local charity, advising high risk victims of domestic abuse on the criminal and civil legal options available to them.

As such, Catherine has particular expertise in dealing with clients, complainants, and other witnesses who are young and/or vulnerable.

Qualifications

LLB (Hons) First Class

BPTC, Outstanding

Awards

Yarborough-Anderson Scholarship

Exhibition Award

Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award

Winner of the ICLR Annual Mooting Competition, 2013

Highly Commended Prize, Bar Council Law Reform Essay Competition, 2013.

Interests and Hobbies

Catherine enjoys taking photographs of abandoned buildings, mainly because they don’t move, unlike her cats and child.

She also spends a considerable amount of time picking up her son’s Lego and walking her Australian Kelpie Sheepdog.

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