Katie Bacon

Call: 2023

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    Great strength in depth both in relation to their expertise and breadth of experience from juniors through to their QCs.

    Legal 500, 2022

    Personal profile

    Katie joined Chambers in September 2023 and is currently supervised by Paul Evans. As a second six pupil, she now accepts instructions in all criminal matters and looks forward to developing her practice.

    During her first six, Katie conducted legal research and drafting for her supervisor, Leo Seelig. She has also completed drafting work for other members of chambers including an advice and grounds of appeal against sentence and advice on the approach taken in the Crown Court to errors in a Magistrates’ Court committal record.

    Having established the London Youth Assembly and worked as a University Outreach Ambassador, Katie is experienced in working with young people. To enhance her skillset, she has completed training with the Inns of Court College of Advocacy and Youth Justice Legal Centre on representing children in the criminal justice system.

    Prior to pupillage, Katie comes to the Bar from a strong academic background. She was awarded the Balliol College Jenkyns (Law) Prize for the highest marked Jurisprudence essay and completed the bar course with Distinction, achieving the (joint) top mark in Examination in Chief. Whilst on the bar course, Katie volunteered with the Prisoners’ Advice Service and Advocate. Her responsibilities included legal research, responding to queries from prisoners with advice on issues such as categorisation and producing case summaries for case reviewers.

    Education

    • 2023 – Inns of Court College of Advocacy, Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Practice – Distinction
    • 2022 – University of Oxford, BA Jurisprudence – 2.1

    Awards

    • Inner Temple Major Scholarship

    Memberships

    • CBA
    • Women in Criminal Law