Catherine Knowles

Call 2004

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Catherine has experience in representing interested persons at inquests.

She has a well-earned reputation for her organisation, her teamwork and her ability to merge sensitivity with strength when instructed.

Catherine is currently on the Attorney-General’s Regional A Panel of Junior Counsel and she has been instructed to represent the interests of government departments at inquests, including in Article 2 inquests before a jury.

Inquests Cases

Recent instructions include:

  • Representing the Ministry of Justice in a multi-day jury inquest arising from a death in custody at HMP Liverpool.
  • Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Justice (as one of several interested persons) at a pre-inquest review arising out of a death of a resident of Approved Premises.
  • Representing the Ministry of Justice in an inquest arising from a death in custody at HMP Manchester.
  • Representing Highways England at an inquest touching the death of a driver whose fatal accident was witnessed by employees of Highways England.
  • Representing a general practitioner who had seen a resident of an Approved Premises shortly before his death.