Katy Welford

Katy Welford

Pupil

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Crime
Family
Civil

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Bar Practice Course (BPC) – The University ofLaw, Leeds
(2020-2021)

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – The University
of Law, Leeds
(2019-2020)

Masters of Arts in Philosophy and Theology – The
University of Edinburgh
(2014-2018)

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

2021 – 2022 – North Yorkshire Youth Justice
Service – Appropriate Adult (volunteer)
2018-2022 – North Yorkshire Youth Commission
(volunteer)

ABOUT Katy

Katy joined Crown Chambers as a Pupil Barrister

in January 2024.
Katy is a grade 1 level prosecutor. She has prosecuted and defended in several cases in the Magistrates Court. She has represented the National Probation Services and Crown Prosecution Services in the Crown Court.

Katy has developed a keen interest in family related work. She has represented both applicants and respondents in Domestic Abuse Injunctions and Private Family Law matters.

Katy has also completed a variety of legal experience exploring different fields. This includes her role as a Civil Liberties Paralegal at Hudgell Solicitors where she gained invaluable experience within the Post Office Horizon IT Scandal Team, which included drafting various legal documents for the Court of Appeal and preparing work for the Post Officer Horizon IT Inquiry.

Alongside Katy’s legal experience, she volunteered as an Appropriate Adult for the North Yorkshire Justice Service, and she was a member of the North Yorkshire Youth Commission presenting talks to local schools in North Yorkshire on various predominate matters including drugs and alcohol and domestic abuse.

Before completing the Bar Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law, Katy successfully achieved a Masters of Art in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Edinburgh.

Whilst Katy was born in Yorkshire, she grew up in Kenya, which is a part of her unique life she values deeply.