Katie Kipps

Kate Kipps Ranked in Chamber 2024

Katie specialises in heavyweight criminal litigation. She joined the firm in August 2020 having worked for over a decade at another leading law firm in the City of London.

Katie is ranked as a Band 2 Private Prosecution Lawyer. View more about our private prosecution services here.

Katie has extensive experience in the field of criminal law, representing client’s accused of offences ranging from murder, sexual assault and drug conspiracies to complex frauds and insider dealing.

Her defence practice focuses on cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the National Crime Agency. She also undertakes restraint and asset freezing work arising out of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Read more

Katie is particularly well known for her investigative skills and is celebrated for achieving excellent results for her clients. She is also experienced in bringing actions against the Police, under the Police Property Act and claims against Her Majesty’s Prison Service.

In addition to her defence work and having been involved in some of the largest privately prosecuted fraud cases in the last decade, Katie also specialises in advising on and launching private prosecution proceedings.

She advises both private individuals and corporate clients and expertly steers them through the complex process of private prosecutions. She has successfully challenged judicial review proceedings mounted by defence teams in relation to abuse of process arguments, and vigorously opposed costs applications in the relation to the same.

Katie also has extensive experience in defending individuals and companies who are the subject of private prosecution proceedings, including in the Allseas case which is still the largest investment fraud case to be brought by way of a private prosecution in the UK.

She is a member of the Private Prosecution Association and adheres to its code.

Katie is highly regarded for her success in both defence and private prosecution work. Her well-earned reputation for excellence in the field of private prosecutions is recognised by the renowned legal directory Chambers and Partners, indicating a high level of professional excellence and client satisfaction.

Katie is also a dedicated committee member of the Female Fraud Forum whose mission statement is to “spearhead change and work towards achieving gender equality across the industry.”


Katie Kipps

Notable cases:


R v Q

Katie is defending her client charged with a sophistic ated and high-value fraudulent trading and money laundering offences arising out of a 6-year investigation into the activities of an investment company.
Read More

R v C

Katie is currently representing a client in proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 where the prosecution alleges a benefit figure is £34 million.
Read More

R v A

Following a criminal complaint filed in Switzerland, A, a British national was made subject of a £12 million international criminal fraud and money laundering investigation.
Read More

R v R

Katie defended a young man charged with section 18 GBH and witness intimidation.
Read More

R v A

Katie’s client was charged with serious Class A drug importation charges.
Read More

R v H

Katie represented her client who was accused of assisting another offender, accused of murder.
Read More

Get In Touch…

Call us on 020 7701 8653.

Get in Touch