Catherine Daly 

Year of Call: 2015

“Doesn’t skip a beat”

“Humanity and professionalism in equal measure”

Prior to becoming a tenant at MC chambers, Catherine worked alongside Michael for several years as his legal assistant. During this time Catherine was involved in hundreds of cases, including one of the first post R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8 joint enterprise murder appeals in front of the Lord Chief Justice, and a successful appeal against conviction in the Court of Appeal (R v GS [2016] EWCA Crim 1612). Her experience is reflected by her extensive knowledge of legal procedure and her ability to master complicated cases.

Due to her excellent client care Catherine is often chosen to represent clients who have vulnerabilities and continues to receive outstanding client feedback.

Catherine has developed her own busy criminal practise and regularly appears in the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court in trials and appeals. She deals with a range of matters from minor driving offences to serious violence and drugs. She had also appeared in front of parole boards including for a prisoner serving a life sentence.

Catherine recently acted as Junior Counsel in a S.18 GBH at Portsmouth Crown Court. The defendant was accused of unlawfully inflicting 5 stab wounds. Michael and Catherine ran self-defence and secured an acquittal after just over an hour of jury deliberations.

Catherine undertakes legal aid work. Please call for more information.

 

Notable Cases

R v C

September 2017: Lincoln Crown Court: Sexual Offences: Acquittal

R v GS [2016] EWCA Crim 1612

Court of Appeal: Rape: Appeal allowed

R v E 

January 2018: Snaresbrook Crown Court: Historic sex offences: Acquittal

R v S

July 2018: Inner London Crown Court: GBH s.20: Acquittal

R v A

July 2019: Southwark Crown Court: Domestic violence: Appeal against sentence: Appeal allowed, immediate release from custody

R v H

September 2019: Harrow Crown Court: Driving Offences: Sentence appeal: Appeal allowed

 

Reviews

GS

Mr. Wolkind and Catherine Daly are more than just representatives in court they are friends and I can honestly say with all my heart no one in this world would battle your side the way they do. They are the best at what they do and I’m living proof of that they’ve helped me and my family through the hardest most painful battle of our lives and in the end we were successful. Michael and Catherine if I could give you years of my life the way you gave them to me I would you both mean the world to me and my family.
Mr. G Singh and family x

JS

I was soon introduced to the incredible Catherine Daly who was my main point of contact leading up to my trial, and particularly helped me through some of the darkest times of this ordeal by reassuring me that no one would fight harder for me than her and Michael. Working with Michael and Catherine was seamless from the start – there was never any missed communications, missed details or any stones left unturned and when it came to my trial I truly felt like I had the best possible advocates for my situation.
Catherine did not skip a beat, she worked like a second brain to Michael and seemed to know which document he needed next – 20 seconds ahead of him asking her in the courtroom.

JSM

Michael took my son’s case after a desperate email for help. He believed in him from that moment on. He is passionate in his work and an advocate for true justice. Michael will find all the answers he needs before preparing his questioning and woe betide the person who is unprepared for his relentless pursuit for the truth. My gratitude for his work is unending but my thanks for his care and compassion means the world to me. I could not write a review (sorry Michael!) without mentioning the absolutely amazing Catherine Daly. They worked seamlessly as a team and her humanity and professionalism were in equal high measure. We need more people like you in the world. From the bottom of my heart I thank you both.

TE

From the first phone call to the very end of the case Michael could not have done anymore to put myself and my families mind at rest. He really is the best there is, I cannot recommend him highly enough. Catherine who works with him could not of worked harder on our case, She is one of the nicest and most hard working people I’ve ever come across.

CC

I am so grateful to Michael Wolkind, Catherine and Jess who helped my son get his life back, he was charged with GBH with intent. Michael was fantastic and proved my son was innocent. He was so impressive in court Catherine by his side, there is no one above them. I honestly don’t know what we would have done without them.
Amazing Job and a massive Thank-you.

DC

In writing this review I really don’t know where to start… it all started back in April 2019 I was arrested for GBH with intent section 18 maliciously wounding unlawfully and I was facing 10 years plus in prison for a serious offence, this was a traumatic time for all the family, then I discovered Michael and the lovely Catherine, they work amazing together, and there attention to detail was second to none, Catherine and Michael are amazing and great listeners, if you are facing serious charges these are the trio you need in your fighting corner, I will never forget them for the rest of my life!! Today I was fully acquitted of all charges and found NOT GUILTY! What a relief and weight off all the friends and family involved, we can all now move on with life and put this event behind us. I have learnt so much from this team and they have given me my freedom back and I love you all for it, thank you so much!

Qualifications

BA (Hons) First Class in Literature & Philosophy

Master of Research in Philosophy with Distinction

Graduate Diploma in Law Commendation

Bar Professional Training Course (VC) City Law School, University of London

 

Memberships 

Criminal Bar Association

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Awards 

Middle Temple’s Brick Court Chambers Scholarship

City Law School Future Lawyer’s Excellence Award

 

About me

I am passionate about our prison system, or should I say lack of, and therefore I have an interest in parole board work and prison law.

I continue to support the once mighty Manchester United, I adore animals (dogs and horses in particular) and I hate seafood.