Caitlin Evans

Year of call: 2019

Caitlin Caitlin

Caitlin Evans is a member of the Crime team. She joined Guildhall in October 2021 as a third six probationary tenancy.

Caitlin completed an 18 month pupillage at 5 King’s Bench Walk, London, practicing solely in criminal law before moving to Guildhall Chambers. During this period she gained extensive experience in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts.

Her notable cases include:

  • R v F [2021]
    Supply of Class A drugs ‘county lines’ case. Trial counsel for D1 in a two-day, two-handed Newton hearing, contesting the roles of the defendants and the quantities involved. The Judge accepted that there was a margin of error in the Crown’s calculations in relation to the amount and sentenced in a lower bracket.

  • R v F [2021]
    Defence committal for sentence; seven counts of possession with intent to supply class A. Successfully argued for an 18-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

  • R v M [2021]
    Prosecution of a serving police officer alleged to have assaulted a member of the public and to have committed a public order offence. The defendant was convicted.

  • R v B [2021]
    Defended a 16 year old alleged to have robbed a 15-year old in a knife point robbery. Both youths were deemed vulnerable and had to be communicated with in an appropriate and sensitive manner.

Prior to being called to the bar, Caitlin completed her undergraduate history degree at Somerville College, University of Oxford.

She then attended the University of West England to complete her law conversion (graduate diploma in law) with distinction and the Bar Practice Training Course with an overall grade of outstanding. During her BPTC she received the Bristol Law Prize for achieving the highest overall mark of the full-time cohort in addition to the highest mark or joint highest mark in 9 out of the 11 individual subjects.

Caitlin is a fitness enthusiast. In the summer before starting her pupillage, she ran her first half-marathon and cycled from Corfu in Greece to Bled in Slovenia.

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