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Kim Preston

Year of call: 1991

VAT No: 564354727 | BSB Registration Click Here

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Summary of recent practice:

An experienced advocate in criminal and public child law. Currently instructed as one of the junior counsel assisting the Statutory Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Instructed both leading and first Junior managing multi-Counsel teams for HMRC/ RCPO/ Central Fraud Group Fiscal Division and Specialist Fraud. Often instructed at an early stage to provide strategic guidance pre-charge. Principally engaged in recent years prosecuting a succession of large scale missing trader intra- community (MTIC) VAT Frauds, Cheats and Money Laundering trials, including defending the verdicts in the Court of Appeal.

Kim maintains her expertise as a criminal advocate of fearsome reputation both prosecuting and defending serious sexual offences involving both adults and children. Frequently instructed to run more challenging, delicate cases with evidential, disclosure or legal complexity; those with particularly vulnerable witnesses or particularly historic allegations. She has also successfully conducted a wide range of cases involving murder, serious violence and large-scale drugs importation conspiracies.

In her 24 year career at 4 King’s Bench Walk she has prosecuted for the Inland Revenue, the DTI/ BERR/ BIS, DWP including conducting many of British Telecommunications Litigation Department’s earliest “chipping” and line interception cases.

Alongside her criminal practice she has specialised for many years in public law matters, acting for both the Guardian ad Litem and parents in care proceedings involving serious neglect, emotional and physical abuse and assault often with associated criminal proceedings.

Qualifications:

Call: 1991 Inner Temple, Major Scholarship & Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship

Member of the Attorney General’s A list of Prosecution Advocates (since 2002)

Appointed to the CPS Advocate Panel at Level 4

Appointed as specialist rape prosecutor

Appointed as specialist fraud prosecutor at Level 4

 

Memberships:

Honourable Society of Inner Temple

Criminal Bar Association

Member of South Eastern Circuit

Registered on Public Access Directory

 

Contact Details:

Telephone:                                        0207-822-7000

Secure Email:                                   kim.preston@4kbw.cjsm.net;

Chambers Email:                              kp@4kbw.co.uk

Clerks Email:                                    clerks@4kbw.co.uk