Katie Lobo

Katie joined Sonn Macmillan in May 2023, and in September 2023 began her training contract.

Prior to joining the firm Katie had undertaken paralegal work at another leading criminal defence firm and gained experience across a broad spectrum of cases including very high costs cases and inquests. 

Katie currently works under the supervision of Amy Cox in the Crown Court department, but also assists others including undertaking youth court work with Leah Connolly. Katie is training to be an accredited police station representative.  

Katie completed her law degree at Birmingham City University in 2019 and went on to complete a Masters’ specialising in criminal law the following year at the University of Law.  

Katie has gained experience working on cases involving various offences including homicide, serious violence, sexual offences, and large-scale drug conspiracies including complex Encrochat matters. 

Katie is professional yet friendly in her nature and forms fantastic relationships with both clients and counsel. Her hard work and commitment are evident and she offers support and clarity to clients when advising about their cases.  

Katie is already building herself a great reputation for her detailed work and going the extra mile for her clients. 

Professional societies and memberships

  • Defence Extradition Lawyer's Forum (DELF)
  • Women in Criminal Law (WICL)
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyer's Association (YLAL)

"Thank you kindly for taking notes and putting a statement together in such a timely manner. [The client] seems like he is in great hands with you guys."

Client's Friend, 2024

"I want to express my gratitude for your prompt attention to my case and for your firm's representation. Your prompt action and guidance in this matter are immensely appreciated. "

Client, 2023

"Detailed and thorough work."

Counsel, 2023

"Thanks for everything you’ve supported me through, I used to laugh when inmates complained about having no contact with their solicitors for months, but you guys made me feel special. "

Client, 2024

"I really appreciate how comfortable you made my 2023. It ended better then it begun, but we got there in the end!"

Client, 2024

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