Kate is instructed by a range of public and private clients to act in their commercial disputes from the pre-action stage through to trial.

She advises clients on disputes in the High Courts, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Kate is highly experienced in dispute resolution and provides strategic advice with a view to achieving commercial solutions for her clients.

She has also advised in arbitration proceedings both domestic and international including arbitrations held under LCIA, ICC and GATFA rules.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales

Experience

  • Claim by public body for breach of a £50m contract to deliver IT and administration services. 

  • Claim by a large energy supply business on the sale of solar parks 

  • Claim by a High Street retailer for rejection of substandard electronic devices 

  • Regularly instructed on claims relating to data protection, privacy and breach of confidentiality

Probate, Trusts, Charity and Pensions Disputes

Kate has a particular interest in probate, charity and trusts disputes and works hard to help her clients achieve their objectives both through court proceedings and by using mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes. 

Recent Experience: 

  • Acting for the Trustees in Shannan and others v Viavi Solutions UK Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 681 and earlier High Court cases relating to the construction and validity of historic pension scheme documents.

  • Acting for the successful Defendants in Fafalios and others v Apodiacos and others [2020] EWHC 1189 (Ch), a case which considered the validity and interpretation of charitable trusts and cy près issues. 

  • Acting for an institution as Defendant to a claim for undue testamentary influence and to a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

  • Acting for the Claimant in the rectification of discretionary trust documentation.

Kate has been seconded to Ofsted and Vodafone.