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.

Commercial Contracts, IT Disputes and Data Protection

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

She specialises in complex IT disputes, working with clients to manage failing relationships and is experienced at reaching resolution via negotiation and mediation where possible. Kate is also regularly instructed on claims relating to data protection, privacy and breach of confidentiality.

Kate has advised in arbitration proceedings both domestic and international including arbitrations held under LCIA, ICC and GAFTA rules. She has experience at all levels of the civil courts.

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. 

Experience

  • Acting for the Trustees in Viavi Solutions UK Ltd v Viavi Solutions Pension Trustee UK Ltd and another [2022] EWHC 2565 (Ch), Shannan and others v Viavi Solutions UK Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 681 and earlier High Court cases relating to rectification and 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.

 

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