Kate is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.
Experienced in assisting commercial and private clients in respect of all litigation matters, including construction and real estate litigation, commercial and contractual disputes, intellectual property including copyright, passing off and trade marks, defamation, professional negligence claims, insolvency and misfeasance claims, partnership and company law including shareholder disputes and injunctions. She also manages adjudications, arbitrations, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
She supports for businesses all over the country in industries as diverse as sports promotion and property development, construction and technology. Kate works regularly in the High Court in London, Birmingham and Manchester and within the county courts and Technology and Construction Courts.
Recent examples of how Kate has supported clients include:
- successfully brought an unfair prejudice petition which went to trial at the high court in London and recovered a six figure sum for the shareholder whose business had been taken away by his co-director/shareholder. The business was in the railway sector. She has also successfully brought 1 other unfair prejudice petition and defended one in the last 2 years, it is one of my specialisms. Kate is currently defending an unfair prejudice petition for a circa £ 14m in the companies court in London;
- successfully brought breach of copyright proceedings in a technical case in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court which included preparing a retrospective assignment of the copyright in certain photographs taken of a high nett worth individuals home in Alderley Edge;
- successfully made a delivery up application to recover a vintage Bentley motor car for an older lady whose husband had died and the car was being kept by a garage who would not release it to her.
- negotiated a £1.3m settlement in an action against NHBC pursuant to a Buildmark insurance policy for a couple whose home had to be demolished due to serious defects made by a builder that subsequently went into liquidation;
- defended proceedings brought by the Charity Commission against the directors of a charity who were accused of serious breaches of fiduciary duties and misapplication of charity funds;
- instigated a financial ombudsman referral to seek compensation for 2 companies against Lloyds bank who had failed to notice and prevent a banking fraud committed by an employee over a number of years, the employee had made many cheques payable to cash; and
- successfully recovered £200,000 of commission for a company that instigated and ensured the safe importation of PPE equipment for the NHS during the first wave of COVID-19.