Areas of Expertise
Kate has a busy advocacy and advisory practice and a particular interest in chancery and commercial Law. She has a broad experience in these areas including representing parties in the Tax Tribunal, advising on partnership disputes, acting in boundary dispute matters and advising as to resulting, implied and constructive trusts.
Kate also has a strong personal injury practice and is regularly instructed for both Claimants and Defendants. She is noted as a leading junior in the Legal 500 2018 and particularly recommended for employer’s liability, industrial disease and claims brought by prisoners.
She is also qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public.
Kate has broad experience in administrative and public law, including judicial review proceedings. She also has experience in Criminal Injuries Compensation hearings and false imprisonment claims.
Kate has a developing clinical negligence practice and advises on all aspects of such cases. She has experience dealing with expert witnesses both in conference and at trial. She is also happy to take on instructions on a CFA where appropriate.
Kate has a broad commercial law practice including contract disputes, misrepresentation and sale of goods. She approaches cases with thorough preparation and a practical outlook from initial advice through to trial. Kate’s recent company law instructions include partnership disputes, advising on articles of association, shares and representing appellants in the Tax Tribunal.
Kate has also dealt with a number of cases involving insolvency, debt recovery and mortgage enforcement.
Kate accepts instructions in construction and planning law. She has given presentations for a number of local authorities in areas including: compulsory purchase orders; land assembly; sales at undervalue and state aid and community asset transfers. She has also had involvement in environmental prosecutions. Kate is particularly keen to develop her practice in construction law.
Kate has a strong employment law practice advising and acting for both Respondents and Claimants in cases concerning a range of issues including unfair and constructive dismissal as well as discrimination. She has also been instructed to hear dismissal appeals and grievances.
Kate represents Respondents in both the Jersey and Guernsey Employment Tribunals.
Kate has experience in representing interested parties at coroner’s inquests.
Kate has a busy personal injury practice dealing with both fast-track and multi-track cases. She represents both Claimants and Defendants in a range of work including occupiers and employers liability, road traffic accidents and claims by prisoners and against the police. She has also advised on a number of cases concerning historic sexual abuse.
Kate has a range of experience in industrial disease litigation, including mesothelioma, NIHL and HAVS.
Kate has a broad range of experience in cases concerning property and land. Some of her recent instructions include:
In chancery law Kate has particular experience and interest in trusts, and real property. She also acts in and advises on cases concerning easements and estoppel.
Kate has a developing chancery practice and acts in a wide range of cases. Recent instructions include cases concerning resulting, implied and constructive trusts; wills and Inheritance Act claims.
She also has experience in advising on contentious probate matters.