Kate specialises in commercial disputes and regularly brings and defends claims in a variety of sectors. She focuses on actions relating to breach of restrictive covenants and breaches of confidentiality, business ownership and management disputes, disputes arising out of the sale and purchase of businesses, healthcare and public procurement disputes.

She has acted on numerous cases involving both making and defending applications for urgent interim relief including Search Orders, Delivery Up Orders and prohibitive injunctions. She has experience in IP disputes and cross-border disputes.


  1. Successfully obtaining interim injunctions against two former directors who were acting in breach of their restrictive covenants and had taken confidential information and were using this to compete in the market, settling on very favourable terms for the client.
  2. Successfully defending an application for an interim injunction that would have prevented the client’s business from using its trading name and caused significant damage to the business as a result.
  3. Successfully obtaining damages of over £1m in a breach of contract claim for a client which owns and operates a number of care homes. 
  4. Successfully bringing a claim against a local authority in relation to a procurement process which was carried out in breach of the Public Contract Regulations, we issued proceedings and obtained a favourable settlement for our client soon after.