- “She is very good at complex coverage disputes with our insureds, and I use her on high-value arbitration. She's very thorough, she knows her stuff, she's a strategic thinker, and that's what counts.”
The Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report 2019
- Recommended Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
Katherine is a senior partner in our London office and co-Chair of Kennedys’ International Arbitration Group.
She specialises in insurance, reinsurance and general commercial dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration including the Bermuda Form and alternative dispute resolution), working primarily on complex, high value and multi-jurisdiction disputes.
Katherine’s comprehensive insurance and reinsurance practice sees her act for insurers, reinsurers and brokers in the UK and international markets. Her main areas of expertise include casualty, construction and engineering, onshore energy, property, liability, financial institutions, D&O, professional liability (particularly brokers’ negligence) and fine art and specie. She regularly deals with matters including law and jurisdiction, policy coverage, aggregation, subrogation, fraud and enforcement.
Katherine also acts for commercial clients in relation to UK and international contractual and tortuous disputes. She has been involved in a number of high profile and commercially sensitive matters, as well as a multitude of cases involving fraud.
As a result of her experience and having undertaken four secondments in the London market, she has considerable expertise in the practical and commercial aspects affecting the handling of claims and litigation.
Katherine is an Accredited Mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and is presently in CIArb training to become an arbitrator. She is also an Executive Committee Member of the International Fine Art and Specie Insurance Conference and a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.