Katie is an associate in the London Commercial Disputes team with a focus on commercial disputes in the technology centre. She advises clients in relation to contractual and regulatory disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, IT and software disputes, product liability and has particular experience in claims arising from fraud and breach of directors’ duties. Katie also has significant experience in data privacy and security and advising clients in relation to cyber-security issues.

Katie has litigated in the High Court and has a detailed knowledge of civil procedure. In addition to Court proceedings, Katie has assisted clients to resolve disputes through arbitration, mediation and expert determination. Adopting a pragmatic approach, Katie’s primary is to ascertain her clients’ commercial needs and aims, recognising that litigation takes place against the back-drop of every-day business.

Katie is a member and regular contributor to the Society for Computers and Law.

Experience

Examples of experience include advising:

  • An international luxury retailer – on the nature of a cyber-security breach resulting in unauthorised access to personal information and the decision of whether or not to notify the ICO and impacted data subjects
  • A leading automotive manufacturer – on the GDPR compliance of a project involving the distribution of software in vehicles that would enable vehicle tracking services
  • A national organisation in relation to proceedings brought by 500+ claimants who allege that its point-of-sale and accountancy IT system suffered from defects that had led to dozens of individuals being wrongly convicted of theft and false accounting 
  • A global consultancy – on an IT dispute arising from a multi-million pound network monitoring solution
  • An international mobile (network) operations provider – in connection to claims threatened by multiple mobile network operators and compliance with UK advertising law 
  • An international game/ technology distributor – mediating and achieving a settlement of a wrongful termination dispute arising from a multi-million pound international distribution agreement, enabling the commercial relationship to be maintained.