Katie specialises in resolving complex and valuable disputes where technology is at the centre of the claim.  Katie acts for both suppliers and customers and her work includes: 

  • Technology disputes - exiting IT projects, renegotiation of distressed IT projects, software licencing disputes, disputes relating to IT and outsourcing, telecoms and digital media. 
  • Corporate disputes - including claims relating to the sale and purchase of technology businesses. 
  • Data protection and privacy disputes - data protection aspects of connected devices, data protection aspects of IT/ outsourcing/ corporate transactions and litigation.  Reputation management. 
  • Cyber security -  representing clients during investigations, audits and other interactions with the Information Commissioner's Office.  

Katie is a member and regular contributor to the Society for Computers and Law and has recently become a long-term SCL mentor for SCL's student ambassadors.  

Experience

Examples of experience include advising:

  • Acting for a leading cybersecurity solutions company in connection with a customer dispute arising from a cybersecurity breach. 
  • Advising an international energy supplier in connection with a serious data protection breach, affecting 500+ customers. 
  • Defending a class action pursued by 500+ claimants against a national organisation concerning allegations that its point-of-sale and accounting IT systems suffered from defects. 
  • Advising a FTSE 100 company in relation to pursuing injunctive proceedings. 
  • Advising a leading telecoms company in relation to a serious marketing breach affecting hundreds of thousands of data subjects.  Including advising on drafting the notification to the ICO, the notification to individual data subjects and the investigation into the breach.  The matter concluded when the ICO decided not to take enforcement action against the company.  
  • A peer to peer lending organisation in relation to a dispute arising from project services, support services and a software licence agreement, where the parties had failed to adhere to the contractual mechanism for agreeing project services specifications and pricing. 
  • 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.
  • Advising a public sector body on the construction of a supply contract in light of a breach of contract by their supplier. 

A recommended lawyer

Legal 500, 2018