Katie commenced her journey as a Solicitor Apprentice in September 2021 in the Corporate Finance team. She assists in all aspects of corporate transactional work including M&A, private equity, reorganisations and general company law and governance matters. Her responsibilities span drafting agreements, conducting due diligence and assisting with the Company Secretarial team to help deliver comprehensive legal support. 

Katie is also devoted to the development of the North East's business development sphere. As well as being director of the North East Young Professional Committee, Katie also regularly attends and assists with business development and networking opportunities. 


Katie's experience includes working with:

  • Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages, one of the region's most successful holiday letting agencies, on the sale of the business to PE-backed Sykes Holiday Cottages
  • Perwyn, on its lead investment in HungryPanda, the leading global Asian food delivery platform
  • The management shareholders of UK Land Estates on the majority investment by one of the world's largest property investors
  • scarlettabbott, on the investment into it by LDC. Katie was mainly involved in the disclosure process
  • The shareholders of Cleveland Containers Limited, on a significant minority investment deal into it by LDC.