Katie is an associate in the London Commercial Disputes team with a focus on commercial disputes and renegotiation in the technology centre. She acts for both customers and suppliers in relation to large scale and technically complex technology projects. She regularly advises clients in bringing and defending claims for breach of contract and misrepresentation. Katie assists clients in re-evaluating the benefit of projects, including in taking remedial action by way of termination or re-negotiation. 

Katie also has significant experience in data privacy and security and advising clients in relation to cyber-security issues. Her understanding of the commercial realities facing businesses and the increasing pressures on in-house lawyers has been developed by a number of in-house experiences, including a secondment to a major automotive manufacturer and previous experience working for a leading international IT outsourcing company. 

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.
     
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