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Kate Rogers

| Call 2009

Profile: Commercial Disputes

Kate is recognised as a leading junior for commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law.


Experience and Expertise

Kate has a busy commercial practice, being instructed in many core contractual disputes and disputes of a purely commercial nature, alongside her well-established insolvency practice. Regularly appearing in the High Court and the County Court means that Kate has developed a wealth of advocacy experience, including significant trial experience and injunctive experience. She is a diligent advocate with particular attention to detail, enabling her to get to the root of a problem quickly.

Kate’s core commercial litigation work includes being instructed to both claim and defend in a variety of contractual disputes, from Share Purchase Agreements of meticulous detail to oral agreements with little documentation, dealing with issues such as the construction and meaning of contracts; exclusion clauses; parties to a contract; and many other detailed elements of construction (a topic on which she has also given seminars). In addition she has experience of contracts within the world of sport, such as boxing.

Also included within her contractual dispute practice are claims centring on the engineering industry and on machinery specification. Kate therefore has experience of appearing in the Technology and Construction Court.

Kate has been described as a tenacious advocate and she combines this with strong commercial acumen. She takes a practical approach when dealing with client’s cases and is always happy to advise on the commercial reality of a particular dispute, giving practical advice as to the best way forward for a client. Kate’s advocacy practice encompasses significant trial experience and written advocacy alongside her advisory and paperwork practice.

In addition to her day-to-day practice, Kate contributes articles to Insolvency publications and speaks at seminars, both within chambers and in-house at a client’s premises. Kate also gets involved in events outside of chambers, including acting as a judge for the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition at Wembley and also sitting on the Young Barristers’ Committee to the Bar Council for a period of 5 years, assisting in policy development and advancing the interests of the junior bar within the professional body.

As an aside Kate is appointed by the FA to sit as part of a panel hearing and considering cases of misconduct within football. This involves listening carefully to the differing accounts of an incident before deciding whether a matter is proved to the required standard and determining the appropriate punishment in accordance with the FA rules and handbook.


Cases and Work of Note

Kate Rogers