Significant insolvency experience means that Kate is regularly instructed in cases concerning the validly of directors’ actions; directors’ remuneration; dividends; and directors’ loans.
Regularly being instructed in both the High Court and the County Court has allowed Kate to build on her specialist advocacy in company matters, alongside her drafting and advisory practice. She is instructed in a wide range of company cases, from actions concerning share purchase agreements to numerous applications pursuant to the Companies Act 2006. Such examples include, applications for production of records and accounts; defending allegations of unlawful dividends; and an application for rectification of the register in line with the Re Hoicrest litigation (as a precursor to an unfair prejudice petition by a minority shareholder). Kate has also acted in matters of directors’ disqualification.
Kate has significant experience of shareholder disputes arising from share purchase agreements, both in relation to breach of warranty claims and enforcement of share purchase agreements when necessary. Kate’s shareholder dispute experience also encompasses actions in respect of oral agreements, in particular where the beneficial interest and legal title to shares are held separately.
Kate has been described as a tenacious advocate, which she combines with strong commercial acumen. She takes a practical and pragmatic approach when dealing with clients’ cases and is always available to give practical advice as to the best way forward for a client.
Kate also contributes articles to insolvency publications and regularly speaks, both in-house within solicitors firms and at chambers’ publicised seminars.