Overview

Kate is a Partner in Kirkland's European Restructuring Group. Kate has extensive restructuring and insolvency experience, including advising strategic investors, insolvency practitioners, turnaround managers, directors, debtors and creditors in all forms of national and international financial restructurings and insolvencies.

Kate leads the European Restructuring Group’s technical business development initiatives and support the team in problem-solving on their market-leading deals. This includes advising on a variety of restructuring plans, schemes of arrangement, company voluntary arrangements, administrations, enforcements (including by way of appropriation) and cross-border recognition.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

“When Can a Company’s Shareholders and Creditors Claim Against Third Parties? Reflective Loss Following the Supreme Court’s Decision in Marex,” International Corporate Rescue, October 2020

“How Will an Arbitration Agreement Influence the Court’s Approach in Relation to a Winding Up Petition?” Thomson Reuters, August 2020 

“Debenhams’ CVA Upheld in Major Test Case,” Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, December 2019

“Bondholder Take Control of Lebara Via Enforcement,” August 2019

“UK Tax Insolvency Reforms,” July 2019

“Latest Retail CVA Technology: Foreign Leases, Business Rates and Turnover Rents in Focus,” March 2019

“Brexit: Deal or No Deal?” March 2019

“Noble’s Restructuring Now Effective; Lessons for Future Schemes,” December 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

INSOL; member of INSOL’s G36 Committee

Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association Technical Committee

R3: The Association of Business Recovery Professionals

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Editorial board of International Corporate Rescue journal

Conferee to Conference on European Restructuring and Insolvency Law

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • Nottingham Law SchoolLegal Practice CourseDistinction2005
  • University of CambridgeM.A., Law (Cantab)2004