Kate deals with all aspects of indemnity disputes including motor, businesses and property. She regularly represents major insurers in alleged civil fraud, low-velocity- impact (LVI) cases, credit hire, and exaggerated personal injury (PI) claims. Kate prides herself on her meticulous preparation and she appears on a number of insurer panels. She is regularly instructed to attend fast-track trials in such matters, in addition to maintaining a busy paper practice.
Kate undertakes work at all stages and is happy to advise on procedure and tactics. She is familiar with representing defendants at contested interlocutory applications including: applications for specific disclosure, applications to strike out, applications to resile from admissions, CMCs, CCMCs, applications regarding medical evidence, and costs arguments. Kate is also regularly instructed in relation to applications regarding Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (“QOCs”) and allegations of fundamental dishonesty.
She is prepared to advise and draft detailed defences in cases where fraud is alleged or imputed, or in suspicious cases where a robust defence is required. Kate is able to complete complex instructions promptly.
Kate has extensive experience in defending credit hire claims. She understands the need to secure robust directions at case management hearings, particularly in cases where the veracity of the hire is in issue, or in cases involving the hire of taxis. Kate ensures that she is always alive to developments in this field, in addition to being very familiar with existing arguments and case law.
Kate provides bespoke training to her instructing solicitors and members of the insurance industry.
- P v Aviva  proceedings struck out for delay and late service of medical evidence; QOCS disapplied at first instance; successfully represented the Defendant on appeal;
Kate may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.