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Kate Clarke Partner T:01782 338848 M:07813 098229

A specialist in commercial, property and construction disputes.

Kate advises commercial and private clients in respect of all litigation matters, including construction and real estate litigation, commercial and contractual disputes, intellectual property including copyright, passing off and trade marks, defamation, professional negligence claims, insolvency and misfeasance claims, partnership and company law including shareholder disputes and injunctions.  She also manages adjudications, arbitrations, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Kate acts for businesses all over the country in industries as diverse as sports promotion and property development, construction and technology.  Kate works regularly in the High Court in London, Birmingham and Manchester and within the county courts and Technology and Construction Courts.  

Recent examples of how Kate has helped clients include:

  • safeguarding a director’s interest in a £40 million claim against the bank for interest rate swaps when the company went into liquidation;
  • successfully defending a property developer in a claim for damages when they demolished a building;
  • getting defamatory content about the boxer Sugar Ray Leonard removed from the internet following a dispute regarding a promotional tour to Poland; and
  • successfully bringing a £300,000 breach of contract claim in respect of a joint venture to provide Tesco with hand car washing services.