Kate is a Partner in Corporate Tax. She specialises in advising on and resolving complex and high value tax disputes.
Kate’s practice covers the full life cycle of a tax matter and she advise on both direct and indirect taxes and excise duties. She assists clients with corporate tax risk and compliance issues, internal corporate investigations, managing civil enquiries and criminal investigations by HM Revenue and Customs, responding to information requests, and resolving disputes either through negotiation or litigation. She has significant experience in conducting tax appeals at all levels of the court including the First-Tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. She also advises on non-tax focused enquiries where HMRC is the investigative or supervisory agency, including export control and AML issues.
Kate is ranked as a “Next Generation” lawyer for Tax Litigation and Investigations in Legal 500 2017, where she is described as “quietly brilliant”. She is also recommended in Legal 500 for Trade, WTO, Anti-dumping and Customs where she is described as “bright”, “personable” and “hardworking”.
Kate is a contributing author to the Financial Regulation: Emerging Themes in 2019 publication - an extensive collection of articles around the themes of investigations. financial crime, digital, markets, supervision and governance.