Katie is an associate in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group. She joined Campbells in 2021, having previously practised at a leading firm in Auckland, New Zealand. She has a wide variety of litigation and insolvency experience and has appeared in Court as well as alternative dispute resolution forums alongside well regarded QCs.
- Acted for a large New Zealand company in relation to a prejudiced shareholders and breach of director’s duties claim.
- Represented the liquidators in a cross-border liquidation, with assets in multiple jurisdictions.
- Obtained urgent freezing orders over assets held in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji in relation to the distribution of a large estate.
- Recovered a significant debt from a debtor who had absconded the country and left minimal assets in the jurisdiction.
- Represented a large international machinery corporation in opposition to the registration of a conflicting trade mark.
- Represented a Samoan chief in a claim against the Government of Samoa for the return of an island.
- Secured extended orders restraining a vexatious litigant from issuing proceedings, being one of the first orders of its kind in New Zealand.
- Represented a government body in a judicial review proceeding relating to a high profile alleged breach of the right to free speech.
- Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2021
- University of Auckland (New Zealand), Master of Laws, 2019 – 2020
- New Zealand Law Society Civil Litigation Skills, 2018
- Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2017
- Institute of Professional Legal Studies qualification, 2017
- University of Otago (New Zealand), Bachelor of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science, 2012 – 2018
- University of Otago (New Zealand), Bachelor of Laws, 2012 – 2016
- International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
- International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
- New Zealand Law Society
- GRR Americas Restructuring Review.
The Cayman chapter discusses key aspects of the successful Cayman Islands restructuring regime, including schemes of arrangement, provisional liquidation, statutory moratorium, creditors' meetings, COMI shift and the rule in Gibbs.
- Campbells Contributes to Legal 500's In-House Lawyer Publication.
This chapter discusses duties of Cayman Islands directors, the zone of insolvency, consequences for directors and the potential for restructuring.