Overview

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.

Expertise

Work Highlights

  • 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.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • 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

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • New Zealand Law Society