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Katie Powell

Call: 2005

Powell, Katie

During her time in Chambers, Katie has built up a practice embracing professional liability work and commercial dispute resolution.  A large amount of her work involves elements of civil fraud. 

She is recommended as a junior in the directories for professional negligence (Chambers and Partners), construction (Legal 500) and product liability (Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners). She is described as "winning universal praise" and as being "very tough and persuasive, and incredibly good in court" (Chambers and Partners, 2013). Her "punchy and clear written submissions" have also been noted (Chambers and Partners, 2012).

Katie is the current editor of the financial services chapters of Jackson and Powell.

Professional Liability: Katie has been listed as an up-and-coming junior in Chambers and Partners for the past three years. Katie has considerable expertise in insurance related disputes, having acted as junior in both the TAG and CLE (i.e. “son of TAG”) litigation.  In addition, she has particular interest and experience in claims involving allegations of fraud. 

Construction / IT: Katie is rated as a leading junior in Legal 500.  She undertakes a wide variety of work both in a litigation and arbitration context concerning claims both against professionals and pure construction disputes.  She is currently instructed on an arbitration concerning a major IT project.

Product Liability: Katie is recommended as an “up-and-coming” junior in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.  She has substantial litigation experience in this area, having acted for the Ministry of Defence in the long-running Atomic Veterans litigation and as junior to Justin Fenwick QC in the three month commercial court trial of Kingspan v Borealis [2012] EWHC 1147.

Financial Services: Katie is the current editor of the financial services chapters of Jackson and Powell.  Reflecting her background in professional liability, she has particular interest in claims against financial advisors. 

Commercial Dispute Litigation: Katie’s practice embraces a wide range of commercial disputes.  She is currently instructed on a dispute arising from the sale of sulphur to the copper belt and in relation to the recovery of assets arising from a major civil fraud.

Katie is a member of COMBAR, LCIA, TECBAR, CHBA and PNBA.

Education

B.A. (Oxon), Dip.Law (City)