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Katie Simmonds

Katie Simmonds

Katie Simmonds
Solicitor

  • T: 0370 086 6704
  •  I: +44 (0)1489 61 6704
  • M: 07843346156

Katie is a commercial litigator in and is deputy head of the Dispute Resolution and Compliance team’s retail sector group.  

Katie has particular experience working with global brands in the technology, retail and automotive sectors. Her practice has a particular focus in:

1)      Contractual disputes and product liability claims;

2)      IT and data protection disputes; and

3)      Corporate disputes including fraud claims and disputes arising from breach of directors’ duties

Her clients include The White Company, Volkswagen Group United Kingdom and GAME.  

Recent instructions include:

§  Advising on an IT dispute arising from a multi-million pound network monitoring solution

§  Advising an international operations provider in connection to claims threatened by Network Operators and compliance with UK advertising law;

§  Mediating and achieving a settlement of a wrongful termination claim arising from a multi-million pound international distribution agreement , enabling the commercial relationship to be maintained;

§  Advising a global brand in connection with a data breach and putting in place a strategy to mitigate against future breaches;

§  Advising an international online retailer on its compliance with UK consumer rights law.

Katie’s understanding of the commercial realities facing businesses and the increasing pressures on in-house lawyers has been developed through a number of in-house experiences, including a secondment to Honda Motor Europe and previous experience working for a leading international IT outsourcing company.

Katie is a member of the Society for Computers and Law.

 

My education:

LLB (hons) 2:1 ( University of Surrey )

LPC ( University of Law, Guildford )