Kate Francis Hughes, Solicitor at Acuity Law

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“It was an absolute pleasure working with you... while we recognise this has been a baptism of fire for you Kate, given all the heavy lifting involved, what a great start to your career. Onwards and upwards.”

Kate Francis-Hughes

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Kate has a broad range of experience in corporate and commercial disputes and has acted on a number of complex high-value professional negligence and fraud claims. Kate also has experience dealing with breach of contract and director/shareholder disputes.

Kate often works with Acuity Reputation Management clients providing advice on matters relating to data protection, defamation, privacy, and reputation management.

  • Professional negligence
  • Fraud
  • Director / shareholder disputes (including s.994 petitions)
  • Contractual disputes
  • Pre-action Disclosure Applications
  • Defamation, privacy, and reputational management.
  • Acting on a high-value complex fraud claim involving multiple defendants.
  • Acting on behalf of Loches Capital Limited in relation to its heavily reported successful pre-action disclosure application – Loches Capital Limited v Goldman Sachs International [2020] EWHC 2327
  • Acting on several multi-million-pound professional negligence claims.
  • Advising an international client who provides oil & gas services offshore in its breach of contract claim against a UAE based entity and the subsequent LCIA and ICC arbitration proceedings.
  • Attending High Court and Court of Appeal hearings on behalf of a devolved Government.
  • Defending a claim by a freight and logistics business which included a counterclaim valued in excess of £1m.
  • Acting on a contractual dispute involving shares listed on the US Stock Exchange.
  • Acting on a multi-million-pound contractual dispute which looked at whether a particular provision amounted to an unreasonable restraint on trade, and the associated Court of Appeal proceedings.
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 3 in Chambers & Partners.
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