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Katherine David

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Katherine is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team and is an experienced commercial litigator who specialises in high-value and complex dispute resolution matters. 

Katherine acts for companies or high net worth individuals across a range of specialities, including contractual disputes, director and shareholder disputes, professional negligence, trust litigation and fraud.

Katherine works across a wide range of industries, in both cross-jurisdictional litigation and high court litigation and has expertise in dealing with offshore disputes, such as trust litigation, having previously worked offshore.

Katherine David has been described by clients as “exceptional” and is tenacious and strategic in her approach to litigation.

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Financial disputes
  • Director and shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Defamation, privacy and reputation management
  • All types of injunction proceedings
  • Misrepresentation
  • Trust litigation
  • Inheritance tax dispute
  • Breach of privacy rights
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair prejudice
  • Undue influence
  • Fraud disputes
  • Worldwide freezing orders
  • Asset tracing
  • Cross-border litigation
  • Acting on a multi-jurisdictional dispute of c.£75m; successfully defending against a jurisdictional challenge, protecting a worldwide freezing order against applications to vary and applying for cross-examination to discover hidden assets.
  • Acting for a shareholder / director in a £50m fraud / share ownership dispute and successfully navigating problematic cross-jurisdictional issues and various interim applications to obtain a favourable settlement.
  • Representing a prime international wealth structuring client in proceedings which ultimately led to a US$65m tax saving following a settlor rectification application to convert a trust from foreign grantor to foreign non-grantor status.
  • Managing a successful defence against a professional negligence claim for management of a trust fund following the trustee failing to take steps to reduce inheritance tax.
  • Securing a substantial increase in the negotiated price of minority shareholding during negotiations for inequitable majority shareholder behaviour.
  • Leading a cross-jurisdictional investment fund group litigation matter, acting for fifteen separate parties in a claim against directors of an offshore market fund, involving asset tracing, enforcement and litigation forum issues.
  • Leading two appeals against seven defendants in an estate matter concerning fraud, breach of contract and professional negligence and driving the litigation strategy.
  • Leading a successful misrepresentation claim and conducting mediation resulting a 40% reduction in loss exposure to the client.
  • Successfully advocating at a one day tribunal regarding breach of health and safety legislation.
  • 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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