“They are quite commercial in their approach and don’t escalate matters; rather they find the most efficient way to deal with things”

Chambers UK 2020

“A highly respected litigation boutique with expertise in a wide range of contentious corporate matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“They can really go toe to toe with magic circle firms”

Chambers UK 2020

“An excellent boutique litigation firm”

Chambers UK 2020

“They have really had our backs in a very innovative way”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are absolutely brilliant – very good at the big picture, very effective communicators and very easy to get on with.”

Chambers UK 2020

“Signature has provided us with steady-handed advice and I can honestly recommend their tightly-knit team to anyone in need of sound legal advice”

Chambers UK 2020

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”

Chambers UK 2020

“Well known for its representation of oligarchs and other high net worth individuals”

Chambers UK 2020

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is extraordinary”

Chambers UK 2020

“Brilliant client care coupled with sound legal judgement”

Chambers UK 2020

Signature “has developed a deep bench of talent, which means even with the high demand for their services they consistently maintain a high quality”

Chambers UK 2020

“Highly responsive, intelligent and commercially astute lawyers”

Chambers UK 2020

“They demonstrate the ability to formulate, plan and implement a sophisticated global strategy”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are impressive in the way they deal with very complex cases”

Chambers UK 2020

The Firm’s “tactical and strategic vision is unparalleled, and the practice has a great range of partners and associates”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A strong focus on large, complex cases that are often cross-border”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A highly experienced team of partners who have in-depth knowledge of commercial dispute resolution”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Outstandingly successful”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters.”

Chambers UK 2019

“A highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers UK 2019

“They have a lot of experience in multi-jurisdictional, high-value litigation. They are a boutique firm that is growing in size considerably but which can still provide a personal, flexible service.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.

Chambers UK 2019

Biography

Kathleen is a commercial litigator specialising in international insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes.  Her experience includes day-to-day handling of High Court litigation and supervision of foreign proceedings.  She advises on a wide range of international property and casualty losses, fraudulent claims and professional negligence claims.

Kathleen is ranked as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 UK 2020 for her commercial litigation expertise.

Prior to joining Signature Litigation, Kathleen was an associate at two leading reinsurance firms in London. Kathleen previously practiced as an attorney in New York before relocating to England and qualifying as a solicitor in 1995.

Kathleen is a co-editor and contributing author of the Insurance Institute of London Research Study Group 258 publication War Risks and Terrorism.

Experience

  • Acting on behalf of beneficial owners of a substantial private fund in connection with a valuation claim in the BVI Commercial Court relating to key assets, with more than US$200 million in dispute.
  • Advising Lloyd’s and London market retrocessionaires in relation to third-party liability proceedings in Ecuador and California.
  • Acting on behalf of a German retrocessionaire in respect of a complex forum dispute litigated in London and California.
  • Acting on behalf of international reinsurers in respect of disputes litigated in Venezuela and London relating to a significant power outage at an electrical plant.
  • Advising reinsurers in respect of proceedings brought in Bangladesh relating to the collapse of a major infrastructure project.
  • Advising insurers in respect of professional negligence claims relating to the construction of an airport in the Caribbean.
  • Acting on behalf of retrocedants in High Court proceedings relating to non-payment of premium and whether a valid and binding contract of reinsurance existed.
  • Acting on behalf of an insured computer company in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings relating to the duty of care of a fire brigade.
  • Advising international insurers and reinsurers on aggregation and other issues arising out of floods, hurricanes and terrorist attacks.
  • Acting on behalf of policyholders in complex insurance coverage actions.

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