Prior to joining Hesketh Henry, Kate practised in large law firms in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
Kate’s principal area of practice is general corporate and commercial law. Kate regularly advises clients on a range of commercial agreements including joint venture and shareholder agreements, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, sponsorship agreements and terms of trade. She also assists corporate clients in relation to compliance with a wide range of legislative matters, including the Companies Act 1993, Fair Trading Act 1986, Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, Takeovers Code 1993 and Overseas Investment Act 2005.
In addition, Kate has extensive experience advising clients in relation to acquiring, disposing of and investing in businesses.
Kate has been a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Directory for the last six years (2016 to 2021) and has been noted as being an “M&A specialist” and “sought after for commercial law”.
Kate is a director of Glass Ceiling Collective Limited, a charitable company that supports artists from marginalised communities throughout New Zealand. Hesketh Henry provides pro bono legal assistance to Glass Ceiling Collective.