Katherine (Kate) Traynor

Call 2019


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Practice Overview

Kate’s practice encompasses commercial litigation, banking and finance, costs litigation, property, and insolvency.

During the non-practising first six months of her pupillage, Kate assisted with a wide range of commercial litigation beyond her year of call, including insolvency, tax, company, tort, property and contract work. Kate attended a number of trials and mediations during her first six and assisted in a wide range of interim applications including administration applications and security for costs applications. She also assisted in preparing advice in relation to a variety of matters including transactions at an undervalue, CVAs’, rights of re-entry and forfeiture, as well as drafting statements of case in respect of directors’ disqualification, wrongful interference of goods, and property disputes.

In the practising second six months of her pupillage, Kate attended Court (largely remotely) almost every day in relation to a whole range of matters from straightforward insolvency matters through to complex witness trials. She has also been instructed to advise on a large variety of matters including costs litigation, the impact of an IVA on the recovery of damages, wrongful interference, the recovery of early redemption fees, claims in nuisance, and collective enfranchisement. She has also drafted statements of case in respect of claims in nuisance, breach of contract, construction disputes, misrepresentation and wrongful interference of goods.

Kate continues to experience a wide range of commercial litigation in front of various judges in both the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts and County Courts, including general commercial litigation, insolvency, consumer credit act claims, contract, property and construction work. Kate has attended and prepared various interlocutory applications, along with case management, directions and PTR hearings. Kate is well versed in bankruptcy petitions, winding up petitions, possession proceedings, interim applications and trial work.

Before coming to the Bar, Kate worked at as a Costs Negotiator for a Solicitors firm in Liverpool full-time for seven months. Whilst studying the BPTC full-time Kate also worked full-time for another Solicitors firm in both Liverpool and Manchester, as a Costs Advisor for four months and a commercial litigation paralegal for eleven months. This provided Kate with practical experience, commercial awareness and a niche insight into costs litigation.

Kate also has an interest in tax and is currently undertaking her ATT and CTA exams.

Kate offers a quick turn around on paperwork, and welcomes contact by email or phone.