Kate Higgins Legal Director

Contact Information

+44 20 3321 7433

Personal Profile

Kate is lead Professional Support Lawyer and head of knowledge in the Corporate Department. She is a skilled corporate lawyer with over 20 years experience of advising on structuring, growing and exiting investments for business owners, investors and public and private companies. She has experience in the fields of public and private M&A, private equity, joint ventures, company law and other business law and regulation.

Kate's highly valued role encompasses mentoring, training and acting as in house counsel to the lawyers. She brings them the cutting edge learning and resources they need to advise our diverse range of UK and international businesses, wealth owners and deal maker clients.

Kate writes articles and leads initiatives to bring information on law reform to clients in a way which supports the Firm's reputation for clear business thinking and thought leadership. She also finds and implements solutions which promote efficient business practices, whilst managing risk. For example, Kate has engineered faster production of legal contracts, enabling our lawyers to work more quickly on routine matters, thus freeing up their time for finding the bespoke solutions needed by our clients.

In line with the international nature of the Firm's client base, Kate takes a keen interest in international developments and emerging markets. In 2012 she was one of only two lawyers to join the first UKTI trade mission to Myanmar (Burma) after sanctions were suspended. Kate is a member and regional ambassador of the REAch2 South Eastern Regional Board of REAch2, a successful Academy Trust which operates primary schools across the country.

Career History

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Head of Corporate Know-how, Olswang
Professional Support Lawyer, Allen & Overy
Solicitor, Clifford Chance
Qualified, SJ Berwin