Katie Byrne > Irwin Mitchell > Crawley, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
RH10 1JA

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Senior associate

Katie has considerable experience in a wide range of domestic and international commercial contract, liability and professional negligence disputes specialising in complex, high-value litigation. She has been commended in Chambers as a ‘practical and commercial’ lawyer with a fast response time and ability to ‘empathise with organisational values and branding when formulating a strategy’. She regularly acts for large financial institutions and insurance companies.


Qualified: 2008

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Irwin Mitchell’s Gatwick commercial litigation team handles a wide range of disputes, with a particular focus on clients in the financial services, manufacturing, tech, media and sports sectors. The team caters to client needs by offering a range of pricing options including conditional fee agreements, discounted conditional fee agreements, litigation funding and fixed fees. Team head Katie Byrne, promoted to partner during 2022, focuses on international and financial services (including insurance) disputes. Sarah Birkbeck specialises in IP, media and technology disputes and has a particular interest in reputation management.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Irwin Mitchell‘s key commercial disputes figures are recently promoted Katie Byrne in Gatwick, who acts in high-value international and financial services (including insurance) disputes; and London-based solicitor Samantha Leung, who is ‘hardworking, diligent and extremely able‘. Providing additional partner-level support are Manchester-based Duncan Hope and Dorrien Peters in Sheffield.