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Shoosmiths LLP

THE XYZ BUILDING, 2 HARDMAN BOULEVARD, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3AZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 865600
Fax:
Fax 03700 86 3001
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Kath Livingston

Tel:
Work 03700 865756
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation

Position

A commercial litigation partner based in Shoosmiths' Mahcester office, Kath advises a diverse range of clients across a variety of sectors, from large global businesses, plcs and leading North West corporates to entrepreneurs and public bodies, in relation to their commercial and business disputes: contractual claims, negligence claims, fraud, partnership and shareholder disputes and claims following company sale and purchase. Experienced in alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation. Kath has particular, niche expertise in defamation (libel and slander), including online and misuse of social media. She regularly advises corporates on brand and reputation protection strategies and their dealings with the media.

Career

Trained Eversheds LLP, qualified 1993; remained at Eversheds until 2012 (principal associate); joined Shoosmiths LLP as partner January 2013.

Education

St Mary’s Catholic High School, Astley; Leeds University (LLB Hons Law, 2:1); College of Law, Chester (solicitors final examination, 1st class honours).

Leisure

Family, swimming, cycling, running (triathlon).


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Shoosmiths LLP  has a ‘very savvy and switched-on’ team that ‘punches well above its weight’ and counts product liability, shareholder, defamation, insurance, pensions and employment litigation as key areas of focus. The team defended Mattresstek Limited in a High Court employment case involving restrictive covenant and interim injunction issues and handles product liability work for the Hoover Candy Group. MD Insurance Services, Astra Zeneca UK and Derwent Estates are also clients. Department head and deputy office head Kath Livingston specialises in commercial litigation and has experience in defamation and reputation management issues. Senior associate Richard Marshall is ‘highly energetic, hands-on and practical, has a keen eye for detail and an ability to look at a case from all angles’.

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