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Stewarts Law LLP

9 BOND COURT, LEEDS, LS1 2JZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 222 0022
Fax:
Fax 0113 222 0044
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com
Leeds, London

Kate Pollock

Tel:
Work 0113 222 0050
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com/people/kate-pollock/
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Competition Litigation

Position

Partner and Head of Competition Litigation department in Leeds.

Kate specialises in cartel damages claims including acting for 12 major retailers in multi-billion pound claims against MasterCard and Visa.

Kate has significant experience of complex and high-value commercial disputes, both in the UK and overseas, most recently acting for major corporates based in France, Sweden and Slovenia. Her clients span the retail, manufacturing, aviation and energy sectors.

Representative cases include:

  • Acting for major retailers in multi-billion pound claims against MasterCard and Visa
  • Acting for a global wholesaler of IT products and services in a multi-million claim arising from the worldwide Liquid Crystal Displays Cartel
  • Acting for a major power company in a multi-million claim relating to the High Voltage Power Cables cartel

Career

Kate trained at Travers Smith in London. She joined Wragge & Co in 1999, moving to Walker Morris in 2006. Kate joined Stewarts in 2011 and became Partner in 2012.

Languages

French.

Member

AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers); Justice.

Education

Edgbaston High School for Girls; Exeter University (1996 LLB Hons, 2:1); Nottingham Law School (1997 LPC commendation).

Leisure

Running, skiing, cooking.


London: Dispute resolution

Competition litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Kate Pollock - Stewarts Law LLP

Within: Competition litigation

Stewarts Law LLP focuses on high-profile clients on the claimant side and has extensive experience, particularly in relation to competition law infringements such as cartels and abuses of a dominant position. A key differentiator setting the practice apart is the presence of an in-house economist, which gives the team a competitive edge when it comes to performing technical tasks such as quantification of antitrust harm incurred by clients. Also of importance is the firm’s ability to secure funding arrangements for clients due to its strong relationship with litigation funders. The practice is led by Kate Pollock, who successfully represented Asda Stores, Home Retail Group and Wm Morrison Supermarkets as claimants in an interchange fee case brought against MasterCard before the Court of Appeal. Anna Crellin is also noted.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Boutique litigation firm Stewarts Law LLP has the scope to handle a range of high-value complex commercial disputes. The group is particularly highly regarded for its experience in fraud and corruption, cartel damages claims, IT disputes and financial services litigation. Mo Bhaskaran is noted for his expertise in complex disputes and heads up the practice, which includes 'experienced litigator' Kate Pollock, Martin Walsh, who leads the firm's technology-sector disputes department, and recently promoted partner Nick Haworth.

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