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Kate Corby

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Dispute Resolution


Kate Corby is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution team in London. Kate has substantial experience of representing clients in complex litigation and arbitration, with a focus on construction and engineering disputes. She also has significant experience in advising on product liability, safety and regulatory compliance. Kate was ranked in Chambers & Partners 2015 and 2016 as an Associate to Watch. She was also noted in Legal 500 UK 2016 for her "strategic thinking". Kate acts for employers, main contractors, sub-contractors and joint venture partners from across the world on disputes concerning issues such as project delays, cost overruns and defective work.


Admitted 2004, England & Wales; one of only two lawyers invited by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills to be part of the steering group set up to consider implementation of the recommendations from its review into consumer product recall processes commissioned in 2015


English; French; German


Society for Construction Law; International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors - Honorary Solicitor and Affiliate


Nottingham University (2001); University of Exeter (2000); University of the Saarland, Germany (2000)

London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Baker McKenzie's international arbitration practice covers financial and M&A disputes; energy, mining, construction and infrastructure; and it fields lawyers with regional expertise in the Middle East and CIS. Steve Abraham leads the firm's London dispute resolution practice; John Leadley chairs the global dispute resolution team; Andy Moody  is'highly experienced'; Kate Corby is 'excellent, smart, focused and very adaptable'; and Ed Poulton is recommended for financial services and M&A-related disputes.

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London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Next generation lawyers

Kate Corby - Baker McKenzie

Within: Product liability: defendant

Baker McKenzie¬† continues to be involved in cases at the forefront of product liability law, with practice head John Leadley¬† (who ‚Äėhas great experience and is an outstandingly good strategist‚Äô) leading the way in pharmaceutical and industrial manufacturing work. Other key figures include associate Joanne Redmond¬†and Kate Corby, who is highly recommended for multi-jurisdictional product recalls. The practice is defending C.R. Bard against multiple claims relating to allegedly defective transvaginal mesh and an inferior vena cava filter. Another significant mandate saw Leadley lead a team representing Stryker Corporation (UK) in negotiating numerous pre-action settlements in a Consumer Protection Act case related to a hip replacement products. The firm recently increased its involvement in policy, becoming the only law firm to act as a member of a UK government working group on product safety.

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United Kingdom: Product Liability

March 2019. By Kate Corby, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to product liability laws and regulations that may occur in  United Kingdom . This Q&A is part of the global guide to product liability. [Continue Reading]

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Introductory Chapter - Product Liability: An evolving legal landscape

April 2019. By Kate Corby

Introductory Chapter     Product Liability: An evolving legal landscape   In a world of driverless cars, electronic devices with speech and facial recognition and household appliances which can be activated remotely from a mobile phone, whether the current (decades old) product liability laws are still fit for purpose is a current hot topic. Of course, longstanding dangers like overheating batteries, excess levels of chemicals and small parts in children's' toys still remain a risk, even in this modern world. But new risks and potential hazards are emerging in line with technological developments, and therefore it is not a surprise that the legal framework underpinning product liability has also begun to evolve. [Continue Reading]

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