Katherine is a litigator specialising in advice on health and safety, fire safety and environmental matters.

Katherine is Legal Director working across the infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors.

Katherine is at the forefront of the firm's thought leadership on building and fire safety, advising clients on regulatory change occasioned by the Hackitt review of building regulations and fire safety.  Having spent two years heading up the in-house legal team at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Katherine is uniquely placed to guide clients through the complexities of fire safety regulation across the UK.  More broadly, Katherine has a wealth of experience in health and safety, environmental and fire safety law.

For well over a decade, Katherine has provided pragmatic and down-to-earth advice to the firm's clients, including key players and household names, not only on immediate incident response, internal investigation, and investigations by regulators, but also on how to avoid an incident occurring in the first place.

She frequently appears in courts and tribunals defending organisations charged with regulatory offences, representing their interests at Fatal Accident Inquiries and appealing enforcement action.

She is a regular speaker at health and safety and fire safety events and provides training and advice on preventative measures.

Katherine's latest work


    • 2016
      Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - Legal Services Manager
    • 2010
      McGrigors - England and Wales
    • 2010
      Central Law Training (CLT) - Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT)
    • 2006
      McGrigors - Scotland
    • 2003
      University of Edinburgh - Diploma in Legal Practice
    • 2002
      University of Edinburgh - LLB (Hon)
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