Kate leads on our award winning community investment and diversity and inclusion strategies.

Kate studied Law at the University of Sheffield and is a qualified solicitor with over 12 years’ experience of working within the Responsible Business sector and an MA in Applied and Professional Ethics from the University of Leeds. 

Under Kate’s leadership of Pinsent Masons’ Responsible Business initiatives, the firm has been recognised as the ‘Most Inclusive Employer’ in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, a Times Top 50 Employer for Women, a Working Families Top 10 employer and Business in the Community’s National Example of Excellence for Education.  The firm also achieved the EY National Equality Standard.

Kate has been recognised as a Responsible Business Game Changer by Business in the Community and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.

Kate's latest work


    • 2019
      MA Applied and Professional Ethics - University of Leeds
    • 2005
      Joined Pinsent Masons
    • 2002
      Admitted as a solicitor
    • 2000
      LLB Law – University of Sheffield
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