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Kate Boomer

Special Counsel

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Kate Boomer

Kate Boomer

Special Counsel

People

Kate Boomer

Kate Boomer

Special Counsel

Kate is an experienced commercial litigator with a focus on claims against directors and officers and professionals in the financial services industry. Kate has particular expertise advising insurers and insureds in relation to high value and complex claims.

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Kate is an experienced commercial litigator with a focus on claims against directors and officers and professionals in the financial services industry. Kate has particular expertise advising insurers and insureds in relation to high value and complex claims.

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Kate brings the benefit of 5 years practising in the London market, with extensive Australian trial experience, particularly in relation to large litigation.

In a defence capacity, Kate has acted for directors and officers, accountants, financial advisors and solicitors in professional indemnity matters. She has acted in proceedings in the UK courts, the Australian Federal Court and the New South Wales and Queensland Supreme Courts in both professional indemnity and commercial disputes. She also has experience with mis-selling claims and dealing with financial regulators. 

Kate's coverage experience spans financial institutions and D&O claims, professional liability and construction policies.  In particular, she has advised London market insurers on complex and high value claims arising out of the global financial crisis and the regulatory response to it.

Kate adopts a pragmatic approach to claims, underpinned by strong technical knowledge.

Experience
  • D&O defence: Defending proceedings by the liquidators and administrators of Forge Group, an ASX listed Australian mining and engineering company, against its former directors following the failure of a number of its mining projects and the half a billion dollar collapse of the company.
  • Remediation scheme/past business review: Acting for a financial advice firm under regulatory investigation in relation to pensions/superannuation advice provided. Kate helped design and implement a review and redress scheme, compensating hundreds of former customers with total compensation expected to exceed €15 million.
  • Professional indemnity defence: Defending the auditors of a publicly listed company in a claim worth tens of millions of pounds.
  • D&O coverage: Advising the London Market insurers in relation to a claim exceeding €100 million arising from Madoff losses.
  • D&O coverage: Advising the market in relation to several claims (some exceeding €100 million) connected to the Greek banking crisis.
  • Commercial litigation: Acting for Samsung in its Federal Court litigation with Apple. 
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices

Services

Services

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Regulatory & Investigations

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