Kate studied at the University of Cape Town where she obtained BA and LLB degrees, as well as an LLM in environmental law. She was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in April 2014.

Kate has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution in both courts and arbitrations in South Africa and various jurisdictions in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on commercial disputes, general insurance business, construction disputes, construction bonds and bond securities.

Kate advises a wide range of clients, including insurers, reinsurers and other financial service providers, contractors and manufacturers. These include international clients with interests in Sub-Saharan Africa and local clients involved in international transactions.

Kate has in-depth experience in respect of the NEMA Financial Provisioning Regulations and environmental rehabilitation guarantees in the mining sector. She has advised on environmental liability exposure in both commercial and insurance contexts.