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Portrait of Kate Bridgland
Areas of expertise: Commercial dispute resolution


Kate is an associate in the commercial dispute resolution team in London. She assists with a broad range of commercial disputes, acting for both private individuals and corporate clients.

Her practice covers a diverse range of areas, including advising on commercial contract disputes, regulatory compliance, debt recovery and reputation management issues. Kate has been involved in UK and cross-border litigation, adjudications, and international arbitration, as well as mediations resulting in early resolution of disputes.

Kate joined the firm as a trainee in 2021 and qualified as a solicitor in 2023. Prior to her training contract, she obtained her undergraduate degree in law before completing the Legal Practice Course, graduating with distinction.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for multiple English individuals in relation to the enforcement of foreign judgment claims brought by a French bank, with claims worth approximately €1.5 million and a wider group of potential claims totalling almost €15 million.
  • Assisting with a successful claim pursuing solicitors and third parties for failing to protect their position following a multi-million pound property ID fraud on behalf of a financial institution.
  • Advising a commercial client in relation to enforcement proceedings relating to a debt claim.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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