Katherine Pymont

Senior Associate

Dispute Resolution

"terrific"

Legal 500 UK, 2019

"exceedingly bright"

Legal 500, 2016

Katherine joined Kingsley Napley’s Dispute Resolution team in September 2012. She specialises in commercial dispute resolution and  has broad experience acting for both individuals and corporate clients in relation to a wide range of disputes including contractual, professional negligence, contentious trust and probate (including cross-border disputes), fraud and reputation management.

Katherine frequently acts for claimants in obtaining injunctive relief and for defendants in opposing or discharging injunctions.

Katherine had a previous career in the media before completing the GDL and LPC at the College of Law London (Distinction). She trained at Kingsley Napley LLP. Katherine has recently completed the ACTAPS Associate Course and is recommended in the Legal 500, 2016.

Areas of expertise

  • Commercial and Contractual Disputes;
  • Contentious Probate and Trust Disputes (including cross-border disputes);
  • Civil Fraud;
  • Professional Negligence;
  • Obtaining Injunctive Relief;
  • Defamation and Privacy;
  • Arbitrations.

Recent experience

  • Acting for beneficiaries and personal representatives in a range of inheritance and probate claims, including cases where wills have been challenged on the grounds of forgery, incapacity or undue influence or because they have not been validly executed and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;
  • Acting on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority in relation to various proceedings pursued by the Claimants to challenge the Law Society’s intervention into their practices;
  • Acting for clients obtaining or opposing freezing injunctions;
  • Acting in professional negligence claim against a mortgage broker and an accountant;
  • Acting for a client defending a claim for negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Acting in a broad cross range of contractual disputes;
  • Acting for a number of high profile clients in the media, sport and entertainment industry, including advising on defamation, harassment and privacy law.

 

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Professional societies and memberships

Related Services

Commercial and Contract Disputes

Corporate disputes can be stressful, disruptive and damaging. We provide tactical and strategic advice to businesses and individuals.

Dispute Resolution

Dealing with a dispute professionally and commercially takes skill. We assist and support our clients with both legal knowledge and strategy.

Financial Services Disputes

We represent individuals and businesses in high value and complex claims against banks and financial institutions.

Fraud and Financial Crime

Defending complex white collar cases successfully is what we are known for. The firm has the largest team of specialist criminal lawyers in the UK.

Injunctions

If you need to prevent the loss of an asset, damage to reputation, or protect against personal harm, it may be necessary to apply for an injunction.

International and Cross-Border Disputes

When disputes involve individuals or organisations in different countries, those involved often face an array of complex issues in various jurisdictions.

Professional Negligence

Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against professionals when they get it wrong.

Reputation and Media

Protecting our clients’ reputation and maintaining control when they are the subject of media scrutiny is what we do.

Shareholder and Boardroom Disputes

When individuals fall out in business it can have devastating consequences. Our litigation team has extensive experience in resolving disputes.

Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes

Bringing or defending disputes over wills, trusts and estates is especially demanding. Seeking expert legal advice at an early stage is crucial.

Insight from Katherine

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News

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Autumn 2018

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Summer 2018

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: Bumper Edition Spring 2018

Contentious Trusts and Probate Round-Up: January 2018

Contentious Trusts and Probate Round-Up: November 2017

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: August 2017

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: June 2017

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: May 2017

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: April 2017

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: March 2017

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: January 2017

Wills and Probate Round-Up 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: December 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: October 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: Bumper Summer Vacation Edition 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: July 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: June 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: May 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: April 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: March 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: February 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: January 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: December 2015

Contentious trusts and probate monthly round-up: November 2016

Contentious trusts and probate monthly round-up – October 2015

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: September

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up

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Blogs

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: February 2017

Inheritance claims by adult children – update

Seeking to prevent publication of defamatory content?

Thinking of excluding children from your inheritance? It may be harder than you think

Developments to the Defamation Act

Defamation & Malicious Falsehood – discussing the Peter Cruddas case – part 2

Defamation & Malicious Falsehood – discussing the Peter Cruddas case - part 1

Inheritance claims by children - on the rise?

A recent court ruling on the forfeiture rule

No place at the table for an honest cheat

Annual statistics for Trusts, Wills and Probate released

Contesting a forged or fraudulent will

Challenging the Status Quo? Is Rick Parfitt's third wife entitled to a claim after he purportedly changed his will five days before his death?

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: Bumper Summer Vacation Edition 2016

Battle of the beneficiaries

Professional negligence claims - requirement for clear advice and terms of engagement

Freezing orders: when loans become assets

Freezing orders – more draconian for some than others?

Tackling online harassment – a step in the right direction

Mediation: The question is not if, but when

Jamiroquai uses The Protection From Harassment Act to restrain stalker

Defamation & Malicious Falsehood - discussing the Peter Cruddas case - part 3

Anti-social media – how the law can tackle online abuse and harassment

Disputing a Will based on undue influence – a challenge for Claimants?

Inheritance claims by spouses rise with number of remarriages

New stalking offences introduced – a radical change or emperor’s new clothes?

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Contact Katherine

+44 (0)20 7369 3801

kpymont@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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