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About Kate Collister

Kate is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice in London.

Kate specialises in complex group actions with a focus on environmental, human rights-related, consumer protection and product liability disputes. Kate also provides advice to companies on ESG litigation risks.

Recent work

  • Defending Volkswagen in High Court group litigation and related regulatory proceedings in respect of alleged misrepresentations and prohibited practices regarding its vehicles.
  • Acting for an energy company on the successful defence of a complaint to the UK NCP relating to alleged breaches of the OECD guidelines concerning the environment and consumer interests.
  • Successfully defending one of the world's largest energy companies in High Court litigation proceedings brought by a group of Colombian landowners, claiming for environmental damage to their properties allegedly caused by the construction of an oil pipeline.
  • Advising a multinational oil company and a number of its subsidiaries in High Court litigation proceedings, in respect of alleged human rights violations allegedly committed by Colombian military and paramilitary forces in the mid-1990s to early 2000s.
  • Advising a medical devices manufacturer on the defence of global product liability actions in respect of certain of its products.  


BPP Law School - Legal Practice Court (LPC)

BPP Law School - Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge - First Class BA (Hons), History