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WWL Ranking: Recommended
Investigations 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"Kathryn is a fabulous lawyer"
"She's simply unflappable, there's nothing she can't handle"
"Ms Garbett will fight tooth and nail for her clients"


Kathryn heads the Fraud Defence, Contentious Tax and White Collar Crime & Investigations Division. A specialist in civil fraud and investigations, Kathryn and her team have been involved in some of the most high-profile and complex fraud cases before the English Courts in recent times. Named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2021, recommended by Legal 500 and Band 2 in Chambers & Partners for civil fraud, Kathryn's recent cases representation of a Middle Eastern former government employee in relation to alleged secret commissions of approximately some $800m, of a businessman in relation to a $2bn claim brought by a sovereign wealth fund, and of an individual in global proceedings with civil and criminal investigations in three separate jurisdictions. 

Kathryn regularly manages matters spanning multiple jurisdictions and of a highly sensitive nature. She is used to offering comprehensive strategic advice to anyone facing a civil claim while simultaneously being investigated by prosecution agencies, employers, the Inland Revenue and both UK and foreign regulators. She is praised by Chambers & Partners for her ability to provide "experienced guidance in hugely complex matters combined with a fine tactical overview". Kathryn is a director of the Fraud’s Women’s Network (FWN), a co-founder of the Firm’s Criminal Law Panel and is often called upon to act as a supervising solicitor.

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