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  Kate McInerney



Kate is an insurance specialist with extensive transactional and advisory experience in the sector. Kate’s clients include insurers, reinsurers, pension scheme trustees, sponsoring employers and banks. As well as having an outstanding record in longevity de-risking, Kate has worked on some of the most significant M&A transactions in the insurance sector in recent years. Kate was seconded to the UK Financial Services Authority for a year, where she was part of a team advising policy makers on the UK implementation of Solvency II.

Kate was awarded ‘Rising Star’ for Corporate at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2017, and is ranked as an ‘Associate to watch’ by Chambers (2018). Her team won Legal 500 Insurance (Specialism) Team of the Year (UK) 2018.

Clients quoted in Chambers (2019) say the following about Kate:

“She’s very good, and she’s very sharp. She’s quite a presence; you don’t forget her. She’s very sharp, and she’s prepared to battle for her client good and proper. The fact that she’s Aussie might help.”

“She is extremely able, technically very strong, a tough negotiator, and good fun to work with.”

“She’s very bright; she’s also very friendly, and has a great grip on the details of everything. She thinks ahead and thinks forward, and she’s also very collaborative about it, and isn’t aggressive.”

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, South Australia, Australia, 2008

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2011

Academic qualifications

LLB/LP, Flinders University, 2007

BA, Flinders University, 2007

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