Kate Donachie
Managing Associate
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Kate has been representing defenders in personal injury claims for more than 15 years. Her expertise includes representing clients in HSE prosecutions, FAIs and administrative matters. Her caseload is predominantly complex and high value claims where she uses her specialist expertise to provide strategic and case by case advice to a variety of clients. She regularly acts on behalf of corporate clients, insurers and public authorities.

Kate has a sound understanding of the actuarial approach to complex future losses and most recently the impact of the new discount rate. She was involved in the scrutiny of Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings)(Scotland) Act when it was passing through the Scottish Parliament and gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament in relation to the Damages (investment returns and periodical payments) (Scotland) Act which has changed the method of calculating the discount rate in Scotland. Her articles commenting on sector developments are regularly published in trade and mainstream press and she often presents at internal and external events.