Kate Robards Principal Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2000 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Kate Robards

Kate Robards helps clients to resolve insolvency law disputes quickly and commercially.

Kate has the benefit of experience of working for a range of clients in investigating failed businesses and acting for both Claimants and Defendants in insolvency and banking disputes. She also has extensive experience in pursuing director disqualification actions.

Having historically worked on a wide ranging caseload, Kate is now enjoying focusing on large, complex insolvency matters and developing the firm's business in this area.


  • Investigating a large-scale fraud which resulted in the disqualification of a failed company's directors for a combined period of 33 years.
  • Acting for a director in the defence of a £19M wrongful trading claim.


The Insolvency Service, Banks and other financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and company directors.


Kate has worked for a range of clients on a variety of matters including:

  • The Insolvency Service in investigating and pursuing director disqualification actions against directors of failed companies.
  • Insolvency practitioners and company directors in relation to insolvency related claims.
  • A number of high street banks and other financial institutions in respect of possession and money claims against borrowers and professional negligence claims against former solicitors and surveyors instructed by the client.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2016

    • Career
      July 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Principal Associate
    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Senior Associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      June 2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Senior Associate
  • 2004

    • Career
      October 2004
      Wragge & Co, Associate
  • 2000

    • Career
      October 2000
      Wragge & Co LLP, Solicitor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1998

    • Career
      October 1998
      Racal plc, Trainee Solicitor
    • Education
      July 1998
      College of Law, Guildford (Commendation)
  • 1997

    • Education
      July 1997
      University of Kent, LLB (Hons) (2:1)

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