Kathryn Oldfield

Kathryn is a partner in our Chelmsford office and specialises in public sector and liability defence work.

She has a significant profile in the local authority arena, with considerable experience dealing with catastrophic injury and abuse matters, as well as having particular expertise in employers’ and public liability work.

Kathryn, who qualified in England and Wales in 1991, acts predominantly for local authorities, schools and educational bodies.

Work highlights

  • Represented insurers in relation to claims for systemic sexual and physical abuse of vulnerable adults in residential care homes. Criminal prosecutions brought against numerous employees. Maintained successful repudiation of policy cover.
  • Conducted successful strike on limitation grounds of claim for alleged historic sexual abuse against headmaster.
  • Obtained a discontinuance on behalf of University in relation to claim for alleged exposure by student to arsenic poisoning
  • Represented insurers in relation to numerous claims made by Claimants who suffered amputations and assisted in ensuring appropriate treatment including osseointegration and rehab were provided to ensure an early resolution of their claims could be made.