Katie Gibb

Year of call: 1999

"Recommended for a wide range of insolvency cases"
Legal 500 2019

Katie Katie

Katie practises in all areas of insolvency and enjoys a broad commercial litigation practice with particular specialism in partnership disputes. In 2007, Katie was appointed to the Attorney General's panel of junior counsel to the Crown.


Katie has been consistently recommended under Insolvency and Restructuring in the leading directories. Her practise covers all areas of insolvency law: on the personal insolvency side, she represents both trustees and debtors on a wide range of applications including contested statutory demand & bankruptcy petitions, transaction avoidance claims, annulments and IVAs. On the corporate insolvency side, she deals with all aspects of administrations, liquidations and transaction avoidance claims. Katie has specific experience in employment related insolvency matters and advises in relation to TUPE.

Her practise also covers directors' duties and misfeasance, both in proceedings for asset recovery and also Company Directors Disqualification Proceedings.


Katie acts for a wide range of businesses and individuals covering all aspects of commercial litigation. Katie regularly advises clients pre action and is an experienced high court advocate in interim applications and injunctive relief. Her practice area covers a wide range of sale of goods, complex contractual disputes and breach of warranty / misrepresentation claims.

Katie also has expertise in employment related matters and regularly advises in relation to breach of covenant matters and restraint of trade, particularly in the context of industrial relations.

Partnership Disputes

Katie has a particular specialization in partnership disputes and has acted for a wide range of clients and business, including professional partnerships such as doctors and dentists. She advises both pre and post issue and covers such issues as identification of partnership property, treatment of post dissolution profits and all aspects of taking partnership accounts.

Property & Estates

Katie undertakes a wide range of property work involving co ownership disputes, contested trusts of land and equitable remedies.

She regularly advises upon in the enforceability and enforcement of mortgages and guarantees on behalf of owners on the one hand and lenders on the other. 

Katie specialises in particular in property disputes with an insolvency aspect, both personal and corporate.

Banking & Finance

Katie acts over in a full range of banking and financing disputes for lenders. She often advisers lenders in relation to mortgage disputes and recovery work. She advises in disputes arising out of guarantees and surety matters; dishonoured cheques and other financial recovery work.

Katie also advises borrowers in relation to banking and mortgage disputes, particularly in relation to mortgage shortfall recoveries by lenders against borrowers.


 LEGAL 500 2019

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency & Chancery

Recommended for a wide range of insolvency cases

LEGAL 500 2017

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency & Chancery Law

Leading juniors

‘Experienced across the whole spectrum of insolvency cases.’

LEGAL 500 2016

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency & Chancery Law

Leading juniors

'She specialises in personal and corporate insolvency.'



Leading Junior - Band 2

Her practice is focused on personal insolvency with an emphasis on realisation of assets and matrimonial home disputes. She also has expertise in dealing with corporate insolvency cases.

Strengths: "She is very proactive, reliable and easy to work with - a sound advocate."

Recent work: Acted for a creditor in a statutory demand arising from a directors' loan of approximately £1 million.

LEGAL 500 2015

Commercial, Banking & insolvency

Leading juniors

'Recommended for her insolvency expertise.'



Leading Junior - Band 2

Acts in all areas of commercial and personal insolvency, representing a wide range of clients. She is particularly skilled at handling employment-related insolvency issues.

Recent work: She successfully acted for the claimants in a number of bankruptcy petitions arising out of a partnership dispute.

LEGAL 500 2014

Commercial, Banking & insolvency

Leading juniors

'Her insolvency expertise complements her broad knowledge of company law'.



Has developed a strong reputation for her considerable expertise in both personal and corporate insolvency issues. She works across a range of matters, including administrations, liquidations and transaction avoidance claims.

Expertise: "She is very good at explaining intricate legal matters in a straightforward fashion."

Recent work: Represented the petitioning creditor on a complex and high-value statutory demand of nearly £1 million. The demand arose out of a director's loan account of a company placed into administration in 2007.



The "brilliant" Katherine Gibb is "approachable, articulate and very good with clients." She wins market approval.

LEGAL 500 2012


Guildhall Chambers fields an impressive insolvency team - featuring Katherine Gibb, who is recommended in this area.



Katherine Gibb is admired for her considerable expertise in both corporate and personal insolvency matters.

LEGAL 500 2011


Christopher Brockman, Richard Ascroft and Katie Gibb are the other linchpins



Katherine Gibb is highly experienced and commended for the breadth of her insolvency knowledge.

LEGAL 500 2010


Katherine Gibb has rapidly re-established her practice after a period of maternity leave.



Katherine Gibb is experienced in dealing with the full range of personal and corporate insolvency matters. Her practice also encompasses company and partnership law. Sources say she is "widely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with."

LEGAL 500 2009


Katie Gibb has been recommended.



Katie Gibb provides "comprehensive advice" on corporate and individual insolvency matters and company disputes. Sources concur that she is "very good on her feet."

LEGAL 500 2008


At the younger end, Katherine Gibb is "in the Guildhall mould mode" of excellence.


For further information and enquiries please contact:

Commercial and Insolvency: Chris Checketts

Property & Estates: Lisa Frostrup



  • Appointed as junior counsel to the Crown by the Attorney General


  • Chancery Bar Association


  • MA, Brasenose College, Oxford