Kate Southwell maintains a broad corporate/commercial litigation practice in which she provides pragmatic, cost effective, and goal-oriented advice to clients. Kate has particular experience in identifying and resolving complex, large scale, and high profile legal issues.

Kate routinely represents and advises clients on a broad range of matters including contract disputes, tort claims, construction and infrastructure projects, fraud and asset recovery, mediation and settlement negotiations, and injunctive relief.

Kate has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and also at the Supreme Court of Canada, where she represented the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in a case involving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Kate also has extensive experience appearing at arbitrations and mediations. 

Kate summered and articled at the firm and joined as an associate in 2013. 

While at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Kate was chosen to appear as a Grand Mooter before Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada and Ontario Court of Appeal. She was also awarded the Gowlings Prize in trial advocacy and the Warren K. Winkler Prize in labour advocacy. 

Prior to her career in law, Kate performed Shakespeare as a classically trained actor.