Kathryn graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in June 2012, and commenced her professional training at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in 2013.
On completion of her professional training in 2015, Kathryn was awarded the Thomasena McKinney Prize and the Belfast Solicitors’ Association Prize, in each case, for achieving first place in the Solicitors’ Apprenticeship Course.
Prior to joining the Corporate team at Carson McDowell in January 2022, Kathryn was an Associate at a top tier commercial firm in Belfast.
Kathryn advises clients in a wide range of industries and sectors across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. These include mergers and acquisitions, equity investment, joint ventures and collaborations, reorganisations and restructuring, non-contentious intellectual property, shareholder arrangements and corporate governance. Kathryn’s clients have included local, national and international businesses spanning from start-ups to large multinational companies.
Kathryn was shortlisted as LawNet Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 and is ranked as an Associate to Watch by Chambers and Partners, and as a Rising Star by The Legal 500.
— The Legal 500
“Kathryn Laverty is extremely knowledgeable and has great experience to guide us in the right direction. We found her very approachable and easy to work with."
— The Legal 500
“Kathryn Laverty has grown with our business – she did the paperwork on our first VC investment and now leads our VC investments. She does an outstanding job