Kate McMahon Featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100!

Edmonds Marshall McMahon is pleased to announce that Kate McMahon has been featured in the Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2017.

The Hot 100 is a celebration of extraordinary lawyers based in the UK who have completed groundbreaking work in the last year. It is the ultimate list of the top 100 UK lawyers in private practice, in-house and at the Bar.

In order to narrow down the hundreds of lawyers to the final top 100, The Lawyer uses the following criteria:

  • The candidate must have at least one outstanding piece of work within the last year
  • They must be based in the UK
  • Be supported by referees including at least one general or senior counsel

Kate McMahon continues to provide outstanding work in the field of Private Prosecutions, primarily specialising in serious fraud, international crime and corruption cases. She is highly regarded by her clients and has a reputation for being extremely determined and driven in all her cases.

Kate’s profile in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 comments on how she has driven the firm through a period of rapid expansion in 2016, attracting senior lateral hires and major client mandates.

McMahon is helping position the firm as a one-stop shop for fraud and IP private prosecutions. Last year it attracted major referrals from Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Stewarts Law and Withers, but has also been growing its own client following.

In January 2016 McMahon was instructed to advise PCP Capital Partners boss Amanda Staveley on her £1bn claim against Barclays over the lender’s emergency £7.3bn fundraising in 2008. The case is one of EMM’s biggest disputes to date and will be a major legal headache for the bank.

McMahon’s leadership also helped secure the hire of Herbert Smith Freehills civil fraud veteran Robert Hunter last year, as well as Boodle Hatfield private client partner Sofie Hoffman, signalling a major play for the then three partner boutique and a serious boost for the firm’s future growth.