Katherine Jones

Senior Associate

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Katherine joined Gall as a Senior Associate in September 2016.

She studied in Australia and holds a Masters in Law and Legal Practice, majoring in Intellectual Property and a Bachelor in Arts (Communication and Information Management). Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Katherine was a Senior Associate at a large Australian law firm.

Katherine is an experienced litigation lawyer with a broad practice spanning numerous facets of commercial litigation, insurance and dispute resolution.

She has advised on, and litigated matters which cover general contractual and commercial claims, consumer protection, construction, breached and defective deeds, fraud and asset recovery, intellectual property, professional indemnity, passing off, personal injury, public liability and torts.

Katherine’s recent cases include:

  • Representing a Municipal Council in Ireland, which was the victim of a cybercrime, in the successful recovery of €4m through a Mareva injunction and garnishee process.
  • Enforcing foreign judgments in Hong Kong on behalf of casinos in Australia and South Africa for gambling debts.
  • Representing a company in the negotiation of unpaid debts and the collection of goods being stored in the PRC.
  • Representing the English subsidiary of a major international resources company in the Hong Kong enforcement of the world wide freezing order over assets of “Persons Unknown” to the value of £6m from the English Commercial Court.
  • Representing a company in liquidation in its claim against subsidiaries of a Hong Kong listed company for unpaid royalties to the value of US$13m.
  • Representing a subcontractor in its claim against a large contractor for its proper share of a Hong Kong government contract.
  • Acting for a former CEO of a listed company for a breach of contract claim in respect of deferred compensation.
  • Defending an interdealer broker agency against a claim of wrongful and unreasonable termination, unpaid wages and bonus claims.

Katherine is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales (2008), the High Court of Australia (2008) and Hong Kong (2016).