Kate Burns

General Counsel, Notonthehighstreet.com

Jurisdiction: UK


Kate burns is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of notonthehighstreet.com. Notonthehighstreet is the leading curated modern marketplace connecting the best small creative businesses with the world. It offers an alternative to the High Street: a curated product selection with unique designs, high-quality craftsmanship and inspiring makers. Founded in 2006, the brand has experienced exceptional growth connecting 3 million customers to 5,000 businesses.

Prior to notonthehighstreet, Kate spent fifteen years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP both as a Corporate lawyer specialising in the retail and leisure sectors and in the management team advising on strategy and change management (including operational and gender diversity change).

Specialism at work

Advising on and managing risk in a fast moving, eCommerce environment

Collaboration in the legal industry means

Collaboration is the creation of a genuine and purposeful legal ecosystem; both between organisations and within them, rather than the series of binary transactional activities which predominate at the moment.

Best piece of advice

You will be successful if you are passionate about what you do