Kate Storey

Kate Storey


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Kate Storey joined Walkers' Guernsey office in 2018, where she is a partner in the Investment Funds and Corporate Group. Kate specialises in investment fund structuring and finance, equity fundraising and listings, mergers and acquisitions and group reorganisations. She is also a prominent Guernsey insurance expert, having advised on the Guernsey legal aspects for most of the pension scheme longevity swaps which have executed in Guernsey, as well as major insurance linked securities transactions.

Kate is ranked as a "Leading Individual" for Insurance by Legal 500 (and is also recognised for her work in Investment Funds, and Corporate & M&A) and is ranked by Chambers & Partners.

Kate practised as a commercial solicitor in the UK before moving to Guernsey in 2007. Prior to joining Walkers she was a partner at another major Guernsey law firm.

Admitted in:
England and Wales (not practising)

LLB (Hons) in Law, University of Liverpool, UK
Post-graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University, UK
Certificat d'Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, Université de Caen, France


2023 Chambers UK - Band 4 - “Kate is always highly responsive and innovative.”

2022 Legal 500 - "I deal with Kate Storey in particular who works in a flexible and responsive way to support our clients to develop insurance solutions which meet their needs. She is innovative and always up for a challenge. Kate communicates regularly to ensure all parties are kept up to date and expectations are met."

2022 Legal 500 - "Kate Storey has a deep understanding of the complexities of longevity swap transactions and highly responsive in recognition of challenging transaction time frames."

2022 Legal 500 - "Kate Storey was the lead Partner on the Walkers team, and was central to providing us with the advice we needed. She pulled in her colleagues as needed to provide us with additional advice on ancillary issues, and was proactive in her advice."

2022 Legal 500 - "Kate Storey is knowledgeable, pragmatic, clear and engaging. I trusted her to walk the client through the issue and enable their understanding in a clear and simplistic way – a challenge given the complex nature of the issues she was assisting with."

2022 Legal 500 - "Kate Storey was brilliant – engaging, clear and concise – a real asset on a Guernsey deal."

2021 Chambers UK - Band 4 - ""She was very commercial and professional and always very responsive." "Kate’s responsiveness and clarity are as good as I’ve experienced with any of my legal counterparts in Guernsey or the UK."

2021 Legal 500 - Insurance - Leading Individual - "Kate Storey is a recognised insurance expert in the Guernsey and offshore markets. She has excellent experience and knowledge of the subject and is the go-to expert on the Island."

2021 Chambers UK - Band 4 - "She really knows her stuff."

2021 Acquisition International - Leading Investment Funds Advisor – Guernsey

2020 Legal 500 - Insurance - Leading Individual

'Kate Storey is our main contact at Walkers, she has been providing services to our ILS captive. The captive has undergone many changes and nuances and Kate has been at the forefront, guiding us through the legalities and complex situations which she makes easy for all parties to understand.  Kate provides us with up to date and accurate information which is crucial to this business model and has been proactive in providing us with confirmation of changes to consultation etc.’

2020 Legal 500 - Investment Funds - Recognised Lawyer

2020 Legal 500 - Banking and Finance - Recognised Lawyer

2020 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

Kate is named as one of 85 most successful female executives working in the risk transfer industry globally in Intelligent Insurer magazine’s Class of 2017 Influential Women in Re/Insurance.

Winner of the 2017 Global Law Experts Annual Awards - Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year in Guernsey.

Winner of the 2017 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award - Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year in Guernsey.

The Legal 500 UK 2017 named Kate as a ’Next generation lawyer´ for her Banking and Finance work. She received the following client feedback in the Legal 500 UK 2017:

Corporate & M&A: “clear and responsive in her advice, and very commercial and pragmatic while staying on top of the detail”

Banking & Finance: “very responsive and knowledgeable”

Insurance: “Kate Storey is top-notch in all ways; she is highly attentive and has great knowledge of the issues.”

Funds: “responsive, knowledgeable and capable of crafting solutions – she is particularly impressive on the use of cell companies in commercial structures”

IFLR1000 named Kate as ´Highly Regarded´ for her Investment Funds work in the 2018 edition.
Clients told IFRL1000:

“Kate is technically strong, very responsive (working all hours where necessary) and commercially savvy – I’d recommend her for any Guernsey fundraising.”

“Kate is a great help on setting up complex funds.”

"Kate is first rate. Very knowledgeable, responsive and client user friendly”

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Member of the Guernsey Bar
Member of the Technical Committee of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association
Past Chair of the Guernsey Commercial Bar Association