Kate is an Associate Director in Osborne Clarke's equity capital markets team. Kate is an experienced corporate lawyer whose practice is focused on equity capital markets, corporate finance transactions and corporate governance.

Kate works across several sectors but has particular experience in the Financial Services sector, as well as Tech, Media and Comms. She works with high profile clients, including listed clients, institutions, corporate finance houses and private companies, both nationally and internationally.

Kate has extensive experience advising on IPOs and secondary listings for AIM and Main Market companies on the London Stock Exchange as well as advising on public takeovers and private M&A. Kate also specialises in providing corporate governance advice, as well as advising on other general corporate law matters.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

ESG (environmental, social, governance) is moving up the boardroom agenda across all sectors. It is critical for companies to understand and develop a strategy in relation to ESG. I am part of Osborne Clarke's multi-disciplinary ESG team, focusing on advising companies on their governance arrangements. I help clients set up, review and implement governance structures and advise on their corporate governance compliance and reporting obligations.

At a time when ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) has shot to the top of boardroom agendas, it is unsurprising that the focus on good corporate governance has intensified from all angles: regulators, government and investors. Corporates need to ensure that they follow market developments so that they do not fall behind their competitors, fail to meet the expectations of their stakeholders or fall foul of new legal or regulatory requirements (Kate Mellor Read more.)




Advised TalkTalk on recommended £1.1 billion takeover by Tosca IOM Limited, read more.


Advised LDC on £217 million Team 17 Group IPO, read more.

Shore Capital and Cenkos Securities

Advised Shore Capital and Cenkos Securities on the successful £105 million IPO of UP Global Sourcing Holdings plc. Read more here.

redT energy plc

Advised redT energy plc, a Jersey incorporated company quoted on AIM, on a £14.88 million secondary fundraise by way of a UK institutional placing, open offer and follow on placing.

Berenberg and Grant Thornton

Advised Berenberg and Grant Thornton on £163 million Alpha Financial Markets Consulting AIM IPO, read more.

Mirriad Advertising

Advised Mirriad Advertising on its £63.2 AIM market IPO, read more.

MKS Instruments

Advised NASDAQ-listed MKS Instruments on $72.5 million disposal of Umetrics. Read more.

Mirriad Advertising

Advised Mirriad Advertising on its £63.2 million AIM market IPO. Read more.


Advised the independent directors of AIM listed Interquest on £16 million hostile offer by management.

Panmure Gordon

Advised Panmure Gordon on the successful £20 million equity fundraise for Gulf Marine Services plc. Read more.

Shore Capital

Advised Shore Capital on the successful £15 million equity fundraise for Ultimate Products.

Invinity Systems

Advised AIM listed Invinity Systems on its successful £20 million equity fundraise. Read more.