Katrina is an Associate in Osborne Clarke’s London office and advises on a range of regulatory compliance, advertising and other commercial issues. She is particularly experienced at advising food and drink manufacturers and consumer brand owners on advertising, regulation, consumer law, noncontentious IP and data protection.
Katrina advises international businesses and consumer brand owners on regulatory compliance and advertising/marketing law. This typically includes advice on consumer terms and conditions, promotions, copy clearance, labelling, and compliance with food & alcohol regulation. She also advises on data protection, compliance with consumer law and noncontentious Intellectual Property (IP) matters such as food certification mark and trade mark licenses.
Katrina regularly represents clients when dealing with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Trading Standards and other regulatory bodies: both defending clients when a complaint has been made and assisting clients in making complaints to regulators.
She has a particular interest in the food industry and is experienced in supporting food businesses through the consultation and implementation of regulatory change such as the new rules on advertising HFSS foods to children.
Katrina has worked in both private practice and in-house at Nestlé. In addition, before starting her career in law, she worked for ten years as a client manager advising global food and drink manufacturers on advertising and brand strategy. As a consequence of these experiences, she understands how the food and advertising industries work and can offer practical, commercial solutions to business problems.