Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Contact Name
Katrina Burchell
40 Holborn Viaduct, London, UK, EC1N 2PZ
0207 400 8736 / 0786 091 1309
Region(s) Covered
Case Size M
  •   Cases £20k - £500k
Case Size L
  •   Cases over £500k
International Cases
Specialist Areas
Trademark, mediation
European Trademark Attorney

Katrina is a European Trade Mark Attorney and Fellow of the UK's Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, as well as a past board member of the International Trade Mark Association. With more than 20 years' experience in intellectual property working with household names, she brings her pragmatic and solution-led approach to the Irwin Mitchell IP team. Former Head of IP at Kering, the group company owning a number of luxury and lifestyle brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent and Christopher Kane, Katrina was also Head of Trade Marks at Unilever, a company with one of the largest trade mark portfolios in the world.

Katrina has experience of developing protection and enforcement strategies for trade marks and domain names and is a previous winner of a widely recognised in-House lawyer European Award for her strategic vision on processes and efficiencies in managing IP portfolios.

Civil recovery measures can be used by victims of fraud to recover their losses.

The victim can obtain compensation (a payment of money or transfer of assets) from the fraudster or someone else who participated in the fraud.

The victim may be an individual, a business, or a Government agency.

The Civil Recovery Network provides a central location for obtaining advice and details of individuals, firms and organisations who may be able to assist you in civil recovery. 

How it works

What we do

The Civil Recovery Network is a portal designed to bring together individuals and businesses with service providers who have the knowledge and expertise to help in recovering monies they have lost.

Losses could be as a result of fraud, negligence or simply an acrimonious business relationship.

How we do it

Service providers are listed by category and listing include names, contact numbers, emails and a detailed description of the services provided. 

Clients can comment on their experiences by adding feedback to service provider listings. This has the effect of promoting the good work of the professional, customer friendly providers whilst also highlighting any problem providers.

Feedback can only be added by registered users. 

The Experts

We constantly research the market and aim to get on board all available service providers who have the specialist skills to investigate, analyse, trace, seize, and recover monies owed.

The Victims

We work in partnership with a number of government agencies, charities and online organisations to ensure that individuals and businesses know where to go to find help in recovering their money.

For victims

Suggested first steps:

1. Collate all available information

2. Read through the information on this site and try and understand the processes.

3. Establish if you have sufficient to approach a lawyer direct (if not consider a case assessment)

4. Identify any specialist requirements

5. Browse or search for a service provider

For service providers

We aim to have the largest audience of individuals and businesses in the UK looking to recover monies. This includes discontinued / NFA police fraud matters, business creditors, civil and business disputes as well as general online and offline victims of fraud / crime.

Once registered, listings are created and submitted online and will provide a link for people to directly contact the experts they need to help progress their cases. 

We recommend listings include keywords that describe any specialist skills and areas of expertise. 

Listings are charged at £240 per year.