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PhD Student; Teaching Associate

CV / Biography

Kate is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Law, where she teaches on the Legal Skills and Methodology paper. She is a Bye-Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and supervises Constitutional and Contract Law for Law students and Public Law for Land Economy students. She has previously taught Business Law and Practice, Commercial Law and Intellectual Property and some skills modules on BPP’s Legal Practice Course. Kate is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Kate’s interest in regulation began when working as a Solicitor. She specialised in regulatory and commercial law for clients in the regulated network industries, particularly the airports and telecoms, media and technology sectors. She has worked in private practice and in-house, acting for incumbents and new entrants, regulators and the regulated, in the UK and overseas. Building on that experience, Kate’s research considers regulatory practices and their theoretical underpinnings more broadly. She has a particular interest in the UK Government’s Better Regulation initiatives and the constitutional implications of regulatory theory.

Fields of research

Public Law, Administrative Law, Regulation, Competition Law



Professor David Howarth (supervisor); Professor Alison Young (adviser)

Representative Publications

  • Kate Ollerenshaw, "More Haste, Less Speed:  Sunset Clauses in the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill", UK Constitutional Law Blog, 10 October 2022, available at 
  • Kate Ollerenshaw, “Retained EU Case Law: A Fourth Option”, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 27 July 2020, available at
  • Kate Ollerenshaw, “Should Better Regulation Mean Less Regulation? A Critical Review of Aspects of the Implementation of the UK Government’s Better Regulation Agenda Against its Five Original Principles”, (2018) 22(1) Utilities Law Review 1.