Kate Tomlinson is Norton Rose Fulbright’s Innovation Director for Europe, Middle East and Asia. Kate was a member of the team who set up the Norton Rose Fulbright Newcastle Hub in 2015. She was named in The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2019.Kate is responsible for an innovation team operating from the firm’s Newcastle Hub, who manage the firm’s technology driven innovation projects; from the generation of ideas, to exploring new ways of working and creating new client-led solutions. These initiatives strive to deliver better client service by bring together both legal and non-legal skill sets from across the firm to successfully merge a process-driven way of working with flexible resourcing and the application of technology. Kate is a member of the NRF Transform team, the firm’s global change and innovation program.Kate trained at Norton Rose Fulbright and was previously an of counsel in the corporate, M&A and securities department.