Senior Associate

Creative Industries, Web3 and FinTech

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Senior Associate

Creative Industries, Web3 and FinTech


Kathryn Dodds is a lawyer with training and experience at both a city law firm (Eversheds Sutherland) and a FTSE 100 company (Legal & General). She combined her passions in music and the creative arts with her legal career and now has a practice in the creative industries / web3 / cryptoassets / blockchain space here at gunnercooke LLP.

Kathryn is super grateful to be part of such an innovative area, that is a blank canvass for artists to express themselves and that has the potential to give artists a new way to build a long-term career. Web3 has so many opportunities for artists and companies to combine creative talents (such as music, art and gaming) and she cannot wait to see the sector grow.

gunnercooke was the first major law firm to accept payment in cryptoassets officially and has a market leading cryptoassets, blockchain, web3, smart contracts and DeFi team, acting for over 100 clients.

Kathryn Advises

  • Start-ups, scale-ups, unicorns and companies across the web3/crypto and blockchain eco-system
  • Artists
  • Record Labels
  • Entertainment venues and events companies
  • Directors, founders and employees on corporate matters

Experience Highlights

Her recent experience includes advising:

  • a start-up in the field of creating metaverses in the nightlife and events sector on its legal roadmap into the metaverse and associated contractual arrangements;
  • a company on its NFT incubator programme and associated contractual arrangements;
  • crypto projects on set up and all aspects of the UK regulatory regime in relation to cryptoassets;
  • on SAFTs and offshore token issuances for crypto companies;
  • DAOs on set up issues;
  • on corporate transactions, including structural set-up and fund raising; and
  • on all matters of UK company law, including company formation, shareholder agreements, directors’ duties and general company law compliance.

Career History

Previous experience

  • Legal & General PLC, In-house Corporate Lawyer (May 2020 – February 2022)
  • Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Corporate Associate (September 2017 – February 2020)
  • Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Trainee Solicitor (September 2015 – September 2017)


  • Regular contributor to Crypto Cast, a podcast where James Burnie and Kathryn Dodds are joined by expert guests to discuss hot topics and share useful advice for blockchain and cryptoasset businesses.
  • Part of the DAO Working Group with the Financial Markets Law Committee.