Ms Kate Ollerenshaw

University Positions
Teaching Associate
Specialising in
Public Law, Administrative Law, Regulation, Public Policy

Kate Ollerenshaw’s research considers regulatory theory and its practical application.

Academic interests

Kate’s interest in regulation began as a Solicitor acting for new entrants, incumbents and regulators in the liberalising telecoms and broadcasting sectors, with a focus on network access and interconnection, and the application of law to new technologies. 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.

Degrees obtained

  • BA (Hons), University of Durham.
  • LLM, King’s College, London.
  • Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford.


Kate Ollerenshaw is a qualified Solicitor. In practice, 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.  Kate has also taught Business Law and Practice and Commercial Law and Intellectual Property on BPP’s Legal Practice Course.

At Cambridge, Kate is writing up her PhD, which evaluates the UK Government’s Better Regulation and burden reduction initiatives. It is an empirical project involving analysis of primary and secondary legislation between 2010 and 2019, together with associated impact assessments. She teaches on the Legal Skills and Methodology Course at the Faculty of Law and provides supervisions for undergraduates in Constitutional law. 

Other interests

Family and friends.

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Publications, links and resources

Find more information about Kate Ollernenshaw's publications and research on:

  • 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.

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