Law firm Withy King helps sprinter Katrina go for gold at London 2012 Paralympics

July 25, 2012

Athlete Katrina Hart is being sponsored by Bath law firm Withy King as she prepares for the London Paralympic Games at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village.

Katrina, a 200m sprinter and University of Bath alumnus, has cerebral palsy and competes in the T37 class.  

Withy King’s £3,000 sponsorship is being used to cover Katrina’s training and travel costs in the run up to this summer’s Games – her second Paralympics. Katrina has run competitively at an international level since 2005 and won her first Gold medal for England at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, setting a new British record. In the same year she took home Gold in the 200m at the World Championships.

A neuromuscular condition affecting movement, posture and coordination, Katrina’s cerebral palsy manifests itself in the left side of her body – affecting her arm and leg.

Withy King’s specialist clinical negligence team has a national reputation for dealing with cerebral palsy-related claims. The

Withy King partner and head of the clinical negligence team Simon Elliman said: “Katrina is a great inspiration for many people and we are really pleased to be associated with her. She is a real gold medal contender and I’m looking forward to attending the Games and seeing her compete.

Withy King has close links to a number of cerebral palsy charities and Mr Elliman has run half-marathons to raise money for several of them.

Katrina said: “I’ve always been athletic – my two older sisters were sporty as children and it really helped to bring out both my confidence and my competitive spirit. I was also lucky enough to have great PE teachers throughout my school days – one of whom was also a GB athlete. She inspired me to think that anything was possible if you put your mind to it. I think it’s brilliant that Withy King has got involved and helped to make it all possible.”

On their marks: Simon Elliman with and Katrina Hart






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