Kate is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate Disputes Team
Kate is a property litigator who adopts an advisory and dispute resolution role, as well as a litigious one, on a wide variety of high profile real estate disputes.
Kate deals with various breaches of leasehold covenants, including dilapidations, service charges, applications for consent to assign/underlet/alter, rent reviews and other landlord and tenant issues.
She also deals with contractual and development disputes, including specific performance claims, injunctions, rights to light, restrictive covenant issues, joint venture disputes and particularly enjoys advising on the redevelopment of business premises. In her time, Kate has also dealt with some boundary disputes, and is now dealing with a number of cases regarding business rates and the complexities of the statutory exemptions and reliefs.
Kate acts on high profile real estate disputes for clients including high net worth individuals, property funds and developers. She is a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution and has been able to settle a number of complex legal disputes at mediation or by without prejudice discussions.
Clients describe Kate as an extremely talented property litigator, who goes the extra mile for her clients, finding a resolution to every problem.
Kate attends 6 levels of Court and Tribunals on a regular basis each month as well as attending on average one mediation a month.
Kate is the Vice-President of the Property Litigation Association Education Committee. She is a member of the Steering Committee for Property Litigation for Lexis Nexis and the expert litigator for Lexis Nexis Q&A.
Kate is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a Ranked Lawyer for real estate litigation and by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for real estate litigation.