Kate initially qualified as a Barrister before being admitted as a Solicitor in 2008. She trained and practiced at two leading London firms; Mishcon de Reya then Stephenson Harwood for nearly 10 years before choosing to work locally. Kate joined Morrisons in October 2016 as an Associate Solicitor and became a Solicitor –Advocate (Civil) in 2018.
Kate is a member of the Party Wall/Basement Extensions specialist team at Morrisons and advises on the following: disputes arising under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, disputed basement extensions, disputed boundaries, rights of way, restrictive covenants and landlord and tenant matters.
Kate also has considerable experience in contractual disputes, fraud, banking, defamation and insolvency.
Kate is a member of the Property Lawyers Association and the Pyramus and Thisbe Club
Kate spends her free time enjoying the great outdoors with her husband and three young children.
The preliminary discussion that we had about our problem tenant contained more valuable, sensible information than we had been given over a period of months by our previous lawyers
Party Wall Experience
- Ex-parte injunction to stop basement works in Chelsea
- Civil debt recoveries for Party Wall Surveyors fees
- Substantial Party Wall Act appeals in Earls Court and Belgravia
General Litigation Experience
- a high net worth individual in international proceedings in connection with the ownership of substantial retail properties valued at US$1.6 billion. The matter involved, amongst others, issues of fraud and matrimonial law.
- an individual regarding allegations of trespass, interference with rights of way and consequential damages.
- high net worth individuals in international proceedings against feeder funds alleged to have contributed to Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
- national retail company in relation to claims valued at approximately £1.85 million regarding breaches of warranties and covenants.
- banks and corporates in relation to UK, EU and UN sanctions against both Iran and Libya.
- Natixis in negligence/deceit proceedings arising out of a £750million securitisation involving the Box Clever Group. This case was identified by The Lawyer as being one of the top cases of 2008/9.
- a large international auction house in a substantial LCIA arbitration in relation to a debt of £30 million and counterclaims in respect of lost and damaged works of art, and sales without authority.
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