Tanfield
Katie Gray

Katie Gray

Year of call: 2013

Call: +44 (0)20 7421 5300
Email: katiegray@tanfieldchambers.co.uk

Overview

Katie specialises in real property and landlord and tenant litigation.

As a junior tenant, Katie has a busy county court practice and frequently deals with fast-track and multi-track trials. She also appears regularly in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in relation to service charge, enfranchisement, and Land Registry disputes.

In February 2017, Katie successfully represented a landowner in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in an application to modify a restrictive covenant. 

In the High Court, Katie often deals with applications in the Chancery and Queen's Bench Division. She has recently acted as junior counsel in proceedings in the Manchester High Court in respect of alleged oversailing in relation to a £70 million development site. In the early days of her practice, she represented the Defendant in a contempt of court matter opposite a silk in the Commercial Court. 

Outside Chambers, Katie is generally found wearing wellies in the Devonshire countryside.

You can read more on Katie's blog here.

Follow Katie on Twitter @obiterandout.

 

Expertise

Katie accepts instructions across all areas of property law.

She is frequently instructed in landlord and tenant and mortgage possession claims, as well as matters relating to LPA receivers, adverse possession, forfeiture, and disrepair.

In commercial property, Katie regularly deals with disputed 1954 Act lease renewal claims and often acts for landlords of commercial premises. She frequently deals with development land, with a particular focus on trespass, squatters, and adverse possession.

Katie is also experienced in service charge and enfranchisement matters, including applications for vesting orders, and she frequently appears in the county court and the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in this respect. 

Katie has a busy real property practice, with a particular focus on easements, restrictive covenants and the modification and discharge thereof, boundary disputes, proprietary estoppel and agricultural land. She also regularly acts in cases relating to trusts of land, including constructive and resulting trusts and orders for sale under TOLATA 1996. 

Katie also maintains a commercial practice, and appears in the county court and Companies Court in insolvency matters and winding up petitions. 

Notable Cases

Re Pearce's Application [2017] UKUT 0039 (LC)

Bate v Aviva Insurance UK Ltd, Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court), 18 November 2014, Unreported.

Publications

Partitions and vacant possession: Riverside Park Ltd v NHS Property Services Ltd L. & T. Review 2016, 20(6), 227-229

An illuminating judgment P.L.J. 2016, 346, 5-7

Qualifications

LL.B Hons (First Class)

Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan Law School - Very Competent

Lord Denning, Hardwicke, and Levitt Scholar of Lincoln's Inn

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Property Bar Association

Agricultural Law Association