Katie Gray

Year of call 2013

Instructing Katie
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“Katie Gray works efficiently for the benefit of the client, is really pragmatic and is able to manage client expectations.”

Chambers UK 2024

“She is always very responsive and reliable. The written advice she delivered to us is almost akin to a piece of fine art, always a joy to read through.”

Legal 500 2024

“Katie sees the big picture and has good commercial awareness. She is also very good at crystallizing down large complicated law into bite-size chunks to then create a clear path forward.”

Legal 500 2023
  • Lord Denning, Hardwicke & Levitt Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • First-tier Tribunal Judge
  • Disputing Grounds for Possession and Property Guardians: Global 100 Ltd v Laleva [2021] EWCA Civ 1835; [2022] 1 W.L.R. 1046, L. & T. Rev.2022, Issue 3
  • Legal cost recoverability under leases – a return to orthodoxy?, Estate Gazette, 9th August 2022
  • Enforcement of Service Charges in the County Court: Termhouse (Clarendon Court) Management Ltd v Al-Balhaa [2021] EWCA Civ 1881, L. & T. Rev.2022, Issue 2
  • Partitions & 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
  • BPTC (Very Competent), Kaplan Law School
  • LLB Hons (First Class)
  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association

Katie Gray accepts instructions across all areas of property law, specialising in real property and landlord & 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.

Areas of expertise

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

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.

Notable Cases

  • Pile v Pile [2022] EWHC 2036 (CH)
  • Re Pearce's Application [2017] UKUT 0039 (LC)
  • Bate v Aviva Insurance UK Ltd [2014] QBD (Commercial Court) - Unreported

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