Year of call 2013
Katie 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.
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.