Year of call 2013
Katie Gray is a barrister with specialist expertise in real property and landlord and tenant litigation
Katie is recognised as a leading junior in property litigation. Her practice encompasses all areas of real property and landlord and tenant disputes, with a particular focus on restrictive covenants, boundaries and easements, agricultural land, party walls, and leasehold covenants.
In her busy practice Katie frequently appears in the High Court and County Court, as well as in the Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
Katie writes for the Landlord & Tenant Review and the Estates Gazette.
Katie is a Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and sits as a Deputy District Judge and a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal.
Katie is frequently instructed in landlord and tenant and mortgage possession claims. She is experienced in commercial and residential forfeiture, contested 1954 Act lease renewals and leasehold covenant disputes relating to alterations, consent and the like. She is often asked to advise in matters related to the right of first refusal.
Katie represents both landlords and tenants in service charge and enfranchisement disputes in the First-tier Tribunal and in determinations under section 168 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. She is frequently instructed to deal with niche forms of security of tenure such as Agricultural Holdings, Farm Business Tenancies, Protected Shortholds and Rent Act Tenancies.
Katie is highly experienced in commercial and residential disrepair and terminal dilapidations.
Katie frequently deals with disputed 1954 Act lease renewal claims in which she acts for both landlords and tenants of commercial and High Street premises.
She frequently acts in cases relating to land earmarked for development, with a particular focus on trespass, oversailing, squatters and adverse possession.
She is often asked to assist landlords dealing with tenant insolvency, and has experience of obtaining vesting orders under the Companies Act 2006.
Katie has a successful real property practice in which she frequently advises on restrictive covenants (and the modification and discharge thereof), rights of way, rights to light, boundary disputes, proprietary estoppel and agricultural land.
She is often instructed to act in cases relating to trusts of land, including constructive and resulting trusts and orders for sale under TOLATA 1996.
Katie is one of a handful of property litigators with specialist expertise in party wall disputes. She has acted in many party wall appeals, both led and in her own right