Kate is a Partner at Bennett Griffin and the head of the Dispute Resolution department.
Kate initially trained with Bennett Griffin and re-joined the firm in 2015 from a large firm in Hampshire. Kate specialises in in Property Litigation and has extensive experience in advising in all aspects of litigation relating to property (both commercial and residential), including;
- Rent and Service Charge Recovery (including the new CRAR legislation)
- Dilapidations and Breach of covenants
- Commercial and Residential Landlord and Tenant Disputes
- Break Clauses
- Lease renewals
- Right to Light Disputes
- Forfeiture proceedings
- Boundary and Land Law related disputes
- Disputes with Property professionals
- Applications to the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
- Construction disputes including bringing and defending claims by NHBC
In addition to her Property Litigation work Kate also advises on range of contested Wills, Trusts and Probate matters including challenges to the validity of a Will and inheritance claims.
Kate has a driven and no nonsense approach to her cases and acts at all times in the best interests of her clients.
Kate has a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, together with a Post Graduate Diploma in Law.
Kate qualified in 2006 and achieved Associate and Senior Associate status.
Kate joined Bennett Griffin as a Partner in 2015.
Kate acted successfully for a retired professional football player in a high profile case against a premiership football club.
Kate has acted for a large property magnate in Hampshire, assisting with all issues arising from the numerous properties purchased, sold, leased and developed.
Kate has also developed her expertise in boundary disputes for both individuals and companies and has reached a successful outcome for her clients on each case, whether through the Court or mediation.
Southampton Property Association
Property Litigation Association