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Birketts LLP

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Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich

Katherine Herbert

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Birketts LLP

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Commercial Litigation, Education




Kath joined Birketts in January 2010. She is a Partner and leads our Commercial Property Team in our Cambridge office.

Kath has over 30 years' experience acting for landowners and developers in connection with high profile and complex strategic land projects including site assembly, joint ventures, options and promotion agreements, collaboration agreements, structures for mitigating tax on equalisation and associated planning and infrastructure agreements. She is currently advising in connection with the development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, a major development for the Southern Fringe of Cambridge.

East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Cambridge

Within: Leading individuals

Katherine Herbert - Birketts LLP

Within: Commercial property: Cambridge

Advice from¬†Birketts LLP¬†is ‚Äėexcellent ‚Äď timely, straightforward, knowledgeable and pragmatic'. The firm has a national reputation for strategic land transactions thanks to¬†practice head Katherine Herbert, who frequently handles high-profile and complex projects. She recently acted for Huntingdon Road Consortium, which consists of landowners the National Institute of Agricultural Botany Trust, The Chivers Family interests, Christs College Cambridge, St Catharine's College Cambridge and Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, on the ¬£68m sale of more than 300 acres of land for the development of 1400 homes at¬†Darwin Green. Gavin Acheson,¬†who has 25 years' experience and who advises¬†institutional, corporate and private clients on commercial real estate matters, is 'very responsive¬†and good value for money, and has both good business acumen and industry knowledge'. He assisted grant-making charity Trust for London with the ¬£11m acquisition, refurbishment and letting of a bespoke multi-media project in London. Senior associate Dwight Patten¬†joined from¬†Mills & Reeve LLP¬†to focus on¬†commercial occupiers and development work, most notably in the education and not-for-profit sectors. The firm has a strong bench of senior associates including¬†Nick Pickersgill¬†who leads on¬†real estate finance matters;¬†Claudia Haisman-Green¬†who¬†handles¬†residential development projects; strategic land specialist¬†Deborah Marshall;¬†Natalie Biggs¬†who deals with commercial property and development; and¬†Isabel Wightman-Cooper¬†who focuses on real estate finance. Associate¬†Emma Medina¬†is also recommended.

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