Kate Andrews > Hamlins LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hamlins LLP
1 Kingsway
London
WC2B 6AN
England

Work Department

Real Estate Disputes.

Position

Kate is a Partner in the Real Estate Litigation Team.

Kate is a property litigator who adopts an advisory and dispute resolution role, as well as a litigious one, on a wide variety of high profile real estate disputes.

Kate deals with various breaches of leasehold covenants, including dilapidations, service charges, applications for consent to assign/underlet/alter, rent reviews and other landlord and tenant issues. She also deals with contractual and development disputes, including specific performance claims, injunctions, rights to light, restrictive covenant issues, joint venture disputes, party wall act disputes and the redevelopment of business premises. In her time, Kate has also dealt with some boundary disputes, and is now dealing with a number of cases regarding business rates and the complexities of the statutory exemptions and reliefs.

Kate acts on high profile real estate disputes for clients including high net worth individuals, property funds and developers. She is a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution and has been able to settle a number of complex legal dispute at mediation or by without prejudice discussions. Clients describe Kate as an extremely talented property litigator, who goes the extra mile for her clients, finding a solution to every problem.

Career

Trained Nabarros LLP; qualified 2003; associate Nabarro LLP; partner Browne Jacobson LLP 2011-2014; partner Hamlins LLP 2014 to date. Publications of note: property law journal, estates gazette, butterworths costs journal, solicitors journal.

Memberships

Kate is the Vice-President of the Property Litigation Association Education Committee. She is a member of the Steering Committee for Property Litigation for Lexis Nexis and the expert litigator for Lexis Nexis Q&A.

Education

Kate attended Brunel University and Nottingham Law School.

Leisure

Kate partakes in triathlons and football in her spare time.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property litigation

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Kate AndrewsHamlins LLP

Hamlins LLP handles a broad spectrum of commercial and residential property disputes, with team head Kate Andrews being the key contact for the former. Much of this work concerns break notices, rent reviews, dilapidation claims and CVAs, while development-related disputes have been another driver of recent activity. Instructions in this space include easements, rights to light and boundary matters alongside vacant possession actions. Landlords and tenants, developers, property managers, investors and residential leaseholders also benefit from the team’s mediation expertise.