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Kate Andrews

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Hamlins LLP

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Real estate dispute resolution.


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.


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.


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.


Kate attended Brunel University and Nottingham Law School.


Kate partakes in triathlons and football in her spare time.

London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Kate Andrews - Hamlins LLP

Within: Property litigation

Hamlins LLP has a ‘fabulous team of property litigators’ who ‘regularly exceed lay clients’ expectations and are a joy to work with’. Practice head Kate Andrews is ‘a driven litigator’ with ‘an extraordinary depth of legal knowledge’. She regularly handles leasehold covenants, dilapidations, rent reviews and service charges. The group includes principal associate Sarah Finch who ‘combines good technical expertise with a sound commercial understanding’ and specialises in leasehold enfranchisement and rights to manage. Andrews recently acted for client Lunar Retail in a Court of Appeal matter pertaining to the interpretation of alienation provisions in a lease. The team has a noteworthy history of being instructed on Court of Appeal and High Court matters and is handling another case in the former.  Client Triplark is claiming forfeiture of a residential lease due to a breach of an alienation covenant. Other clients include the National Car Park, M&M Asset Management and Apollo Global Real Estate Management.

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