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Hewitsons

SHAKESPEARE HOUSE, 42 NEWMARKET ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 8EP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01223 461155
Fax:
Fax 01223 316511
DX:
133155 CAMBRIDGE 8
Email:
Web:
www.hewitsons.com

Kate Church

Tel:
Work 01223 461155
Email:
Web:
www.hewitsons.com
Hewitsons

Work Department

Real Estate Litigation Team

Position

Senior Solicitor

Career

Kate advises on a wide range of property issues and disputes, both freehold and all aspects of Landlord and Tenant law (both commercial and residential) including dilapidations, enfranchisement/extended leases and agricultural tenancies.

Working closely with the Property and Agricultural Teams she has considerable expertise in advising on complex title issues, easements (including rights of access and rights of light), covenants, adverse possession and positively relishes the unusual and esoteric – take the case of the missing sixteenth century landlord.

She has dealt with cases at all levels, both through alternative dispute resolution and the Courts, the Land Registry Adjudicator, the Lands Chamber (previously known as the Lands Tribunal) - applications to discharge/modify restrictive covenants) and the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, covering the length and breadth of England and Wales from Teesside to Cornwall and the Solway Firth to the Solent.

Kate acts for a wide range of clients both private and commercial including charities and academic institutions and was noted in the Legal 500 for “Excellent personal service, very speedy responses and clear advice”’

Member

Kate is a member of the Property Litigation Association

Education

Kate read history at the University of York before completing the CPE and Law Society finals (first class) at the College of Law Chester. She joined Wild Hewitson & Shaw in 1987 and, on completing training, qualified into the Litigation Team in 1989. She is a member of the Property Litigation Association.


East Anglia: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Rising stars

Kate Church - Hewitsons

Within: Property litigation

Hewitsons in Cambridge has 'a very strong regional team providing London quality work without having to pay for the overheads of a City firm'. One client notes that practice head Natalie Minott 'has City grade experience and skills'. The firm handles both commercial and residential property disputes, including matters for high-net-worth individuals, corporates and rural landowners. In 2018, the firm saw a growing caseload disputes arising from leasehold enfranchisement, collective enfranchisement and the right of first refusal, and in work for corporate clients relating to the Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act. Kate Church and Kate Harris are noted as Rising Stars.

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