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Knights plc

MIDLAND HOUSE, WEST WAY, BOTLEY, OXFORD, OX2 0PH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01235 836600
Fax:
Fax 01235 836700
DX:
144160 ABINGDON-4
Email:
Web:
www.bsdr.com

Katy Kirk

Tel:
Work 01235 836627
Email:
Knights plc

Work Department

Real estate dispute resolution.

Position

Partner specialising in real estate litigation with particular expertise in complex landlord and tenant matters. Katy provides strategic commercial advice on all contentious property issues and enforcement of property rights. Work includes large-scale dilapidation claims, complex contested and uncontested lease renewals, portfolio management, rent review, property related insolvency, and rights of way. She acts for an impressive range of landlords and tenants with particular emphasis on the retail sector. Clients include Arcadia, Early Learning Centre, McDonald’s Restaurants, Moss Bros, Mothercare, The Body Shop, Whittard and Rockspring Investments.

Career

Trained Coffin Mew & Clover; qualified 2002; assistant solicitor Coffin Mew & Clover 2002-2005; assistant solicitor BrookStreet des Roches LLP 2005-2010; partner 2010 to date.

Member

Property Litigation Association since 2003.

Education

The Warriner School, Bloxham; Southampton Institute (BA Honours Business and Law); Nottingham Law School (LPC).

Leisure

Netball, reading.


South East: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

The property litigation team at BrookStreet des Roches is 'a pleasure to work with', providing 'well-informed, conscientious advice that takes into account clients' needs and anticipates how they would wish to proceed in a given situation'. The practice is particularly singled out for its retail sector expertise, where clients include Arcadia Group and McDonald's, among other prominent retail brands. It also acts for a sizeable roster of investment clients, as well as high-net-worth individuals and charities clients. The practice is acting for Arcadia Group and The Body Shop International in a number of high-value central London lease renewals, which involves handling oppositions to the renewals on the grounds of redevelopment. It also acts for The Beaming Smile Company in a professional negligence claim against the client's former solicitor concerning two commercial lease renewals. Katy Kirk heads the practice and is 'very proactive and highly motivated'. Philip Shaw is also recommended.

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