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Katie Hickman

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VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)

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Real Estate




How Can Katie Help You?

Katie works in the commercial property team in London and specialises in property litigation. She has experience of advising clients in contentious property matters relating to estates management, the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, dilapidations, insolvency and enforcement, possession, the discharge of restrictive covenants and judicial review. She also specialises in compulsory purchase law and has represented a number of claimants in claims for compensation following compulsory purchase orders. Katie is currently represented various petitioners opposing the HS2 bill as it progressed through Parliament.

Katie also works in our London litigation agency service team.

Meeting Your Needs

Katie has experience of working with a wide range of clients including private individuals, public sector clients, charities and commercial organisations and can therefore easily adapt her approach to suit a particular client's needs. She works closely with her non-contentious colleagues and aims to ensure that clients in dispute receive commercial and practical advice with the aim of swiftly resolving matters.

Katie is also on the Ethical Property Foundation's register of property professionals.


Katie is a member of the firm's Energy Law team, the Property Litigation Association and the Compulsory Purchase Association. She is also listed on the Ethical Property Foundation's Register of Property Professionals. In addition Katie attends Women in Property events and was formerly a trustee of HCPT (Hosanna House and Children's Pilgrimage Trust).

London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

VWV provides clients with a ‘wonderful overall service’, ‘response times are very good’ and the team is noted for its ability to ‘find cost effective solutions’ to litigation. The firm covers the whole spectrum of commercial and residential property disputes including development disputes, service break notices, lease renewals, claims for possessions, restrictive covenants, easements and dilapidations. Compensation claims following the compulsory acquisition of land are also a niche expertise for the firm. Katie Hickman is ‘very bright and clever with an exceedingly pleasant manner’ and ‘offers solutions with proactive advice’. Michelle Bendall heads the practice and has expertise in leasehold and freehold disputes. In a recent highlight, the team acted for an independent school and charity in connection to encroachment concerns on a playing field by as many as 16 adjoining landlords.

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