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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Katy Humphrey

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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Property litigation


Senior associate

Katy qualified in September 2009 and joined the Property Litigation team at Winckworth Sherwood in March 2014.

Katy advises on the full range of contentious real estate issues, including vacant possession strategies for redevelopment schemes, rights of light, tenant insolvency, unopposed and opposed lease renewals, break options, applications for consent to assign / underlet and breaches of leasehold covenants including repair and reinstatement and rent and service charge obligations. She also advises on trespass and possession actions.

Katy has acted for institutional landlords, developers, commercial tenants and high net worth individuals.


Trained Lawrence Graham LLP; qualified 2009; solicitor Lawrence Graham LLP 2009-12; solicitor Pinsent Masons LLP 2012-14; solicitor Winckworth Sherwood LLP 2014-present


Law Society of England and Wales; Property Litigation Association and member of the Training and Education Committee; Cambridge University Land Society

London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Practice head Emma Chadwick ‘is building a very good team’ at Winckworth Sherwood LLP that ‘provides an excellent quality of service’. The group is ‘client focused and extremely commercial’ and has ‘an in-depth knowledge of telecommunications law’ with clients including the Mobile Broadband Network Limited. Development is another core strength for the firm which has ‘excellent work from developer and housebuilder clients’ such as Baratt and Redrow. Chadwick is unflappable, focused and extremely good with clients’ while senior associates Charlotte Coleman and Katy Humphrey are also singled out for recommendation by clients. Coleman has particular expertise on rights of light issues and Humphrey specialises in areas including insolvency, lease renewals and forfeiture. Tim Fogarty joined the firm from RPC where he was head of the real estate disputes team.

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