Kathryn Wood > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Residential property


Kathryn is a partner in the residential property team and an experienced development lawyer with an established reputation in the Yorkshire housebuilding sector, advising national and regional housebuilders, registered providers and landowners on all aspects of the acquisition and sale of both immediate and strategic land for residential development. Areas of specialism include major development schemes of brownfield sites involving multiple housebuilders, site assembly and associated land issues, overage and security arrangements and setting up estates prior to plot sales.


Qualified 2005;  solicitor, Shulmans LLP 2005 – 2011; associate, Shulmans LLP 2011 – 2020; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 2020.


Law Society

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s ‘breadth of disciplines and wider resource pool provides a one stop shop’, offering clients demonstrable experience in regeneration projects and real estate transactions. Practice leader Mark Owen specialises in strategic land assembly for large mixed-use development sites, while Claire Wilkinson acts for clients in the retail, logistics and hotel and leisure sectors. Julia Dacre Field is valued by clients for her ‘ability to tackle the difficult projects in a proactive, engaging manner’. Kathryn Wood and James Lawson are also key members of the Leeds-based team.