Katie Helmore > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
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Katie Helmore is recognised for her versatile and established property practice encompassing all aspects of property litigation including injunctions, commercial and residential landlord and tenant, enfranchisement, rating, telecommunications and complementary areas of environmental and planning law. She was called to the bar in 2009 and is often instructed on claims where there is a crossover between planning, environmental and property such as nuisance, flooding, assets of community value and fly tipping.

Katie has extensive experience of urgent injunctions and civil trespass claims including aviation relation injunctions, student protests, (led by Katharine Holland QC) (School of Oriental and African Studies v Persons Unknown [2010] 49 E.G 78) and other protests. Katie regularly acts for landowners on urgent trespasser and protester injunctions and possession claims often relating to high profile and high value commercial properties in central London including those raising human rights issues, travellers, fly tipping and raves.

Katie is regularly instructed in relation to all aspects of the Electronic Communications Code including advising on complicated and untested issues concerning sharing, valuation and the interrelation with both the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and tenancies at will.

Katie regularly advises and litigates both enfranchisement and service charge claims often involving difficult points of valuation, terms of acquisition, validity of notices and the applicability of the Leasehold Reform Act 1976 or the Leasehold Reform Housing and Development Act 1993.

Katie recently acted for the successful tenant against leading counsel in a commercial lease renewal raising the important (and apparently untested) question of whether a lease renewal claim under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 needed to be registered as a pending land action at Land Registry in order to bind a successor in title to the landlord.


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Katie graduated with an LLB European (Hons first class) from the University of Exeter and a Master en Droit Européen (first class) from the University of Rennes in 2008. Katie was awarded the AP Langlois Prize, the prize for French and German Law and the Paul Heim Prize in 2008.

Katie completed the Bar Vocational Course (outstanding) at BPP in 2009. She received the Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning and Harwicke scholarships during her BVC year and a pupillage scholarship.