Katy is a Partner in the Property Litigation team.
With over 22 years’ experience, she supports both owners and occupiers on all contentious property matters.
For occupiers, her expertise focuses on supporting our retail clients to manage their portfolios on all contentious property issues including 1954 Act lease renewals, break options, exit management, dilapidations, rent reviews, possession and access issues.
Katy also advises property owners, investors, and developers with the asset management of their real estate holdings to swiftly and efficiently deal with any contentious issues that arise. Her clients range from SME’s to institutional landlords.
Her specialism is dealing with complex landlord and tenant matters. She provides advice on strategy and risk management issues, with a particular emphasis on redevelopment of business premises. Katy’s practice also encompasses commercial real estate issues such as specific performance of development contracts, rights of way, exclusivity agreements and restrictive covenants.
Notable clients include McDonald’s Restaurants, The Body Shop, Frasers Property (the UK arm of Singapore headquartered property owners, developers and managers) Moss Bros, MEPC Plc, and some Oxford Colleges.
Recent examples of how Katy has supported clients include:
- Dealing with numerous 1954 opposed lease renewals to achieve the client’s commercial aims in terms of managing exits for both landlord and tenants;
- successfully pursuing specific performance of a development of a mixed-use project in East London; and
- successfully establishing in the High Court that there was no right of way through our client’s industrial estate for the public to access Great Tew Estate - Leven Holdings Limited v Johnston and others  EWHC223(CH).