Kate is an experienced barrister specialising in commercial and property work, including commercial disputes, property, landlord & tenant and consumer credit.
She acts for a full range of clients including banks, insurers, utilities, finance companies, directors, shareholders, local authorities, and charities. She is commended for her considered approach to client care and commercial awareness.
An accomplished trial advocate, Kate also provides advice on a range of matters relating to property and contracts. Her experience of business and commercial realities informs her insightful and pragmatic approach to litigation.
She is a trained mediator (ADR Group) and accepts instructions in civil and commercial disputes.
She has provided pro-bono advice and representation for the Camden Community Law Centre and the for the Duty Advice scheme at county courts. Kate previously worked as a Court Advocate and “LawBrief” providing advocacy, advice and drafting services to SMEs about contracts and commercial property.
In her spare time Kate enjoys fishing, skiing and horse riding.
What the clients say
“Thank you for the excellent service you gave me. It took a huge weight of worry and stress off my shoulders.”
“Thank you very much for your advice on Friday. Great result for our client.”
“Throughout this case, I feel that I have received good quality and accurate advice. Kate’s representation of me at the Court was exactly what I required.”
“Miss Richmond was super efficient at our Possession hearing. We Would have no hesitation in using your services again in future. It made going to Court a far more pleasant experience overall having Miss Richmond’s wealth of knowledge in dealing with a slightly tricky Possession.”
Kate has a broad property practice and accepts instructions in all aspects of landlord & tenant law and real property.
She acts in residential and commercial landlord & tenant matters including possession proceedings. She receives instructions to advise and represent freeholders, leaseholders, property managers and tenants on lease extensions, break clauses, service charges, and applications for the appointment of a manager. Her work includes advice and representation in disputes involving boundaries, easements, and party walls.
Kate also deals with enforcement actions arising from related property proceedings and has acted in contempt and in third party debt order applications. She provides added insight from her previous roles along with a pragmatic and commercially sensitive approach.
She recently represented a commercial leaseholder in HMO licensing appeals at the First Tier Tribunal. Kate also defended joint owners against a £200,000 claim under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 relating to a property conversion. On behalf of a landlord, Kate settled a tenancy dispute and multi-track dilapidations claim concerning a substantial mixed-use property.
Kate has experience of dealing with a wide range of commercial disputes. Her solid grasp of contract and tort law means that she is often instructed for commercial fast track and multi-track interlocutory hearings and trials relating to consumer contracts and business-to-business contracts.
She has advised and represented property developers, software and web hosting companies, cosmetics manufacturers and FMCG businesses in contractual disputes and payment claims, supply of goods and services matters and debt recovery both in court and through mediation. Kate has a ready grasp of the wider strategic objectives that can drive commercial disputes.
Kate acts in company matters including shareholder actions such as rectification of the register and disputes relating to the allotment and transfer of shares. Kate is able to draw from her experience as a non-executive director on the board of a £24 million FMCG business which was subsequently sold for £56 million. Her firsthand knowledge of the realities of operating a business give her a unique advantage when advising and representing companies, their directors, and members.
Kate has a busy consumer credit practice representing and advising clients in challenges to the enforceability of regulated and unregulated agreements, claims under s.75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and unfair relationships under s.140A of the Act. She is regularly instructed by SMEs and individuals on mis-selling cases involving large banking groups. Kate was recently successful in a significant case concerning unfair terms in a consumer credit agreement.
Kate also advises and represents clients in relation to the Data Protection Act 1998, the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and advises on issues relating to privacy policies.
Kate accepts is also able to act in personal and corporate insolvency matters for debtors, creditors, companies, directors, and insolvency practitioners.
Kate acts for claimants and defendants in personal injury claims. She also provides advice on liability and claim value.
Moreover, Kate has experience of general civil litigation including: personal insolvency, debt recovery, charging orders, orders for sale, interim applications and case management hearings.
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