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Katherine has a broad practice encompassing a wide variety of chancery and commercial litigation, including advisory work. She has particular interest in insolvency and property law.

As regards insolvency, Katherine’s practice includes:

petitions for bankruptcy and winding up
applications to set aside statutory demands
validation orders
annulment and rescission applications
applications for possession and sale
actions against officers for misfeasance
transactions at an undervalue, preferences, unlawful dividends etc
challenges to office-holders’ remuneration and expenses

Katherine’s property-related work includes:

landlord and tenant disputes (residential and commercial, including ASBO-related matters)
real property (boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, easements and rights of way)
trusts of land matters (including orders for sale)
proprietary estoppel
mortgage repossessions (including mortgage fraud)
leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions

She is also particularly interested in disputes relating to beneficial interests in property.

Katherine’s commercial practice covers:

company law
breach of contract
sale of goods
supply of services
contracts regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974
personal guarantees and indemnities

Katherine’s probate-related practice covers:

the validity, interpretation and rectification of wills
administration of estates
claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975
challenges to wills on the grounds on lack of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence

Katherine appears before a variety of tribunals, predominantly the High Court, the County Court and the First Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber (Residential Property).

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