Kate is a property litigator adopting an advisory and dispute resolution role, as well as a litigious one, on a wide variety of contentious property-related disputes.
Kate deals with various breaches of leasehold covenants, including dilapidations, service charges, applications for consent to assign/underlet/alter/rent reviews and other landlord and tenant issues. She is also experienced in contractual and development disputes, including specific performance claims, injunctions, rights to light, party wall act disputes and the redevelopment of business premises.
With a varied workload, she has recently been in the Court of Appeal for PGF II SA in relation to the unreasonable refusal to mediate by an opponent, in the High Court defending proceedings as to who owns part of the river Thames (which involved the Court acknowledging ancient mooring rights in the River Thames) and in the Bankruptcy Court defending proceedings relating to the beneficial ownership of a property owned by a BVI company, including whether or not the corporate veil should be pierced.
What the directories say:
Kate Andrews of Hamlins LLP is regarded by sources as “an extremely talented property litigator.” She provides advisory and litigation services, primarily in relation to leasehold disputes. Chambers and Partners 2015