Kate Richmond analyses the Upper Tribunal approach in Williams -v- Parmar & others (s.44 (4) of the Housing and Planning Act 2016) - Nov 2021
Kate is an experienced practitioner with a busy civil practice specialising in commercial and property work. She accepts instructions in Commercial, Property, Landlord & Tenant and Consumer Credit.
Kate 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.
Kate is an accomplished trial advocate who also provides advice on a range of matters relating to property and contract. She is a trained mediator (ADR Group) and accepts instructions in civil and commercial disputes.
In practice, Kate draws 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 experience of business and commercial realities informs her insightful and pragmatic approach to litigation.
Kate previously worked as a Court Advocate and “LawBrief” providing advocacy, advice and drafting services to SMEs about contracts and commercial property. She also provided pro-bono advice and representation for the Camden Community Law Centre and the for the Duty Advice scheme at county courts.Property, Landlord & Tenant
Kate has a broad property practice and accepts instructions in all aspects of landlord & tenant law and real property.
Kate 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.
- Representing a commercial leaseholder in HMO licencing appeals at the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
- Acting for a landlord of a large Estate before the First Tier Tribunal relating to the recovery of service charges under long residential leases.
- Mathewson v Crump & Crump  EWHC 3167 (QB): successfully defended joint owners against a £200,000 claim under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 relating to a property conversion.
- Settled a tenancy dispute and multi-track dilapidations claim on behalf of a landlord relating to a substantial mixed-use property. Obtained a favourable result for the legal owner.
- Advising a building owner in relation to a building regulation dispute.
- Advising a freeholder in a right of way dispute and associated injunction proceedings.
- Representing a Defendant to a Housing Trust application for an anti-social behaviour order injunction and possession order at a 7-day trial.
- Acting for a Tenant in possession proceedings which involved a lengthy ownership dispute.
- Advising on the service charge liability of a leaseholder for a potential claim for the determination of service charges.
- Advising a Defendant to a claim for service charges on issues relating to challenging the validity of a Lease.
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 acted for 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; rectification of the register and disputes relating to the allotment and transfer of shares. Kate’s firsthand knowledge of the realities of operating a business give her a unique advantage when advising and representing companies, their directors, and members.
In addition, 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 public body obligations under 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 instructions in personal and corporate insolvency matters for debtors, creditors, companies, directors, and insolvency practitioners.
Kate has experience in Personal Injury actions for both Claimants and Defendants in fast track and multi-track claims. She is adept at resolving liability disputes and provides clear, considered advocacy in Court. Kate’s instructions include advising on merits and quantum, drafting pleadings, and providing representation at trial.
Kate Richmond gives a Civil Litigation Update for CILEX - Sep 2021
1COR Abseil the i360 for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity - Jul 2021
1 week to go for Brighton Legal Walkers! - Jun 2021
Kate Richmond analyses a statute-barred claim against a solicitor on Lexis Nexis - May 2021
Kate Richmond successful in significant case concerning unfair terms in a consumer credit agreement - Apr 2021
1COR Abseil the i360 for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity - Dec 2020
The “Subject to contract” umbrella: Joanne Properties Ltd v Moneything Capital Ltd  EWCA Civ 1541 - Dec 2020
Kate Richmond successful in Occupiers Liability Act claim - Nov 2020
Setting Aside Judgment for Fraud and The Disclosure Pilot with Paul Ashwell & Kate Richmond - Jul 2020
1COR sponsor Annual Brighton and Hove City Intervarsity Mooting Challenge - Nov 2019
Doglaw for Professionals 2019 with Kate Richmond - Aug 2019
1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup featured in The Argus - Aug 2019
1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup is here! - Jul 2019
Momentous game at the Brighton Metro Bank Pool League! - Jun 2019
Unfair Relationships in banking and credit agreements - Apr 2019
Kate Richmond successfully defends a claim for breach of data protection - Feb 2019
Cheer on 1COR at the Brighton Metro Bank Pool League - Jan 2019
1COR’s Contract & Commercial Seminar with Paul Ashwell and Kate Richmond - Nov 2018
Kate Richmond speaks to aspiring barristers at the University of Sussex - Oct 2018
Cheer on our team in the Brighton Legal Walk 2018! - Sep 2018
Kate Richmond successful in appeal for charity regarding dog ownership - Aug 2018
Essential Guidance & Top Tips with Scott Storey and Kate Richmond - Jun 2018
Tim Bergin, Michael Walker and Kate Richmond swimming in the Lions Swimarathon 2018 - Mar 2018
Litigant in Person’s status is clarified by the Supreme Court - Mar 2018
1COR Brighton juniors speak to aspiring lawyers at the University of Brighton Law Ball - Mar 2018
Raising money for London Legal Support Trust - Jun 2017