Kate Richmond gives a Civil Litigation Update for CILEX - Sep 2021
Kate has an established civil practice with expertise in commercial and property work. She accepts instructions in general civil law matters and has particular experience in Commercial, Property, Landlord & Tenant, Consumer Credit and Personal Injury.
She has acted 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 appears in Court regularly and has developed strong advocacy skills as a result. She also provides advice on a range of matters relating to property, contract and personal injury. Kate is a trained mediator (ADR Group) and accepts instructions in civil and commercial disputes.
In addition, she has also held a non-executive directorship role on the board of a £24 million FMCG business which sold for £56 million. Her experience of business and commercial realities informs her insightful and pragmatic approach to litigation.
Prior to joining chambers, Kate worked as a Court Advocate and “LawBrief” providing advocacy, advice and drafting services to small and medium enterprises 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 experience in Property Law matters and accepts instructions in all aspects of property litigation. She has acted in residential and commercial possession proceedings in claims against both tenants (Landlord & Tenant) and mortgagors. Kate provides added insight from her previous roles along with a pragmatic and commercially sensitive approach.
She also receives instructions to advise freeholders, leaseholders, and tenants on service charge disputes as well as cases involving boundary and right of way disputes.
- Acted 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 & Anor  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.
- Advised a building owner in relation to a building regulation dispute.
- Advised a freeholder in a right of way dispute and associated injunction proceedings.
- Represented 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.
- Advised on the service charge liability of a leaseholder for a potential claim for the determination of service charges.
- Advised 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 contractual disputes. She has advised and acted for various clients including property developers, software and web hosting companies, cosmetics manufacturers and FMCG businesses in a variety of contractual claims both in court and at ADR.
Kate acts in company matters including shareholder actions; rectification of the register and disputes relating to the allotment and transfer of shares.
She accepts instructions in personal and corporate insolvency matters for debtors, creditors, companies, directors, and insolvency practitioners.
Kate has developed a busy consumer credit practice representing and advising clients in challenges to the enforceability of regulated agreements, claims under s.75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and unfair relationships under s.140A of the Act. She also has experience dealing with cases involving personal guarantees. Recently, Kate was successful in a significant case concerning unfair terms in a consumer credit agreement.
Kate 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. Kate also provides advice relating to privacy policies.
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.
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