Kate is part of Burges Salmon’s national real estate practice. She qualified in 1999 and recently re-joined Burges Salmon having relocated to Cumbria some 15 years ago.

Kate is a highly experienced agricultural property lawyer and has acted for individuals, charities, institutional and corporate clients in a full range of rural property matters such as agricultural tenancies, lending, surrenders, farm sales and purchase and estate management issues. She also has a particular interest in acting on the purchase of country residences with a residential/agricultural mix.

  • Acting on the disposal of a £2.8m Estate to include the disposal of previously unregistered shooting and fishing rights. 
  • Acting for a charity in its acquisition of a number of agricultural sites for re-wilding and other sustainable purposes.
  • Bespoke drafting of “overarching agreements” to deal with all aspects of settlements following succession tenancy claims.
  • Registering sporting rights over areas of land in Cumbria.
  • Advising a National Utility company on common rights in the context of their proposed renewable energy projects.
  • Acting for a number of national energy companies to facilitate vacant possession for development by way of complicated surrenders of agricultural tenancies.
  • Acting on a number of country home purchases with a residential/agricultural mix.

What others say...

Kate is a rare talent in her field. She is an intuitive and insightful lawyer with a clear understanding of client need combined with a sharp intellect and a vigorous attention to detail. I cannot recall an occasion when deadlines have not been met however challenging the project. Her calm efficiency draws upon strong technical knowledge and she is a credit to her firm.

COO of a large educational provider