Kathryn is a fan of all sport but particularly cricket and football. If they lived closer Kathryn and her husband would love to have season tickets at Anfield. Kathryn’s other passion is horses which keeps her out in the fresh air when she isn’t in the office.
Areas of Expertise
Kathryn has experience in contentious and non-contentious aspects of the construction industry in both the public and private sectors. She regularly drafts and negotiates bespoke contracts for clients as well as amendments to the standard forms such as the JCT and NEC suits. Kathryn also advises on the merits of construction disputes and represents clients in adjudication, meditation, expert determination and litigation.
Prior to working at Devonshires Kathryn trained and qualified at the international firm Squire Patton Boggs (which was previously Hammonds). Kathryn qualified into the Hammonds construction and engineering team in Birmingham where she gained invaluable experience acting for public bodies such as Regional Development Agency’s and Local Councils, private developers and contractors.
Kathryn regularly contributes to Devonshires’ Construction Brief.
Kathryn graduated from the University of Leicester with an LLB (Hons) in Law, before completing her LPC at the College of Law in Birmingham.
Kathryn is a member of the Society of Construction Law.
Kathryn drafted and negotiated a building contract and associated construction documentation for a registered provider in relation to a flagship scheme in Central London. This involved negotiating with a commercial tenant and their fit out contractor as well as the phase 1 design and build contractor.
Kathryn advised a social housing provider in the North West in relation to a £17m professional negligence claim against their Employer’s Agent in relation to defective heating and drainage systems in a large extra care housing scheme.
Kathryn is currently advising a large London based registered provider in relation to a defective housing scheme. The defects relate to the operation of the heating and hot water system and the common problem of overheating in the communal areas. Due to her commercial awareness Kathryn has been able to assist the client in managing the resident’s expectations and to mitigate their losses.
Kathryn advised a social housing provider in relation to a defective lift in a London scheme. Kathryn’s advice led to a settlement at Final Account stage with the Contractor.
Kathryn regularly advises both Referring and Responding parties at adjudication in relation to a wide range of construction disputes including, for example, time and money claims, breach of contract, the validity of termination, contract interpretation and Final Account disputes.