Recommended by the Legal 500, as well as Chambers & Partners UK, Kate is one of the Firm’s Directors.
She specialises in Agricultural Property & Rural Estates. Kate adds several years of experience and a wealth of knowledge on Agriculture and Rural Business matters to the Firm’s Agricultural Property Team. Accustomed to dealing with all aspects of Agricultural property and land transactions ranging from purchase and sale to granting of mortgage security and deeds of easements, Kate is not one to shy away from complex matters, and she relishes the challenges presented by oftentimes complicated first registrations at the Land Registry and in particular when title deeds may have been lost or destroyed. She also has experience in the preparation and submission of adverse possession applications for the registration of registered and unregistered land at the Land Registry.
Kate has successfully developed an enviable reputation for herself in the Agriculture and Rural Business sector. She is known to her clients as “someone who gets the job done” and has been described by professional colleagues as “an absolute delight to work with”. Kate is very passionate about protecting her clients’ best interests and adopts a very robust and highly proactive approach to every matter she has conduct of. According to the Legal 500, the “very proficient Kate Austin thinks outside a box to provide practical solutions.”
The current Chambers UK Guide 2022 confirms that Kate as “is sought after for her extensive knowledge of agricultural and rural property transactions, as well as her expertise in registration of land and deeds of easement.” Previous editions also attested to the fact that she “is sought after for her extensive knowledge of agricultural and rural property transactions, as well as her expertise in registration of land and deeds of easement… (she) regularly advises on agricultural and residential property transactions. She attracts client praise for being “approachable, conscientious and thorough.”
In her spare time Kate enjoys riding her horse and is a keen spectator at a variety of equestrian events.