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Katherine Hallett

Call 2006

Katherine has a broad practice encompassing a wide variety of chancery and commercial litigation, including advisory work. She has particular interest in insolvency and property law.

As regards insolvency, Katherine’s practice includes:

  • petitions for bankruptcy and winding up
  • applications to set aside statutory demands
  • validation orders
  • annulment and rescission applications
  • applications for possession and sale
  • actions against officers for misfeasance
  • transactions at an undervalue, preferences, unlawful dividends etc
  • challenges to office-holders’ remuneration and expenses

Katherine’s property-related work includes:

  • landlord and tenant disputes (residential and commercial, including ASBO-related matters)
  • real property (boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, easements and rights of way)
  • trusts of land matters (including orders for sale)
  • proprietary estoppel
  • mortgage repossessions (including mortgage fraud)

She is also particularly interested in disputes relating to beneficial interests in property.

Katherine’s commercial practice covers:

  • company law
  • breach of contract
  • sale of goods
  • supply of services
  • contracts regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • personal guarantees and indemnities

Katherine’s probate-related practice covers:

  • the validity, interpretation and rectification of wills
  • administration of estates
  • claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975
  • challenges to wills on the grounds on lack of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence

Katherine appears before a variety of tribunals, predominantly the High Court, the County Court and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)/Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

Katherine also contributes regularly to Lexis PSL Restructuring and Insolvency. She has written several Case Notes (see below) and Practice Notes (on after-acquired property in bankruptcy and partnership disqualification).

Public Access
Katherine undertakes Public Access work. Please see the Bar Standard Board’s Public Access Guidance for Lay Clients here.

Upon accepting instructions, Katherine or her Clerks will agree the basis upon which the Public Access client is to be charged for the work to be done. In direct access cases, fees will be charged on a stage by stage fixed fee basis, which will be set by reference to the nature and complexity of the case, the amount of reading and research involved, the likely length of any hearing, and Katherine’s experience in that area of law. The agreed fee must be paid as soon as Katherine accepts instructions on the case.

Katherine is registered for VAT. Her number is 979115288.