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Kate Smith is a solicitor at Anthony Gold. She specialises in the Housing & Property Disputes department, based in our South London offices at Elephant & Castle.
Kate advises on disrepair, possession, homelessness, allocation and judicial review. Kate graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2007 and went on to study the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course, obtaining distinctions in both. She gained paralegal experience in welfare benefits advice and family law before training at a London firm, where she developed her interest in housing law. She joined Anthony Gold upon qualifying as a solicitor in September 2017.
During her training Kate volunteered at the housing clinic of a north London Citizen’s Advice Bureau. She also volunteers at a homeless shelter in north London.
- Represents tenants in claims for disrepair, ensuring works are completed and obtaining compensation.
- Defends tenants in possession proceedings, including where there is a dispute about the right to succeed the tenancy of a deceased partner or relative.
- Has successfully challenged Local Authorities in relation to suitability of accommodation and refusals to provide housing.
- Helped to obtain £16,000 compensation in a disrepair claim.
- What her clients say:
‘I can’t thank you enough. You have been a beacon of sanity in this difficult time.’
‘Thank you very much for your help and support.’
“It has been a pleasure to deal with you and I am very grateful for the patience, sensitivity, kindness and professionalism you have shown”
“You are a credit to your firm and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others in the future”
Kate is a member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers.