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Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
DX: 7623


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Lester Aldridge LLP’s property litigation department is led by Kate Stewart, who has extensive expertise in a wide range of general real estate and landlord and tenant disputes. Stewart's experience includes possession claims, dilapidations, service charge disputes and enfranchisement matters. Stewart's team works closely with the wider real estate group to advise developer clients on contentious matters. In addition, it also provides support to the ports and marinas department, as well as the care team.Close quote
Property litigation
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Practice head Kate Stewart specialises in the negligent construction of properties and regularly advises on claims against architects and project managers. Close quote
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'Kate Stewart is always available on the other side of the phone to handle any challenge that is directed her way'Close quote
Property litigation
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Stewart has experience of all areas of contentious landlord and tenant work and recently represented the tenant of a large industrial unit regarding the service of an invalid break notice.Close quote
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The five-partner litigation department at Lester Aldridge LLP focuses on the marine, defence and financial services sectors. In 2017, property litigator Kate Stewart joined the firm.Close quote

Kate heads our property litigation team and advises on complex real estate litigation and dispute resolution.

She works closely with our real estate teams, providing guidance for the smooth procurement of property transactions and handling any property related matters which have become disputed or which are the subject of litigation both in the commercial and residential sectors.

Kate’s client base includes property developers, national house builders, national lenders and property investors. In addition Kate also advises on high end residential property related issues or disputes.

Recent examples of work or case studies:

  • Defending a series of interrelated offshore companies in a damages claim based on an alleged constructive trust concerning an interest in a London based property investment.
  • Representing a restaurant chain in defending injunctive proceedings in relation to an alleged trespass crossing an adjoining owner’s property.
  • Representing a tenant of a large industrial unit following the service by its former landlord of an invalid break notice.
  • Representing a collection of residential tenants in defending injunctive proceedings restraining their right of access.
  • Representing a lender client in successfully defeating an application for a claim to the title of a property by adverse possession.

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