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Katrina Yates

Katrina Yates



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Katrina has been recognised in the legal directories as an up-and-coming Property and Chancery junior.  She also has expertise in complementary areas of Planning Law.

She was called to the Bar in 2006 by Lincoln’s Inn and undertook pupillage at Landmark Chambers, before taking-up tenancy in 2007.  She is a member of the Property Bar Association and the Chancery Bar Association. 

Over the past eleven years Katrina has developed extensive breadth and depth of advocacy experience in the Senior Courts, including the Court of Appeal, the High Court (Chancery Division, Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court) and the Senior Courts Costs Office, and also in the County Court, the First-Tier Tribunal, the magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court, and at public hearings and inquiries.  Her experience ranges from appearing in all manner of procedural applications and permission hearings, to trials, substantive hearings and appeals.  She also has mediation experience in high-value commercial disputes.

Since 2011, Katrina has been appointed to the Attorney General’s ‘C’ Panel of Counsel and in September 2015 she was promoted to the ‘B’ Panel.  In late 2011, she also spent three months working on secondment to the Solicitor-General of New Zealand, in the Natural Resources division of the Crown Law Office (as a Pegasus Trust Scholar).  She sat on the University of Bristol’s Law School Advisory Board between 2013 and 2016, and is periodically invited to deliver guest land law lectures to the LLB students. 

Areas of Practice

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What the Directories Say

In Chambers and Partners 2015 Katrina is ranked in Band 5 for Real Estate Litigation.   She is also ranked in Tier 5 for Property Litigation in the Legal 500 2014 – 2015.

She was previously recognised in the Chambers and Partners 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions. 

She is described by solicitors as being,

“A rising star and a real talent who understands her clients’ commercial objectives” (Legal 500 2014 – 2015)

“Great on her feet and also commercial and responsive” (Chambers and Partners 2015)

“Very down to earth and sensible... The client loved her [and] was really impressed” (Chambers and Partners 2014)

"Calm and thorough when dealing with both clients and papers" (Chambers and Partners 2013)

“Outstanding for her tender years... thorough on paper and really feisty in court(Chambers and Partners 2012)

Other Interests

Katrina is a lyric-spinto soprano and enjoys performing in recitals and opera productions.  Katrina has recently also played first violin with the London Medical Orchestra (an ensemble of professional and amateur musicians, which raises money for medical charities).