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Kate Poole, Partner

Kate Poole


Practice areas

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Real estate dispute resolution
  • Real estate litigation

Practice notes


Kate is a Partner in our Real Estate Dispute Resolution team. Kate’s practice encompasses a wide range of issues associated with commercial real estate, with a particular specialism in rights of light and energy-related disputes.

She regularly advises a number of major developer clients as well as high street banks and alternative lenders on rights of light strategies and risk mitigation for large urban-centre developments across the UK.

She also has significant experience in acting for clients in the Energy and Real Estate sectors in relation to nuisance claims and judicial reviews.

Kate has represented clients at all levels of the judiciary from the First Tier Tribunal to the Privy Council. Examples of reported cases include:


  • Dulce Packard and Others v Scottish Minister and another [2011]
  • R (o.a.o. RWE Npower Renewables Limited) v Welsh Ministers and another [2011]
  • R (o.a.o Carter) v City and County of Swansea and another [2015]
  • Dean v Secretary of State for Energy [2017] 4 W.L.R. 158
  • The Attorney General v River Dorée Holdings Limited [2017] UKPC 39
  • Howard & Ors v Chelsea Yacht And Boat Company Limited (1) & The Port of London Authority (2) [2018] EWHC 1118 (Ch)


Kate is described in Legal 500 as “Incredibly dedicated and passionate about her work for her client. Has a great knowledge of her field and uses it to great effect to provide first-rate advice.”