Katie studied law at Northumbria University and graduated in 2004. She began her training contract at a firm of Solicitors in Sunderland and qualified as a Solicitor in August 2006. Throughout her career Katie has worked for both public and private sector clients within a range of legal environments including a large national law firm in Newcastle upon Tyne, and in-house for a large national housing association. Katie joined Longden Walker and Renney Solicitors in 2018 and is Head of the Property Department.
Katie has considerable experience across a broad range of property transactions. Her main area of specialism is commercial property and her particular interests include acting in the acquisition and disposal of leasehold and freehold properties, drafting and negotiating commercial leases and licences of premises including offices and shops, and acting in the renewal of business leases and other leasehold work including lease surrenders and variations. Katie also specialises in property finance transactions, and has extensive experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing.
Outside of work Katie likes to keep fit by attending a range of gym classes and has attended a dance school since the age of 3. Katie also enjoys going on holiday and spending time with family and friends.