Kate is Partner and Head of the Residential Property team, and carries out related commercial work for clients in the development and farming sectors, and those with small businesses and similar commercial interests.
- Nationwide sales, purchases and mortgage work particularly high value properties in London and throughout the south east
- Rural properties and associated land and agricultural issues.
- Acting for private lenders and banks. Advising families and trusts on property related schemes
- Equity release
- Site acquisitions, options and set up for development
- Unregistered land and first registrations
- Listed buildings
Kent Law Society
Kate has a wealth of experience in property matters and has led the highly regarded Residential Property team at Brachers for many years. Under Kate’s leadership Brachers was one of the earliest firms in the country to gain the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation.
She was invited onto the Law Society’s Property Section Consultative Group Discussion in 2015.
Kate has lived and worked in Kent for over 30 years having joined Brachers in 1985 and has been a Partner since 1990.
“I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues for your excellent work. It is perhaps in the nature of residential conveyancing that clients may go years between needing their solicitor and so it may be some time before I have the opportunity to instruct you again, but on every occasion that you have worked for me I have been very impressed by your service.”
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"Very professional service."
Gavin Witroy (client)
"My family have worked with Kate on house sales and purchases since I was a child. We would highly recommend Kate and will always work with her in the future."
Mr & Mrs Lingfield (clients)
"Thanks for another transaction completed with zero fuss or worry."
Shaun and Kathy Roche (clients)
"Kate Baigent and all your staff were excellent - thank you!"
Anne Colman (client)
"Always helpful and incredibly efficient - excellent service."
Jane Cutler (client)
"Extremely good service, especially as compared with other solicitors."
Anne Allport (client)
"Kate has dealt with several transactions for our family and we are happy that she deals with all aspects, giving us confidence in her and Brachers as a whole."
David Rafill (client)
"Professional, knowledgeable and reliable, as usual!"
David Macham (client)
"Thank you also for your hard work and Sara. As always, it is a pleasure to do business with Brachers. You are all so efficient, professional and personable."