Katie Dunn

Katie Dunn

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5048

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Katie Dunn advises clients on issues concerning commercial property. Katie works with both landlords and tenants and has vast experience of dealing with contract disputes, break options, consent applications, service charge disputes, dilapidations, nuisance issues, debt recovery work and contested and uncontested lease renewals. Katie regularly deals with disputes concerning base build defects, including cladding claims. 

Katie has secured vacant possession of high-value properties from squatters. Katie also advises clients on potential constraints to development, such as obtaining vacant possession, rights of light, and other easements.

Katie regularly prepares articles for the firm's Real Estate Quarterly and blogs for the firm's Keeping it Real Estate online page.

Awards and recognitions


Legal 500 Rising Star
Legal 500


Top Tier Property Litigation Team
Legal 500


Rank 1 Property Litigation Team
Chambers UK


Legal 500 Rising Star, Katie is adept at handling high-value litigation
Legal 500


Katie was recommended for very good technical knowledge
Legal 500

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2004


Property Litigation Association

Representative experience

Acting for owners and landlords in claims against contractors in relation to base build defects, including cladding claims.


TCG Pubs Limited (in admin) & Others v The Art or Mystery of the Girdlers of London [2017]: High Court action in relation to a contractual option.

Laindon Holdings Limited v South Essex Partnership [2016]: High Court action in relation to a terminal dilapidations claim.

Advising on issues arising out of hotel management agreements and hotel leases including turnover rent and hotel performance issues and repair obligations. Advising on exclusivity agreements.

Acting in two applications to the Business and Property Court for permission to forfeit leases of prominent Central London commercial properties held by companies in administration.

Acting in a number of possession actions against squatters in occupation of high value Central London properties and dealing with related human rights issues in the Court of Appeal. 


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