Katie is experienced in all areas of housing law including homeless applications (from challenging local authorities' gatekeeping practices to representation in county court appeals); defending possession proceedings brought for rent arrears and anti-social behaviour; and disrepair claims. Katie is particularly interested in migrant support issues and regularly represents migrant families with children and adults with care needs under this firm’s community care contract with the Legal Aid Agency. She is also experienced in using judicial review claims to help children obtain accommodation from social services when they have become estranged from parents and to help young people enforce their entitlement to leaving care duties.
Using her advocacy skills, Katie has represented tenants and occupiers on the housing possession duty schemes at Bow and Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Courts.
Her commitment and dedication to her clients has been recognised by the Legal 500 who rated Katie as a "leading individual" in social housing law.
Katie has been instructed by the Official Solicitor to act in possession proceedings brought on the basis of anti-social behaviour against tenants lacking capacity. She has also been instructed by lay litigation friends, including family members and the Refugee Council in possession cases and age dispute judicial reviews.
Panel Membership: Housing Law Practitioners Association (HLPA); founder member of Junior HLPA; former co-chair Young Legal Aid Lawyers.
Katie Brown goes "above and beyond". A client notes: "She is my first choice - I have the utmost respect for her hard work and dedication- Chambers UK Guide 2016 Edition
I was very pleased that I took Katie Brown’s offer of help on the day of my hearing. She helped me so much, she gave me a lot of good advice and support. Thank you
I really recommend Katie Brown as she is one of the most kindest, helpful people I have been able to know.