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Kate is Head of Housing and Court of Protection Law at Swain & Co Solicitors.  She has expertise in all aspects of housing law, and litigate across a broad range of housing cases ranging from disrepair claims and counterclaims to possession proceedings, landlord and tenant disputes, judicial review, defending tenants in possession claims by public and private landlords, review/appeals relating to local authority decisions on homelessness, unlawful eviction and harassment cases.

Kate says, " I have extensive experience of defending tenants in possession cases up to the Court of Appeal, including under public law principles, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.

I am a committed and dedicated solicitor and believe passionately in access to justice for the most vulnerable members of society."

Notable Cases

Wandsworth LBC v Tompkins [2015] EWCA Civ 846.

Banks v Kingston-upon-Thames Royal London Borough Council [2008] EWCA Civ 1443.

More about Kate:


LLB Honours degree – London School of Economics – 2000

Postgraduate diploma in Law (LPC) – London 2003


Joined South West London Law Centres (‘SWLLC’) in 2004

Admitted as a solicitor in 2007

Supervising solicitor at SWLLC in 2011

Head of Legal Practice at SWLLC in 2012

Solicitor at Swain & Co Solicitors in 2014

Head of Housing at Swain & Co Solicitors in 2015

Membership & Appointments

The Housing Law Practitioners’ Association (HLPA)

What Kate’s clients say:

'I would like to thank Kate Pasfield for all her advice and assistance, her extensive knowledge of complex legal matters have always been explained in a way that the layman can understand, Kate is passionate about fighting for all her vulnerable clients and has been genuinely thoughtful and caring throughout'

'I would recommend Kate Pasfield for her efficient, accurate and professional service, delivered with a dedicated, courteous and friendly approach. A service in which you can have absolute confidence.'

'A very special 'thank you' for your outstanding work and advice you have given me. You together with Counsel have succeeded to resolve my complex case by out of court settlement. I highly recommend you to anyone and thank you deeply for your help.'

Contact details


Tel: 02380 631111
Fax: 02380 233181
Address: Chancery House
1 College Place
SO15 2FB

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