Kate is a housing solicitor and Head of Housing 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."
Wandsworth LBC v Tompkins  EWCA Civ 846.
Banks v Kingston-upon-Thames Royal London Borough Council  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.'