Kat is a Senior lawyer in our property team, based predominantly in our Radlett office.
Working with private individuals, companies and charities, Kat has a reputation for providing an efficient and professional service, with a focus on ensuring that a personal and friendly approach is taken throughout the transaction, both with clients and all other parties or lawyers involved.
Kat has a broad range of experience in dealing with both residential and commercial sales, and purchases of freehold or leasehold property.
She has gained a great deal of experience in recent years in dealing with refinancing transactions, working predominantly for commercial lenders as well as borrowers.
Kat also regularly deals with all aspects of the granting and taking of leases, including all ancillary documents such as agreements for lease, surrenders, rent deposits and licences to assign, underlet or alter.
Kat graduated with a law degree from the University of Leeds in 2010 and completed the LPC at BPP Law School, Leeds in 2011, graduating with a distinction. She joined Debenhams Ottaway as a trainee lawyer in 2012 and qualified in 2014.
Kat is a member of the:
- Law Society
- City Club Young Professionals
- Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers Division.
Kat McDonagh's news
With a continued focus on developing people and meeting the needs of clients, Debenhams Ottaway has promoted three more next generation lawyers, two of which joined the firm through it’s…
Since the Grenfell tragedy the question of fire safety and cladding has been a big issue in leasehold conveyancing. There are now legal requirements in place to ensure thorough assessments…
Ground rent and residential leaseholds properties have been a topic of conversation in the property sector for some time. The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 (LRGRA 2022) is coming…
Although not as common as a tenant requesting an option to break, a landlord may also want a new lease to include an option to end the tenancy early. This…
Kat McDonagh case studies
Thank you so much for your excellent support through this process. It really is great to have a solicitor you really feel is properly on your side and helpful with intelligent suggestions. I will certainly be recommending Debenhams Ottaway to my friends still based in your area.
My partners and I appreciate all the hard work, patience and resilience put into this venture (by Kat) to make it a success.
I have been really pleased with the service we have received from you all and will definitely want to involve you again at the end of our lease…If only all solicitors were as efficient as Debenhams Ottaway!
I wanted to say a big thank you (Kat) for your help over the past few weeks. Your professional attentive service eased what could have easily been a very stressful time. I’ve needed the services of a few lawyers over the past year and I appreciate one that doesn’t make you feel like you’re at the bottom of a large in tray. I shall definitely be recommending your services!
Smart, efficient, professional, knowledgeable, helpful, great communication skills, gets the job done…
Once again many thanks for all your support through our journey. We would have no hesitation in recommending yourself and Debenhams Ottaway.
Good communication and interest for us when chasing the buyer’s solicitor and when searching for documents which I struggled to provide.
Kat is a star! She provides clear advice, thorough, great communication and organisation skills. She was always on top of the work and contributed creative ideas to problems too.
Customer service, promptness, attention to detail, Kat was really great!
Kat, was re-active and pro-active and a pleasure to deal with!