Kath Herbert


"Katherine has always impressed us with her knowledge and ability..."

Legal 500 [UK 2020]


Kath qualified as a Solicitor in January 1987 and joined Birketts in January 2010. She is a Partner and leads our Commercial Property Team in our Cambridge office and is Head of Birketts' Strategic Land Group.

Kath has over 30 years' experience acting for landowners and developers in connection with high profile and complex strategic land projects including site assembly, joint ventures, options and promotion agreements, collaboration agreements, structures for mitigating tax on equalisation and associated planning and infrastructure agreements. She has advised on many complex and large strategic sites taking them from the early pre-allocation stage, through planning, infrastructure delivery and ultimately to sales.

Other Information

Kath is ranked by Chambers [UK 2020]. Clients in this edition highlight her "encyclopaedic knowledge". In the previous edition sources are "extremely impressed with the quality of her advice, as well as her expertise and negotiating skills" and she is singled out  as "A leader and an excellent negotiator".

Kath is recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. Clients in this edition note that "Katherine Herbert, the partner in charge of the commercial property team, has dealt with our work for more than 20 years, so she has the background knowledge to pass on to her younger team. Katherine has always impressed us with her knowledge and ability and although she does not need to deal with our day to day work, having her in the background to be called on if needed is valuable".

Legal 500 UK 2020 - Leading Individual          Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer