Kath Herbert


‘Kath Herbert excels in strategic land promotion work and is very commercial.‘

Legal 500 [UK 2021]


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 2021]. This edition notes that Kath 'excels in strategic land promotion work and is very commercial'. Clients in this edition note ‘Gemma Goddard and Kath Herbert are approachable, practical, straight-talking and commercial and work the necessary hours when the pressure is on. The ability to relate to clients in a no-nonsense fashion is appreciated. They go the extra mile and always respond in a timely fashion which is very important to me'. Another adds ‘Katherine Herbert and Deborah Marshall have gone the extra mile for us on our land sale. They have been realistic with the charging of fees and deferment when cash flow has been an issue. They worked beyond the call of duty to achieve exchange when this seemed a serious challenge. I cannot talk highly enough of them. They have been thrown hand grenades by our old solicitors who are not remotely in their league. Birketts just worked hard to get the job done in the most efficient manner'.

Legal 500 UK 2021 Leading Individual