Kate Cunningham Partner

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2007 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Kate Cunningham

Kate Cunningham helps clients to successfully deliver major mixed use regeneration projects and development opportunities.

This includes advising the public sector and private sector on the initial land assembly, choosing a delivery partner, structuring, putting in place the appropriate framework documents for the project and continued advice throughout the lifecycle of the project.

Kate advises private and public sector clients in all aspects of development and regeneration work. She joined the firm as an associate in 2014, having qualified in 2007 at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in the property team, specialising in development, sales and purchases and railway matters. Kate enjoys working with land owners to deliver complex development and regeneration schemes.


Kate's clients include Greater London Authority (London Underground, TfL and Crossrail), London Borough of Barnet Council, and London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.


  • Advised Barnet Council on the acquisition of the 94,000 sq. ft. Brent Cross South Retail Park from Hammerson & Aberdeen Standard Investments – part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme (the biggest undertaken by Barnet Council).
  • Acting for TfL and London Underground on the agreement for LUL's interface with the development of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre with Delancey, British Land's Canada Water masterplan.
  • Acting for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on their joint venture with A2 Dominion Developments Limited for the West King Street renewal programme in Hammersmith. It will involve the delivery of new office accommodation for the Council, 204 new homes (52% of which will be affordable), new B1 office, a cinema, shops, café and restaurants and a new public square and improved public realm.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Career
      May 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2019

    • Career
      July 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), Director
  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Principal Associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      June 2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Principal Associate
  • 2007

    • Career
      April 2007
      Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, senior associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2005

    • Career
      March 2005
      Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, training contract
  • 2002

    • Education
      Nottingham Law School (Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course)
  • 1999

    • Education
      University of Durham (Natural Sciences Degree; Geography and Earth Sciences, BSc Hons 2:1)
  • 1993

    • Education
      Collingwood College, Surrey