Kate Hancock

Housing Law Solicitor and Senior Associate

Kate qualified as a solicitor in September 2013 having been with Stephensons since 2008, initially as a student. In 2017 Kate was made an associate of the firm.

Kate commenced her role at Stephensons on a vacation placement whilst studying at the University of Liverpool. Straight after completing her law degree and obtaining first class honours Kate was granted a training contract at Stephensons.

Kate worked as a graduate paralegal whilst studying the legal practice course ('LPC') at the Chester College of Law for one year prior to commencing her training contract in September 2011. Kate gained a distinction on completing the LPC. Kate completed seats in various departments including LAA employment, conveyancing and criminal departments across the firm before qualifying into the housing law team based in St Helens in September 2013. Kate represents tenants of local authorities, housing associations, registered social landlords and private landlords in a whole host of housing law proceedings. 

Areas of specialism

  • Possession proceedings
  • Homelessness
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions and committal applications
  • Unlawful eviction
  • Disrepair

Cases of note

Kate represented a tenant in an application brought against her by her landlord for an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction, Kate was able to successfully negotiate with the landlord who agreed to withdraw their application against the tenant. 

What our clients think

"Kate Hancock and the team provided an excellent service and clear, jargon-free advice. Highly recommended."

"Highly recommend Stephenson and Ms. Hancock -  Ms Hancock was precise and explained all my options. She gave me advice as to where I could look for evidence. She was quick so that none of my 30 minutes was wasted but I was able to follow what she was saying and there was time for questions. She also allowed me the options of emailing her or calling her back afterwards with questions as I had 6 minutes left. The session was satisfactory."

“Kate has very good communication, good treatment and is very understanding. She definitely knows the law and all the small details, some things I would not think about. I would not hesitate to contact if I needed to. I would recommend to others!"

"I am very pleased with the service Stephensons provided, they where very professional and helpful! I would recommend this company to friends or family needing a solicitor in the future."