Kate Mallaband

Role: Partner
Dept: Commercial Property
Location: Kendal
Direct Dial: 01539 767002
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Kate heads up the commercial property team in Cumbria.  A highly experienced and expert commercial property solicitor, she is based in our Kendal office in Cumbria. Kate advises on a wide range of property issues faced by investors, developers, landlords and tenants and commercial lenders in and around Cumbria.

Kate is recommended as a key lawyer in the 2020 Legal 500 rankings.


Kate has particular expertise in landlord and tenant matters and large scale commercial property estate and portfolio management, particularly for retailers. She deals with all types of freehold and leasehold acquisitions, disposals and dealings with an emphasis on providing practical and commercially astute advice to businesses and individuals in a timely manner. Kate also regularly advises on the property aspects of corporate sales and purchases and secured lending and refinancing transactions but also development transactions including options, conditional contracts and statutory agreements.


Kate joined Napthens in 2016 from Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand whom she joined in 2011, becoming partner in June 2013.  Prior to this Kate spent 7 years at top 100 Law Firm Gordons in Leeds.  Kate qualified as a solicitor in 2006, having graduated with an MA (Hons) in Modern History from the University of St Andrews and undertaking her LPC with distinction at the College of Law, York.

Memberships and Awards

Lancashire Forum, Lancaster University Management School

More about Kate Mallaband

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Exacting.  Approachable. Driven.

Which actor would you choose to play you on TV or film?
Kate Winslet

What is your proudest achievement?
I completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

And what would go in your Room 101?
Baked beans