Director • Kendal
I specialise in commercial matters (company disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs, shareholder and partnership agreements, business start-ups) and property matters (for business, private individuals and agricultural clients).
Having studied a law degree at Durham University, I qualified as a solicitor with Nabarro LLP in London in 1999. I then joined the commercial property department of Burges Salmon LLP where I became an Associate and latterly worked for the agricultural department. In 2007 I joined Hayton Winkley and became a Director in 2012. I work from both our Kirkby Losndale office and Rural Law Practice at Junction 36. I became a Director in May 2020.
Having developed considerable expertise in commercial, property and agricultural matters, I always aim to combine empathy and understanding with an efficient and practical approach.
I am married with three children and live in Sedbergh - with strong connections to Sedbergh School as I am the wife to one of the Housemasters. I enjoy walking in the fells and am fluent in French often enjoying French holidays with my family.
“ First class service from Kate Seymour, completed very fast. ”
“ As ever, we have been delighted with the services of Kate and all at Thomson Hayton Winkley - our difficult move would not have been possible without all the excellent help. ”
“ Kate Seymour is a rare talent in her field. She is an intuitive and insightful lawyer with a clear understanding of client need combined with a sharp intellect and vigorous attention to detail. I cannot recall an occasion when deadlines have not been met however challenging the project. Her calm efficiency draws upon a strong technical knowledge and she is a credit to the firm. ”
“ Kate did a great job for me and my family, helping with what turned out to be a complicated property sale. She is very professional and displays much more empathy than solicitors I've dealt with in the past. ”
“ Kate was thoughtful, considerate and attentive with excellent communication skills. She kept us thoroughly up to date and reassured us every step of the way. We would definitely recommend her and, in fact, already have. ”
“ We were impressed by the courteous, effective and reasonable service of THW. The council were dilatory but persistence on the part of THW paid dividends. ”
“ Kate Seymour was friendly, patient and efficient ”
“ Kate and her secretary were very good, they talked in a simple understanding manner. Thank you ”
“ I would definitely recommend Thomson Hayton Winkley to someone else. Sara Fletcher and Kate Seymour and their secretaries were brilliant - a big "thank you" to them both! ”
“ I would rate the service we received as excellent. ”
“ All very satisfactory, many thanks. ”
“ Kate did a great job of dealing with the matter to meet our preferred completion date, and her secretary Tracy helped us a great deal. Thank you. ”
“ Excellent, prompt and efficient service. ”
“ Kate and Suzie gave detailed legal advice with clear motivations and direction. This was supported by great sensitivity and treading lightly through what was a very upsetting and emotionally challenging case for me. Thank you ”
“ Everything was as efficient as usual - thank you ”
“ We were very pleased with the service provided by all staff throughout our sale and purchase. Many thanks. ”
“ Kate Seymour did an excellent job. ”
“ Kate, Karen and Tracy have been brilliant. Thank you! ”
“ Kate understands our operations and strategic priorities fully. Her professionalism and expertise is greatly valued as a trusted advisor. ”
“ A seamless transaction. Entirely satisfactory in every respect ”
“ I have to thank all the people (Kate, Kath, Heather & Lauren)who really helped us through a very difficult time. They were all so helpful and friendly at all times. If only all solicitors were like you! ”
“ Kate has been excellent and made the process very easy and explained everything simply. Extremely efficient, polite and expert service! Thank you so much Kate! ”
“ Kate acted on our behalf - a prolonged negotiation and we simply cannot praise Kate enough. Kate worked so, so hard on our behalf and at all times was so patient and understanding. Her expertise and advice were invaluable. Her control of all parties was amazing and we are so grateful for her help. Kate was superb. ”
“ Kate as always was great. She made everything run so smoothly and all went well. Thank you for everything. ”
“ Fantastic service - thank you. Kate Seymour and her team were quite simply outstanding. Thank you. ”
“ We feel that the service we received from everyone at J36 has surpassed our expectations. Friendly, professional and approachable at all times. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thank you especially Kath & Kate! ”