Kate Silverman Partner

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Contact Details

“The "very well regarded" Kate Silverman of Blake Morgan is experienced in advising registered providers and local authorities on development and regeneration projects. Clients describe her as "very practical and knowledgeable."”

Chambers and Partners 2019
Kate is an experienced social housing lawyer who specialises in complex mixed use development, regeneration and joint ventures. 

Main areas of practice

Kate has over 17 years' experience advising on public private real estate projects and regeneration transactions, mixed use mixed tenure development, extra care and supported housing.


Kate acts for a wide range of Registered Providers, Charities and Local Authorities and public/private Joint Ventures.

Significant experience

  • Acting for the public/private joint venture in connection with a 500 unit estate regeneration scheme including new hotel, new community centre, district heating system and commercial space
  • Acting for a local authority in the part refurbishment and part new build  of an disused library and theatre to form a new public library and arts house cinema
  • Acting for the public/private joint venture on a complex estate infill regeneration scheme including devising innovative estate management arrangements
  • Acting for a Registered Provider in connection with the acquisition and development of a new state of the art extra care facility providing independent dementia friendly flats, public café, residents' bar, hairdresser with onsite support
  • Acting for a local authority in respect of the Big Lottery grant funded refurbishment of 14 children's centres   
  • Acting for world renowned children's hospital charity in connection with the purchase of parent and child accommodation

Other expertise

Complex development, local authority law, charity law.


Kate’s Blog

"No homes for nurses", bridging the gap between social housing and the NHS

Driven by austerity, there are changes afoot in the NHS that present significant opportunities for housing associations to work more closely with the NHS in England.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Developers are warned by the Court of Appeal not to take the law into their own hands

Local authorities will be pleased to note that the Court of Appeal accepts that they only have to consider planning issues when presented with a planning application.

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for the minimum wage?

In HR Magazine, Holly Cudbill, considers the vexed question of whether employees who undertake sleep-in shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) throughout the entire time they are asleep, or only when they are awake to carry out duties.

The Housing White Paper

Tim Miles discusses the Housing White Paper that was released in Feb 2017 and the impact that this will have on the housing market.

The Draft Wales Bill

What is the significance of the provisions in the Bill? This is a draft Bill published by the Secretary of State for Wales, rather than a Bill proper. It is being consulted on, in advance of introducing a Bill proper sometime early in the new year.