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

Land gifted by benefactor for use as school reverted back to his descendants when school replaced

The Court of Appeal clarified the legal position under legislation from a very different era but whose terms remain relevant and are still being felt today, and local authorities will need to take note with their educational buildings.

Lessons Learned in 2018

This year there have been some interesting cases looking at the conduct of local authorities and creditors when commencing bankruptcy proceedings or serving court documents on debtors.

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.