Anne Waltham Consultant

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1982 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Anne Waltham

Anne Waltham identifies and minimises the impact of risks or vulnerabilities in real estate transactions, ensuring that clients are made aware of any potential dangers.

She also helps clients to manage disputes commercially and cost-effectively, including by alternative dispute resolution.

Real estate litigation moves with the health of the property market. So the emphasis can range from development-related disputes through to insolvency matters. Whatever the circumstances, with over 30 years' experience in real estate litigation under her belt, Anne can provide insightful, practical and commercial advice across the whole spectrum of issues.


Anne enjoyed analysing and getting to grips with complex rights of light issues, and working with the BPF to help the Law Commission on proposed reforms.

It was also hugely satisfying and rewarding for her to lead the fantastic team working on the Manchester Ship Canal Development and IGas protest action. She was flattered to be asked to deliver one of the prestigious Blundell Property Law lectures in 2013, along with Nicholas Dowding KC, although the actual experience was a little scary!


Royal London; JLP/Waitrose; Ballymore; JP Morgan, Hines, Ipsos Mori.


Handling a number of rights of light claims arising out of city centre developments for both developers (including Hines, Development Securities and Royal London) and potential claimants.

Acting for landowners facing environmental protests, including obtaining a wide possession order, anti-trespass and a protection from harassment injunction for Eon relating to Kingsnorth power station. Acting for Manchester Ship Canal Developments and Peel and IGas Energy Plc, after a camp set up at Barton Moss to protest against exploratory drilling works.

Securing vacant possession of a multi-let building in Liverpool for Royal London, in preparation for the demolition of the existing building, and the re-development and letting to the UK arm of the US fashion retailer, Forever 21.

Providing urgent advice to BNP Paribas Securities Trust following the collapse of part of a roof at Langney Shopping Centre, Eastbourne, including advice on potential liabilities. Anne worked alongside the client's other external lawyers and professional team.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2019
      Legal 500 2019 Leading Individuals - Property Litigation
    • Rankings & Awards
      Chambers (UK) 2020 - Real estate litigation: London - Band 2
  • 2018

    • Career
      April 2018
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, consultant
    • Rankings & Awards
      Chambers UK 2019 (Real Estate Litigation: London) - Band 2
    • Rankings & Awards
      Legal 500 - 2018 - Leading individual (Property Litigation)
    • Rankings & Awards
      The Legal 500 United Kingdom Hall of Fame
  • 2016

    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
    • Rankings & Awards
      Leading individual, Legal 500 - Real estate litigation
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
  • 2003

    • Career
      Wragge & Co, partner
  • 1998

    • Career
      Lovells, partner
  • 1989

    • Career
      Lovell White Durrant, assistant solicitor
  • 1985

    • Career
      Linklaters & Paines, assistant solicitor
  • 1982

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      Lecturer at College of Law
  • 1980

    • Career
      Articled at Taylor Tyrrell Lewis & Craig
  • 1979

    • Education
      University of London, King's College, LLB