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!
Anne has been listed over consecutive years in the Legal 500 "Hall of Fame" and as a "Senior Statesperson" in Chambers.
Royal London; Ministry of Defence; 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.
Leading the legal team acting for the Ministry of Defence against Annington Property Limited in a series of high profile rent review arbitrations concerning its Service Family Accommodation portfolio comprising approximately 38,000 houses across over 400 sites. This involved working closely with expert witnesses across different disciplines and a team of three KCs and several Junior Counsel. Much of the work was carried out against tight deadlines and over the periods of lockdown, which brought with it additional challenges.