St Ives Chambers

Anya Newman

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Practice Areas

Social Housing, Chancery and Commercial


Anya Newman is a specialist Housing law practitioner who prides herself on her ability to understand her client’s objectives and give practical advice, enabling clients to achieve the best possible outcome in the most efficient manner. She is known as a ferocious advocate and fights hard for her clients. She frequently undertakes possession claims involving complex succession arguments or difficult human rights and Equality Act 2010 elements, in addition to judicial review work, disrepair and homelessness cases including matters involving the traveller community.

Anya has developed a substantial Local Government litigation practice across a range of disciplines having been led by Joseph Giret QC in a ground breaking cross-county application to prevent car cruising and its associated nuisances across the Black Country, for which she received an award from West Midlands Police. She has also been led by Kelvin Rutledge QC in the successful defence of a care home owner’s claim for the £1m loss of profits following alleged misfeasance in public office.

Professional Memberships

Social Housing Law Association