Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Social Housing - Midlands (Bar)
Routinely undertakes complex property disputes, anti-social behaviour litigation and possession claims involving human rights issues and the Equality Act. She makes regular appearances in the High Court and is also noted for her judicial review work and homelessness advice. She has significant experience of housing issues relating to the Traveller community.
Strengths: "She is incredibly knowledgeable and won't take nonsense from the other side. She is very competent, approachable and practical."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of Leasowe Community Homes in a successful attempt to recover possession of a property let to two defendants, one of whom had served a notice to quit and been rehoused but sought to re-enter the property and retract her notice.
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Anya Newman is a specialist Housing law practitioner who prides herself on her ability to understand her client’s objectives and give clear, 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 mobile homes and the travelling community.
Anya has developed a substantial Local Government litigation practice across a range of disciplines and is being led by Joseph Giret QC in a ground breaking cross-county matter to try to resolve car cruising and its associated nuisances in the Black Country. She has also received an award from West Midlands Police for her work on preventing car-cruising nuisance. She has experience of high value litigation and has been led in the High Court by Kelvin Rutledge QC in the successful defence of a care home owner’s claim for £1m loss of profits following alleged misfeasance in public office.