Anya Newman

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Business & Property

Anya has a reputation for fighting hard for her clients, thinking well on her feet and being thoroughly prepared. She frequently undertakes boundary dispute matters and cases concerning easements and adverse possession. She has an in-depth understanding of injunction applications and has recently been undertaking work on obtaining an injunction to ensure compliance with the Party Wall Act. She often undertakes work concerning complex inter-familial property disputes. She is regularly instructed to attend mediations and has the ability to think of creative solutions to otherwise intractable disputes.

Anya prides herself on giving practical and straightforward advice and is therefore often instructed from an early stage in proceedings and works alongside solicitors providing advice and assistance throughout the litigation process.

Notable Cases:

Menon (1) Menon (2) and Autumn Days Ltd (3) v Hereford County Council

In this case Mr and Mrs Menon were suing Hereford County Council for around £1m alleging misfeasance in a public office. The losses claimed included loss of profits and damage to goodwill for which four expert witnesses were involved. There was also a claim for exemplary damages. There were live issues of causation and failure to mitigate loss. The matter was factually complex and Anya worked with Hereford for 18 months, providing advice and assistance on the full litigation process. At trial and in the interlocutory Court of Appeal matter Ms Newman was led by Kelvin Rutledge QC. Five of the Local Authority’s officers were named as misfeasant. With a thorough and detailed approach, Anya successfully defeated the case, clearing the officers of wrongdoing.

Ahktar v Malik

In this matter Anya successfully recovered money informally loaned by the claimant to his father in law. There was no written loan agreement, however, Anya successfully argued for her client in light of the other contemporaneous materials which suggested the money transfer was indeed a loan and not a gift as the defendant contended for. The matter was further complicated by late arising equitable issues.

Shakoor v Aktar

In this matter, the trial of which lasted nine days, Anya successfully defeated an occupiers’ attempt to reverse the sale of her property (which was sold at an undervalue) to her landlord. In addition to defeating the claim Anya obtained money judgement, possession and full costs. The matter was complex and hard fought, involving issues of mental capacity. Anya was involved in advising on the matter for over two years.

Abbass v Wahid

Anya appeared for the claimant in this matter which was heard in the High Court. Ms Abbass was claiming for money leant pursuant to a novel loan agreement secured against the defendant’s property with a default provision to sell the property to the Claimant for a fixed price.


BVC Nottingham Law School

LLB Birmingham University


Social Housing Law Association (SHLA)


Chambers & Partners 2019: “She has great technical knowledge and is always helpful and supportive.”

Legal 500 2018: “She has great technical knowledge and always fights her client’s corner.”

Chambers & Partners 2018: “She provides useful, practical advice on the risks and merits of a case, and on how to strengthen a case. She’s very good at cross-examination and has a good rapport with witnesses.”

Legal 500 2017: “Unwavering in her style and no pushover.”

Chambers & Partners 2017:  “Routinely undertakes complex property disputes, antisocial behaviour litigation and possession claims involving human rights issues and the Equality Act.  She makes regular appearances in the High Court.” “Has an excellent rapport with clients and is always prepared to argue fiercely for the outcome desired by those instructing her.”

Chambers & Partners 2016: “She fights tooth and nail for her clients.” “She is a very knowledgeable, very smart young barrister who knows the law, thinks well on her feet and is well prepared. She’s highly respected.”

Chambers & Partners 2015: “She is fresh and determined. She is always enthusiastic, practical and very approachable.” “She has an excellent rapport with clients and is always willing to argue hard for the outcome desired by those instructing her.”

Chambers & Partners 2014: “She is to be highly commended for the quality of the advice, support and guidance we received throughout our particularly difficult case.”

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