Partner, Head of Real Estate Litigation
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Andrew Walker joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys as partner and Head of Real Estate Litigation at the start of 2017. Based in our Cheltenham office, he brings with him a wealth of experience with global and national law firms.
With a high profile in his field and strong connections with many institutional commercial property clients, Andrew has worked in London, Leeds, Manchester and most recently Birmingham. He has been mentioned regularly in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 legal directories, leading real estate litigation teams for firms recognised both nationally and internationally.
Andrew has run a broad practice, advising clients on how to avoid, manage and resolve real estate issues and disputes including dealing with court proceedings, arbitration, mediation and references to independent experts to achieve the clients’ objectives in a cost effective manner.
He has considerable experience in acting for a range of clients including institutional investors (on their major real estate investment portfolios), developers, banks (on their own and also their debt portfolios), corporate and charity owners and occupiers of real estate.
Among the issues Andrew regularly handles are:
- Real estate issues (such as those arising from development agreements, option and overage provisions, rights of light, restrictive covenants, nuisance and trespassers);
- Landlord and tenant issues including commercial lease renewals, breach of lease covenants, mixed use schemes (ie commercial and residential) including the statutory right of pre-emption and tenant default;
- Insolvency of borrowers, tenants and landlords;
- Professional negligence claims (for real estate advice given) against solicitors and surveyors and contentious planning matters.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys time with his young family in Ross on Wye, together with some clay shooting, developing his interest in music and cars and looking after the alpacas.
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