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Andrew Walker

Partner, Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution Dispute Resolution

About me

As head of the Real Estate Litigation team, I use my 26 years’ experience in the field to help corporates and individuals to solve their property issues.

Prevention is better than cure, so I often advise my clients on how to avoid disputes first of all and then manage them effectively should they happen. To keep things as cost effective as I can, I help clients to solve cases via arbitration and mediation, but if it comes to court, I’ll ensure that proceedings go as smoothly as possible.

I often work with occupiers, developers and investors in the real estate sector, from corporates and retailers to charities, educational establishments and nursing homes. Having worked in the City for a number of years, I’ve developed strong connections with many companies, and use the expertise I’ve gained to successfully navigate a wide range of real estate issues such as insolvency, landlord and tenant disputes, and professional negligence claims.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, together with some clay shooting and developing my interest in music and cars.

Legal 500 - Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker is hugely experienced in property litigation, based on his long career in city and UK-wide firms. Really knows his stuff, both legally and especially commercially.
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Firm but fair approach to recovering possession

A client trying to sell their nursing home was faced with having to recover possession from one elderly resident, and our dispute resolution team stepped in to help. The team in Cheltenham found that the elderly resident concerned was causing major issues with the other residents and staff at the nursing home and making damaging allegations within the home and publicly. They adopted a firm but fair approach with the resident over a set time scale, using a formal process in tandem with direct sensitive approaches by the client. Coupled with a refusal to be deflected, the team’s support for staff and the client, including providing a script of what should be said and written, their approach succeeded in ending the residency and recovering possession. The client said: “On behalf of the trustees, I would like to thank you and the rest of the team for all the hard work that you have put into this and the support you offered in what has been a very difficult time.”
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Keep hold of any relevant paperwork or emails, and make notes at any meetings you attend.

If you don’t seek legal advice early, you may lose the opportunity to seek a different and more effective resolution

Be clear on what you want to achieve, or at least talk to me about what might be possible, so that I can prepare an appropriate strategy for you.

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How much will it cost?

At the outset, there are usually too many unknown factors to give anything but an indication of the final costs, but I will give a budget for the initial steps and stick to it.

How long will it take?

It’s impossible to give anything but a sound indication at the outset, as every case is different.

Am I going to win?

Once we have considered all the key points and evidence, we can form a practical view of the prospects and plan the way forward.

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