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Annie Townley

Call: 2018

Annie Townley is in the Business & Property Group at No5 and accepts instructions in all areas of commercial disputes.

Annie appears in the County Court and High Court on trials, interlocutory applications, CMC, CCMC, Winders List, Bankruptcy List and possession hearings.

Expertise

Business & Property

Annie is in the Business and Property Group at No5 and accepts instructions in all areas of commercial disputes.

Annie appears in the County Court and High Court on trials, interlocutory applications, CMC, CCMC, Winders List, Bankruptcy List and possession hearings.

Recently Annie has acted in claims relating to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Negligence
  • Return of a deposit under a commercial lease
  • Relief from forfeiture
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • Possession proceedings
  • TOLATA proceedings
  • secret commission claims
  • Professional negligence
  • misrepresentation
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family Dependants) Act 1975 • boundary disputes
  • Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977
  • Sporting rights
  • Prescriptive rights and easements

Insolvency

Annie regularly appears in the Winding up list and bankruptcy list. She has dealt with orders for sale by trustees in bankruptcy and applications to set aside statutory demands.

Annie acted as a junior, led by Alexander Heylin, on a 10 day High Court trial in a case where liquidators were claiming £3m under section 213 Fraudulent Trading, section 238 Transactions at an undervalue, Dishonest Assistance and a claim under section 39 of the Financial Services and Marketing Act. Alexander and Annie successfully defended the claim on behalf of the 6th and 7th Respondents.

Professional Negligence

Annie has acted and advised in professional negligence disputes in a number of areas including in claims against solicitors, surveyors and professional advisors, including in the pension context.

Real Estate

Annie has acted and advised on a number of both residential and commercial property disputes including:

  • boundary disputes
  • forfeiture and relief from forfeiture extension of leases
  • legal and equitable easements prescriptive rights
  • adverse possession licence agreements

Inheritance Act Disputes

Annie has acted in a number of cases relating to the Inheritance (Provision for Family Dependants) Act 1975, disputes between beneficiaries and executors concerning the administration of the estate and disputes between beneficiaries and trustees in co-ownership disputes.

In a recent case, Annie has acted for a husband in a disputed claim against his deceased wife’s estate, securing over half a million pounds at a successful mediation.

Annie has acted for Claimants and Defendants in TOLATA disputes between co-owners as well as claims for constructive and resulting trusts.

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  • BA (hons) in Classics – Kings College London
  • GDL – City, University of London
  • BPTC – City, University of London

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Clerk Team

Danny Griffiths

Director of Clerking (Birmingham)

danielg@no5.com

07960 831815

Jordan Zaza

Business & Property Clerk

jordanz@no5.com

Daniel Birch

Business & Property Clerk

danielbirch@no5.com

Olivia McIntyre

Business & Property Clerk

oliviam@no5.com

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