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Annika is a senior associate in our London Real Estate team and advises on planning and consents.

Annika advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious planning law, including planning applications and planning agreements, environmental impact assessment, compulsory purchase, highways agreements, the community infrastructure levy and public inquiries. Annika has particular experience advising in relation to high-profile and politically sensitive regeneration projects.

Annika also works closely with her real estate, finance and corporate colleagues in relation to the planning aspects of property acquisitions, disposals and financings.

For six months in 2013-2014, Annika was seconded to developer Lendlease, where she assisted the development team, in particular with projects at the Timberyard, Deptford and Elephant and Castle.

Annika's experience includes advising:

  • Brockton Capital on the redevelopment of Newcombe House in Notting Hill, Kensington and Chelsea, including in relation to a Mayoral call-in and public inquiry

  • Argent Related on planning and infrastructure aspects in relation to the regeneration of Tottenham Hale to bring forward a residential-led development, including 1,030 new homes

  • Muse Developments in relation to the regeneration of Lewisham Gateway to bring forward a mixed-use development

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Club regarding the compulsory purchase of land to bring forward the Northumberland Development Project (including the proposed new stadium for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club)

  • Lendlease on the acquisition of land at the Timberyard, Deptford and its plans to bring forward a residential-led development on the site, including 1,132 new homes

  • Carraig Investments on the redevelopment of the Knightsbridge Estate in Knightsbridge, London

  • Southbank Centre on its restoration of the Royal Festival Hall and ongoing transformation of the South Bank.




Annika holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne. Annika also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law (Melbourne).