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Amy-Jane Westaway

Associate (FCILEx)


Areas of expertise: Real estate litigation


Amy-Jane is an associate in the real estate litigation team based in London. She deals with disputes involving residential real estate and social housing, and has experience working on a wide variety of claims, including possessions, boundary disputes, disrepair, access injunctions, neighbour disputes and adverse possession. 

She has advocacy experience, having attended County Court hearings on behalf of clients, including possession hearings and injunction hearings (made both on a with and without notice basis). Amy-Jane has also completed an accredited mediation course with the London School of Mediators, and seeks to reach pragmatic solutions for clients.   

While previously working in dispute resolution, acting and advising upon a variety of contentious matters including property disputes, contract and franchise disputes and debt recovery matters, Amy-Jane qualified as a chartered legal executive in October 2020. After six years of working in dispute resolution, she moved to the social housing sector, dealing with an array of social housing issues including possessions, anti-social behaviour injunctions, access injunctions and committal proceedings. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in August 2023. 

Recent work highlights

  • Obtaining a possession order against a tenant who had been unlawfully subletting a social housing property, including an order for the tenant to pay a significant sum to the landlord for unlawful profit made, as well as an order to pay the rent arrears owed.
  • Assisting a client in a contested adverse possession claim concerning several parcels of land within a large farming estate.
  • Advising clients faced with the threat of an application being made by their neighbour pursuant to the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992, requesting access to their home for the purpose of undertaking works to neighbouring property.
  • Assisting on a case concerning a dispute between owners of significant neighbouring estates involving trespass, nuisance and contested claims for adverse possession.
  • Advising the freeholder of a large block of residential flats as to their options in relocating parking spaces which fall within the scope of the land demised to the leaseholders pursuant to their lease(s) to comply with fire safety recommendations.

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