Antonia Halker

Called in 2007

Areas of Practice
Business & Commercial, Property, Landlord & Tenant, Direct Public Access Barristers, Insolvency

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Practice Profile

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Antonia practices in all areas of commercial chancery litigation, specialising in property and insolvency.


Her property work includes all aspects of commercial and residential landlord and tenant, trespass, dilapidations and disrepair, lease renewals, TOLATA claims, adverse possession, nuisance claims, service charges and boundary disputes.


Antonia has been instructed in numerous commercial disputes including breach of contract, professional negligence, misrepresentation and Consumer Credit Act claims and has represented many clients in obtaining injunctions and damages. A recent ex parte application involved the repossession of a church. 


Antonia’s recent insolvency work includes successfully setting aside statutory demands, defending bankruptcy petitions, applications to annul, vesting order applications and resisting the presentation of winding up petitions.


Antonia is commended by clients for her attention to detail and approachability.  She quickly gains the appreciation of what the client wants to achieve providing pragmatic advice.  Antonia has been regularly praised for her forceful and persuasive advocacy.


In appropriate circumstances, Antonia accepts direct access instructions and also offers continuing education seminars.


Notable Cases

 

Bowes v Norman

Successfully represented the Claimant in a TOLATA matter in obtaining a declaration that a property was owned in equal shares and an order for sale.

 

Bright Buy v Bruce

Acted for the Defendant who asserted an unfair relationship pursuant to S140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in defence to a claim for possession.

 

Bouchiba v Turner

Represented the Defendant in TOLATA proceedings concerning sale of a property and equitable accounting.

 

Arora v Yazdi

Successfully represented the Applicant in reducing service charges payable by a residential long leaseholder in proceedings before the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

 

Varghai v Foster

Represented the Defendants in opposing a claim for possession on the basis of a counterclaim for disrepair.

 

Mallatratt v Broadbent

Successfully asserted that an interest under a charge is an “Interest in a dwelling house” for the purposes of S283A of the Insolvency Act 1986

 

Reported Cases

 

[2019] EWHC 1229 (TCC)

(1) MANSING MOORJANI (2) SAMIR YOUSF (3) LENA YOUSF (4) NADIA SEIFELDIN V (1) DURBAN ESTATES LTD (2) IVOR COURT FREEHOLD LTD (2019)

Represented the 1st Claimant (leaseholder) in opposing an application by the 1st Defendant (freeholder) to strike out his claim for damages following the freeholder’s alleged breach of its repairing obligations on the basis that it was barred by cause of action estoppel and merger


Memberships

 

Lincoln’s Inn

Property Bar Association

Women in Property

LCLCBA

 

Education

 

BVC The College of Law (Bloomsbury)

MA Hons (Oxford University – Hertford College) Jurisprudence

Berkhamsted School

 

Languages

 

Italian - Intermediate


direct access

Antonia is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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Contact

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5 Pump Court

Temple, London

EC4Y 7AP

T 020 7353 2532

F 020 7353 5321

E clerks@5pumpcourt.com

Document Exchange

LDE 497 Chancery Lane

Hours

8.30 am until 7.00 pm

Urgent out-of-hours

07976 368031

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