Anne Willatt is a dispute resolution lawyer with a focus on resolving complex and high-value disputes. She has acted for large corporations and individuals in a wide range of matters including contractual disputes and contentious insolvency matters.
Anne is currently acting for the liquidators of the BHS group of companies on its high-profile investigations into one of the largest retail collapses in the United Kingdom. Anne's other recent experience includes advising: an international hotel operator in relation to a management agreement dispute, two high net worth individuals in a conspiracy action commenced by the liquidator of a state-owned banking institution, and on breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Prior to joining the London Office, Anne practiced in Jones Day's Sydney Office, where she worked on disputes with a particular focus in the projects and infrastructure sector. Her experience during this time included a series of successful adjudication applications for a contractor in relation to the Gladstone LNG Project (which recovered approximately $500 million) and several related proceedings in the Queensland Supreme Court, as well as disputes related to the Wiggins Island Export Terminal, the Australia Pacific LNG Project, and various public sector building projects.
- College of Law (Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2015); Queensland University of Technology (Bachelor of Laws with first class honours 2014 and Bachelor of Creative Industries with distinction 2014)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia