Anita Rivera


Mishcon de Reya

Anita is a Partner and Head of Planning in Mishcon de Reya's Real Estate department. Her team advises leading commercial and residential property developers, property companies, investment funds and high net worth individuals on a broad range of planning matters.

Anita advises clients on strategic planning approaches to maximise value, create flexibility and minimise risk and development costs. She finds solutions to complex planning issues and regularly advises on planning appeals and challenges, planning, highway and development agreements, community infrastructure levy, assets of community value, planning policy, environmental impact assessments, listed buildings, planning enforcement, town and village greens, CPOs, certificates of lawfulness and other public law matters.

Anita also sits within Mishcon Purpose – which provides strategic Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) advice and purpose-driven insight to help clients navigate the opportunities and risks presented by a rapidly changing world. 

Anita is ranked as a Leader in her Field in Chambers & Partners 2022, where she is also described as a " huge asset on cases". It adds that clients say "the advice she gives is very timely, and is always given with a commercial angle". Legal 500 2022 states that "Anita Rivera is tenacious, creative and committed. She is someone you definitely want on your side rather than as your opponent.