Call date: 2009
Areas of Practice
LLM: UCL (Distinction: Ranked 1st in year)
BVC: ICSL (Very Competent)
MA (Hons) Law: University of Cambridge (2:1)
Prince of Wales Scholarship (Major Award): Gray’s Inn
Experience and Expertise
Anna has experience across the range of Chambers’ practice areas. Her practice now primarily focuses on the following areas:
Commercial and Chancery: Anna is instructed in a range of commercial and chancery matters including commercial contract disputes, insolvency matters and professional negligence claims. In 2013 Anna was seconded to Carter-Ruck solicitors for six months, where she developed particular expertise in banking and financial services litigation. Anna’s practice in this area has continued to grow; most recently she has been instructed as Junior Counsel in a number of derivatives mis-selling claims. Anna was recently led by William McCormick QC in Mid-Sussex Homes v RBS/Natwest, an interest rate swap mis-selling case which settled two weeks before trial.
Employment and Discrimination: Anna represents claimants and both public and private sector respondents in the ET and EAT in all types of employment matters, including discrimination, TUPE, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and contractual claims. She has extensive Tribunal advocacy experience and is regularly instructed in multi-day trials and preliminary hearings, but is also highly regarded for the quality of her drafting. Anna has a strong understanding of both the legal framework and the pragmatic operation of employment law and regularly advises clients on a range of employment matters
Media and Defamation: Anna draws upon the expertise in media law she acquired during her LLM in advising and representing clients in defamation proceedings. She is currently instructed as Junior Counsel for twelve defendants in libel proceedings relating to the publication of allegedly defamatory statements within a religious community.
Anna joined Chambers in 2012 upon successful completion of her pupillage. Prior to joining Chambers Anna completed an LLM in Public Law and Media Law.
Before coming to the Bar, Anna interned at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington DC. She debated for the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate, including at the World Universities Debating Championships, and was Director of Debating for the Cambridge Union Society.
Direct Public Access / Pro Bono
Anna is Public Access qualified and will consider accepting instructions directly from both corporate lay clients and members of the public. Anna is also a member of the Bar Pro Bono and Free Representation Units and will consider accepting instructions on a pro bono basis.