Anna accepts instructions in a range of Chambers’ specialisms, including Court of Protection, employment, commercial, public, housing and family law.
As well as practising as a barrister in England and Wales, Anna is admitted as an attorney in New York State and a solicitor in England and Wales. She speaks Spanish and French, and is therefore well-placed to assist in cases involving Spanish or French-language elements and / or New York State or US constitutional law.
Having worked in international human rights courts and at an international law firm, Anna’s practice spans both public and private law matters. Anna is currently instructed as junior Counsel to Francis Hoar in a judicial review challenging the lawfulness of the ‘lockdown’ regulations imposed as a result of the coronavirus epidemic. Anna also accepts instructions through the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme. Please see further detail of her work below.
- Court of Protection
Anna accepts instructions in both health and welfare cases and property and affairs cases. She has experience of cases concerning deprivation of liberty, residence, social and health care, and appointing deputies, amongst others. Anna is adept at advising on the human rights issues at stake, having gained a broad experience of these issues from her work in international courts.
Anna represents clients at all stages in proceedings, including preliminary hearings, judicial assessments, and final hearings. She is regularly instructed to draft statements of case and has acted and advised in cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, and wrongful termination, amongst others. Anna has been at the fore of the spate of cases arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and has advised and acted in cases involving furlough fraud, health and safety dismissals, and dismissals relating to the inability to secure childcare during lockdown.
- Public Law & Human Rights
Anna gained a wide experience of judicial reviews during pupillage, including challenges to local authorities’ care packages, adult social care charging policies, and decisions relating to providing local authority support under s.17 or providing accommodation under s.20 of the Children Act 1989. Anna recently acted as junior counsel to Sarah Salmon in a judicial review concerning the interaction between provisions of the Children Act 1989, ss. 111 and 222, Local Government Act 1972, s.1, Localism Act 2011 and the Fraud Act 2006.
Prior to pupillage, Anna spent a year working in the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Anna also takes an interest in Business and Human Rights and has assisted in drafting guidelines for transactional lawyers and attended roundtables to develop ‘best practices’ for law firms assisting international businesses.
Anna spent two years working at an international law firm in London where she gained experience in contentious insolvency, banking, and planning and environment law. She worked on a range of commercial disputes and arbitrations, including in the oil and gas, financial, and hospitality sectors. Anna is well placed to accept instructions in commercial disputes, particularly insolvency, contractual, and financial regulatory disputes.
Anna has experience of acting at all stages of private and public children cases, as well as applications made under the Family Law Act 1996. In all family cases she aims to give clear and practical advice, while empathising with the emotional backdrop of the case.
- Housing & Property
Anna gained a wealth of experience in housing law during pupillage. She gained particular expertise in equality and discrimination issues arising in landlord / tenant disputes, in addition to anti-social behaviour and disrepair issues. She also gained experience in boundary disputes and rights of way.
Bar Transfer Test (BPP) (2019)
LL.M. (Columbia Law School) (2018)
Legal Practice Course (University of Law) (2014)
Graduate Diploma in Law (City University) (2013)
BA Modern and Medieval Languages, French & Spanish (University of Cambridge) (2012)
Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship, Columbia Law School (2018)
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School (2018)
Debbie Phillips Award, Insolvency Law Association (2017)
Entrance Scholarship, Columbia Law School (2017)
Stan Marsh Scholarship, Association of Law Teachers (2016)
First Prize, Junior Lawyers Division Essay Competition, Law Society of England and Wales (2015)
Second Prize, Graham Turnbull Human Rights Essay Competition, Law Society of England and Wales (2015)
First Prize, European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, European Law Students Association (2014)
Lord Haldane Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2012)
College Prize for First-Class examination results, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2012)
Hunter Senior Scholarship for First Class examination results, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2010)
- Memberships and Associations
Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Family Law Bar Association
Junior Lawyers Committee Member, Human Rights Law Association
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