Anna McKenna QC

She eloquently delivers sound, focused arguments and is a woman of great dynamism.
 
 
Chambers and Partners

Main areas of practice:

  • Public Law Child Care – especially concerning medical FII, NAI, infanticide, Child Trafficking, sexual abuse and serious neglect.
  • Private Law Child Care – International residence and contact disputes.
  • Ancillary Relief

Anna is a leading children public law junior who has been engaged  in a  number cases which have involved FII, NAI, infanticide, Child Trafficking and sexual abuse. Anna has a  wide experience acting for public bodies, CAFCASS and parents.  Anna is  ranked by Chambers and Partners 2015 as a leading junior in the category of Family / Matrimonial; Professionals say of Anna “She eloquently delivers sound, focused arguments and is a woman of great dynamism.”  Anna’s practice extends to private law children work, particularly in cases concerning international removal and also financial remedy work and child abduction.

Cases of interest:

  • M-F (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 991 (15 July 2014)  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/991.html
  • V (A Child), Re Court of Appeal (Civil Division), 19 November 2013 [2013] EWCA Civ 1649
  • B (A Child) (Care Proceedings: Appeal), Re Supreme Court, 12 June 2013 [2013] UKSC 33; [2013] H.R.L.R. 29; [2013] 3 All E.R. 929; [2013] 2 F.L.R. 1075; [2013] 2 F.C.R. 525; [2013] 1 W.L.R. 1911; [2013] Fam. Law 946; (2013) 157(24) S.J.L.B. 37  http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2013/33.html
  • L (A Child) (Interim Care Order: Extended Family), Re Court of Appeal (Civil Division), 13 March 2013 [2013] EWCA Civ 179; [2013] 2 F.L.R. 302; [2013] Fam. Law 672; (2013) 157(11) S.J.L.B. 31  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2013/179.html
  • B (A Child) (Care Proceedings: Appeal), Re Court of Appeal (Civil Division), 14 November 2012 [2012] EWCA Civ 1475; [2013] 2 F.L.R. 388; [2013] Fam. Law 139  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1475.html
  • WSCC v M Family Division, 30 July 2010 [2010] EWHC 1914 (Fam); [2011] 1 F.L.R. 188; [2010] Fam. Law 1267  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2010/1914.html