Anna McKenna QC

She eloquently delivers sound, focused arguments and is a woman of great dynamism.
 
 
Chambers and Partners
Call: 1994
Silk: 2017
0207 936 1500

Main areas of practice:

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

Anna is a QC specialising in private and public law children cases. Anna deals with international and domestic contact and care disputes. She is renowned for successfully managing complex public law  cases involving FII, NAI, infanticide, Child Trafficking and sexual abuse. Anna has a  wide experience acting for high profile private individuals, public bodies, victims and perpetrators of sexual and physical abuse and CAFCASS.  Anna is ranked by Chambers and Partners 2017; Professionals say of Anna, “An excellent barrister for children’s cases. Charming and persuasive but can be tough when required. However nightmarish the case, there’s a sense of relief when she’s on your side.” and “She eloquently delivers sound, focused arguments and is a woman of great dynamism.”

Cases of interest:

  • AS v TH (False Allegations of Abuse) [2016] EWHC 532 (Fam)
  • 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