Anna joined 1 King’s Bench Walk as a tenant in October 2017 following her pupillage. Prior to joining 1 King’s Bench Walk she was a paralegal in the family law department of a busy law firm, dealing directly with clients in financial remedy, private law children and care proceedings. Anna practices in all areas of family law and has experience appearing at all levels, up to and including representing clients in the High Court.
Anna acts in all aspects of family finance proceedings, including financial remedies and Schedule 1 of the Children Act. She has experience dealing with cases involving substantial assets, third party interventions and jurisdictional disputes.
Anna is also available to act in contested divorce proceedings.
Anna regularly acts in applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders. She also has experience of international and domestic relocation proceedings. Anna has conducted multi–day fact finding hearings within Children Act proceedings, involving serious allegations of abuse, and has experience representing a number of vulnerable clients.
Anna regularly acts in public law children proceedings on behalf of Local Authorities, parents, guardians and extended family members. During her pupillage she was involved in a number of complex cases including non–accidental injury and sexual abuse.
Anna appears in the High Court in cases involving international child abduction.
Reputation & Awards
‘A wise head on young shoulders. Anna is professional, sympathetic and empathetic and with her combination of natural talent and hard work she will do her very best for any client’– Partner, Attwaters Jameson Hill
‘I have instructed Anna on a number of cases since her recent call to the bar and prior to that as a pupil barrister. Her thorough preparation and calm, and knowledgeable approach inspires confidence in clients and I have received 100% feedback together with some very satisfactory outcomes in cases which were not necessarily straightforward. Her high standard of work belies her newly–called status’ – Solicitor, Gisby Harrison
‘Anna is very able counsel showing expertise in grasping complex issues both in financial and children matters. She also is able to communicate with clients well and put them at ease when in a highly anxious state. A pleasure to work with and a true professional.’ – Partner, Shortlands
‘A wise head on young shoulders. Anna is professional, sympathetic and empathetic and with her combination of natural talent and hard work she will do her very best for any client’ – Partner, Attwaters Jameson Hill
‘Anna has proven herself to be a very knowledgeable and talented junior. Her professional and sensitive approach enables her to build good working relationships with clients, putting them at ease at what is often a difficult and emotional time. Anna is a confident and robust advocate who prepares thoroughly, never losing sight of the key issues involved, and always strives to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. Anna is a pleasure to work with and a barrister that I would not hesitate to recommend.’ – Solicitor, Baxter Harries
Awards and Scholarships
Middle Temple: Astbury Scholarship
- BPP University; BPTC; Outstanding
- University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College; BA (Hons) Law; 2.1
- ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
- Family Law Bar Association
- Young Legal Aid Lawyers
- Honourable Society of Middle Temple