Anna is a specialist family law barrister with a busy practice encompassing divorce, matrimonial finance, private and public law children work and child abduction. She has experience appearing at all levels up to and including representing clients in the High Court and is equally happy appearing in her own right or being led as junior counsel.
Anna regularly speaks at Family Law conferences and has written articles for Family Law Week and Family Law Journal.
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 (including disputes over issues such as schooling, holidays and name changes). She has a particular interest in domestic and international relocation proceedings. Anna has conducted multi–day fact finding hearings within Children Act proceedings involving serious allegations of abuse, and has acted in a number of cases involving the appointment of a children’s guardian. She regularly represents vulnerable clients.
Anna 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.
Anna is qualified to mediate in both financial and child related disputes.
Reputation & Awards
‘Great with all types of clients. Anna’s preparation is always very thorough and advocacy in court is faultless. ’Legal 500, 2022 - Rising Star
‘Anna is our first port of call when looking for a young barrister but one with experience beyond her years of call. Anna is persuasive in court, confident in her knowledge and well-liked by clients. She is certainly ahead of her peers in her skill-set’ – Partner, Rayden Solicitors
‘I find Anna to be a confident and capable advocate and when I instruct her I know that my clients are in safe hands. I believe Anna’s professionalism, knowledge and expertise are beyond her years. Her outstanding client care skills enable her to establish a rapport with clients from the very first time that they meet. She is thorough in her preparation and is understanding of the difficulties clients are experiencing, resulting in clients receiving supportive, balanced and well-informed advice.’ – Managing Associate, Freeths Solicitors
‘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
Awards and Scholarships
- Family Law Awards: Shortlisted for Young Family Law Barrister of the Year 2019
- 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