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.

 

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

‘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

Education

  • BPP University; BPTC; Outstanding
  • University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College; BA (Hons) Law; 2.1
  • ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

Professional Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • Resolution
  • Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Privacy Notice

Please click here 

 

Print PDF Back to index

https://www.1kbw.co.uk | clerks@1kbw.co.uk | 020 7936 1500 | Copyright 1 King's Bench Walk 2020

Close X

1 King’s Bench Walk reopened on Monday 6th July 2020

 

1KBW is pleased to announce that, following a stringent risk-assessment, we began the process of reopening chambers from 6th July 2020. A series of measures are now in place to ensure the safety of all staff, members and visitors. We have been successfully working remotely during the lockdown period and a number of staff and members will continue to do so to ensure social distancing measures are kept in place, as per government guidance.

 

We continue to request that all client meetings be conducted virtually, where possible. We are fully equipped to carry on with client conferences via telephone or video link, on any preferred platform. Should you require to come in to chambers for a meeting, please contact a member of the clerking team so that bespoke arrangements can be made.