Anna accepts instructions across all of Chambers’ core practice areas, including: Tax, Employment, Insurance & Reinsurance, Commercial Litigation, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. She has already established a busy Court, Tribunal and paperwork practice taking a commercial and practical approach that is highly valued by her clients.
Before joining the Bar, Anna had an extensive career spanning the private and public sectors. This included 10 years in senior Government roles including as Chief of Staff to Ministers and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, leading negotiations at the UN and EU, supporting military operations in Afghanistan and two years as an advocate before the Immigration Tribunal.
Anna was later appointed in an advisory capacity by a major hedge fund as it underwent regulation by the FCA and, most recently, worked as a Strategy Consultant for Deloitte advising her clients on corporate strategy, commercial contract structuring, and high value procurement exercises.
She has also worked as a paralegal within the employment and clinical negligence teams for two major law firms gaining practical experience of both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Anna welcomes instructions from both taxpayers and the Revenue.
She is currently instructed by the taxpayer in litigation concerning Corporation Tax relief for Research and Development and in a claim for loss relief by the corporate members of an LLP. Anna is also instructed in a tax avoidance case on behalf of HMRC.
During pupillage she gained substantial experience in tax litigation assisting Aparna Nathan QC in the First Tier and Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (R (on the application of Derry) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners) with matters including tax avoidance schemes, discovery assessments, capital allowances, inheritance tax, domicile and residency.
She has also gained considerable experience in advisory matters including the structuring of trusts, Business Property Relief, inheritance tax, NICs and domicile/residency.
She is a member of the Revenue Bar Association.
Anna practises across all areas of Employment and Discrimination Law. She is currently instructed in a five day whistleblowing and discrimination case involving complex issues of conflict of laws.
She has substantial experience of: “whistleblowing" cases having assisted with the leading case of Simpson v Cantor Fitzgerald Europe UKEAT/0016/18/DA together with discrimination, equal pay and employment status matters.
She also has notable experience in team moves/restrictive covenants having supported Tom Croxford QC and Alice Mayhew in the case of Forse and others (appellants) v Secarma Ltd and others (respondents)  EWCA Civ 215.
With her own experience as a director and manager spanning both the public and private sectors (including professional and financial services), she is able to bring a level of insight and pragmatism much valued by her clients.
Anna is particularly keen to develop her practice in the complementary areas of employment and tax and has particular experience in the determination of employment status.
She is a member of ELBA and ELA.
Anna is developing her practice in this area having gained experience during pupillage supporting Richard Harrison in advising on a complex advisory matter concerning a legal expenses policy.
Anna has already developed a busy court and advisory practice in personal injury (including travel) matters acting for both Claimants and Defendants.
In addition to running fast track trials, and appearing before the CICA (where she secured an increase in award from £10k to £75k) she also has experience in applications for relief from sanctions in the multi track and resisting the setting aside of default judgment.
Anna has a busy paperwork practice and is regularly instructed to provide advice on liability and quantum together with infant settlement opinions. She has also been instructed in the High Court to draft a schedule of loss in a complex, high value, injury case.
In addition to her own caseload, Anna has been involved in a number of complex catastrophic injury, child abuse and clinical negligence cases.
Anna is a capable negotiator drawing upon her considerable experience of negotiating deals in both the private and public sectors.
Anna is a member of PIBA.
Anna gained considerable experience of complex clinical negligence matters during pupillage including during a week long GP's negligence trial with five experts and providing advisory support to a dental negligence case involving complex issues of limitation.
She is particularly keen to develop her practice in this area.
Anna is a member of PIBA
Anna has a wide range of commercial litigation experience and is able to draw upon her extensive advisory background as a corporate and commercial strategy consultant for Deloitte and regulatory experience working for a major hedge fund to find practical and pragmatic solutions.
Her clients particularly value her mature approach and ability to distil complex arguments into cogent submissions.
Her clients include major energy companies and financial institutions with instructions ranging from financial mis-selling to civil fraud.
Anna is a member of COMBAR.
Anna has particular experience of discrimination matters in an education context. She was recently successful in resisting a claim against a University for a failure to make reasonable adjustments during its admissions procedure and is currently instructed in a pregnancy discrimination case against an Academy in the Employment Tribunal.
BPP, Bar Vocational Course
BPP, Graduate Diploma in Law
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - Certificte in Business Accounting
Bloomberg Market Concepts certified
Durham University BA(Hons) Geography
Lincoln's Inn, Lord Denning Scholar
Lincoln's Inn, Hardwicke Entrance Award
COMBAR, RBA, ELBA, ELA, PIBA