AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Anna specialises in clinical negligence work in order to utilise her medical background. She has been instructed in broad range of clinical negligence cases including obstetrics, paediatric medicine, gynaecology, cardiovascular surgery, orthopaedics, organ transplantation, cosmetic and plastic surgery, product liability, and oncology (particularly breast and cervical cancer claims). Anna represents both Claimants and Defendants and has a particular interest in cases with complicated causation issues.
Year of call: 1995
'Anna is an excellent counsel. Her mastery of the issues in a clinical negligence case is outstanding. Her understanding of medical issues in such claims is excellent and a real bonus when cross-examining the medical experts. She does her absolute best to achieve the best result possible for clients.'
Karmel, Prince of Wales and Arden Scholar of Gray’s Inn
Sits as a Deputy District Judge on the Midland Circuit Involved in training and mentoring of Law students
MA (Cambridge)Anna studied Pre-clinical Medicine and Biological Anthropology at Cambridge Univer
sity, becoming a Scholar of King's College before graduating with a First Class Degree in 1992. She was called to the Bar in 1995 having been awarded three major scholarships by Gray's Inn (the Arden, Karmel and Prince of Wales).
Chambers UK 2023
"She is exceptional in her advice and advocacy in clinical negligence claims."
"Anna sets herself apart from others with her attention to detail and her impressive medical knowledge."
"Anna works on some devilishly complex cases. She is unflappable and manages to steer the boat calmly through the storm."
Legal 500 2023
Chambers UK 2022
"Very analytical and a tough negotiator." "She is very determined and keeps a cool head even when facing numerous difficulties." "A very experienced barrister who gets to grips with the most complicated medical claims with ease. She has a wonderful approach with clients and it is a pleasure to work with her."
Legal 500 2022
"Anna has a detailed understanding of medicine and therefore her management of the medical expert evidence is outstanding"
Legal 500 2021
"A sophisticated advocate." "She is very thorough and excellent at dealing with both clients and experts."
Chambers UK 2021
"Her in-depth medical knowledge allows her to provide succinct and clear advice on the actual issues in a case."
"An extremely competent barrister who combines in-depth medical knowledge with attention to detail and empathy towards clients."
Legal 500 2020
"She has a very good grasp of medical issues and is an impressive mediator."
"Always well-prepared for conferences, meticulous in the detail and precise."
Chambers UK 2020
"She grasps the legal issues very quickly and is extremely thorough, hard-working, methodical and approachable." "She is excellent with clients and explains legal and medical issues in a way that they can understand."
Chambers UK 2019
"Anna is thorough, has attention to detail and is very impressive and persuasive on her feet. She is eloquent and is able to present an argument in a comprehensive and convincing way. She thinks fast and gets to the point." "She is extremely hard-working. She manages experts well during conferences. Solicitors and clients feel safe in her hands."
Legal 500 2019
"She combines in-depth medical knowledge with great client care skills."
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