Before joining the English Bar, Anna practised for over 5 years as a solicitor, in Melbourne and London. Her practice focused on commercial law, civil fraud and human rights. Whilst at KPMG Law, Anna advised on a range of high-profile and complex disputes for governments and leading corporates including LafargeHolcim and Chevron. Anna remains an Australian Legal Practitioner.
Alongside her work, Anna has undertaken a variety of pro bono legal work, including collaborating with the with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on an advocacy piece in favour of the Kenyan government shifting its refugee policy. She also supported a former interpreter to the British Army relocate his family from Kabul to the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme.
Anna is developing a broad practice encompassing all aspects of commercial litigation and advisory work. She regularly appears in a range of general commercial matters.
Notable cases and highlights include:
Prior to joining the Bar, Anna was a solicitor and represented a high net worth individual with significant assets in the UK as part of a broader class action for allegedly engaging in fraudulent share transactions on the NASDAQ.
Represented shareholders of a Kazakh company in relation to allegations of fraud, corruption and embezzlement.
Advising a Swiss steel company in relation to challenging an arbitral Award valued at approximately £60 million (led by Richard Samuel).
As a solicitor Anna advised an English mining company in Kosovo in a potential arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules.
Anna is developing a broad practice encompassing all aspects of insolvency litigation and advisory work.
Anna is developing significant expertise in matters originating from the Commonwealth Caribbean and in appellate work before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Her interest and experience in this area of practice encompasses constitutional law, human rights, judicial review, commercial law, general common law and criminal appeals.
Recent notable work includes: