Anna Lancy has a civil practice comprising commercial law, civil fraud, international arbitration, insolvency, banking and financial services, public law and appeals to the Privy Council.
Anna frequently appears in trials, interim applications and preliminary hearings, in addition to managing a busy paperwork practice. Her practice has both a domestic and an international dimension. Anna is a CEDR-Accredited Mediator.
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 has a broad practice encompassing all aspects of commercial litigation and advisory work. She regularly appears in the County Court and Business and Property Courts on a range of general commercial trials, including fast / multi track trials, interim applications, and costs and case management conferences. Anna advises on a range of general commercial disputes involving breach of contract, frustration and the enforceability of termination clauses.
Notable cases and highlights include:
Anna is currently acting as Junior Junior Counsel representing HMRC in a high profile tax misrepresentation/fraud case (since January 2023).
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.
Anna is currently acting on behalf of 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 has a broad practice encompassing all aspects of company and insolvency litigation and advisory work. Anna is regularly instructed to appear for winding up and bankruptcy petitions.
Anna has experience of a range of public law matters and is particularly interested in cases involving a civil fraud/human rights element. She is a member of the Government Legal Department’s “Junior Junior” scheme.
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:
Anna has a growing banking and finance practice. Recent cases include:
Prior to joining the Bar, Anna was a solicitor and represented high-net worth individuals in financial securities and banking fraud litigation.
Anna is a CEDR-Accredited Mediator. She accepts instructions in commercial, civil fraud, insolvency, public law, banking and financial services.