Anna Lancy will join 3 Hare Court as a tenant in January 2022. She has a civil practice comprising commercial, insolvency, civil fraud, international arbitration, travel and personal injury law. Her practice has both a domestic and an international dimension. Before being called to the Bar, she practised for over 5 years as a solicitor, in Melbourne and London. Anna advised on a range of high-profile and complex disputes for governments, leading corporates, and high-net worth individuals in international dispute resolution, commercial law, civil fraud and human rights. Anna remains an Australian Legal Practitioner. She possesses two First-Class degrees from Monash University in Australia.

Anna worked as a M&A tax lawyer at KPMG Law in Melbourne, where she advised the Australian government and international clients including BP, Royal Dutch Shell, LafargeHolcim and Chevron. Anna moved to KPMG in London where she delivered legal programmes at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Government Legal Department. Anna left KPMG London to work at Amsterdam & Partners LLP where she represented high-net-worth individuals and multinational corporations in politically sensitive matters across the UK, Europe, the US and Africa in multi-jurisdictional disputes.

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 is currently supporting 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, civil fraud, company and insolvency litigation and advisory work. She regularly appears in a range of general commercial matters.

Notable cases and highlights include:

  • Supported Simon Davenport KC and Philip Judd in a high value bankruptcy action arising from disputed judgments obtained in Russia.
  • Assisted Peter Knox KC in drafting an advice on a complex area of insurance law as to whether the Property Insurance contract was an indemnity contract or a different type of contract, in which there was an obligation on the Defendant to reinstate the Claimant’s property. This advice considered the legal doctrine of election.
  • Advised on a compliance matter relating to the Australian Regime for Financial Services as to whether a company which provided claim handling and settling services for a large insurer through their Broker, had to comply with the AFS Licence obligations.
  • Assisted Tom Poole KC in drafting an advice on prospects of success in relation to the breach of a distribution agreement.
  • Assisted Tom Poole KC in drafting an advice as to the most effective mechanism the Trustee of a Bare Trust could ensure a non-beneficiary of the Bare Trust could use the trust property taking into account the terms of the Bare Trust Deed and law of trusts.
  • In preparation for trial, prepared an advice for Simon Davenport KC on a complex area of insolvency law considering whether a trustee in bankruptcy / liquidator of a company can reclaim an intellectual property asset held by the bankrupt individual / liquidated company in circumstances where the bankrupt individual / liquidated company failed to disclose possession of the intellectual property asset.
  • Anna published an article on the latest cases considering the Cross Border Insolvency Regulation 2006 in Chambers’ Travel and Aviation Quarterly – Application of the Cross Border Insolvency Regulations 2006: Astora Women’s Health LLC, Re [2022] EWHC 2412 (ChD). (link to article).
  • 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.

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:

  • Supported Katherine Deal KC in an appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. This appeal concerned a cross-border clinical negligence action.
  • Assisted Tom Poole KC draft submissions to defeat the Appellant’s claim that the Appellant was entitled to appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as of right. The matter arose in the Bahamas.
  • Assisted Robert Strang draft an advice on a possible appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in relation to a criminal appeal in which the Appellant was convicted of money laundering offences in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

  • Prior to joining the Bar Anna was a solicitor and represented a mining company in Kosovo in a potential arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules.

  • Anna is frequently instructed in matters involving the Package Travel Regulations (both the 1992 and 2018 iterations). She regularly appears in trials and drafts advices and pleadings in disputes involving the same.
  • She assists members of chambers in preparing advices, drafting statements of case, and skeleton arguments, for use in a range of disputes involving jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues.
  • She regularly acts for airlines in passenger claims for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004 and under the Montreal Convention.

Anna maintains a busy personal injury practice, encompassing matters arising out of road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, highways act and holiday sickness claims. She accepts instructions to advise on matters relating to liability, causation, quantum, evidence, costs and related procedural issues. She is developing particular expertise in defending matters which involve exaggerated, dishonest and fraudulent claims which raise issues of fundamental dishonesty.

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