Anja was called to the Bar in 2014 after completing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. She has a commercial / chancery practice that includes insolvency (corporate and personal), contract, tort, housing, property and trusts. Across those areas Anja undertakes a range of court work including:
- applications in the Chancery Applications list (e.g. responding to an application to rescind a winding up order, responding to an application for a mandatory interim injunction)
- half- and full-day insolvency applications in the County Court and High Court (e.g. responding to an application to set aside statutory demand in the County Court, advancing a contested application for an administration order in the High Court)
- interim hearings in the County Court and High Court (e.g. a CCMC in £7.5 million claim in the TCC in London)
- fast track and multi-track trial work (e.g. a three-day trial defending a claim for declaration of trust over a residential property).
Anja has been led by Mark Cawson QC acting on behalf of the liquidators of a company previously trading in the supply of fuel bunkers for vessels, defending a claim for a declaratory relief as to whether circa USD $40million of receivables fell within the scope of security given to a bank. She has also been led by David Mohyuddin QC to advise on the merits of a prospective claim in breach of confidence arising from an aborted share purchase transaction, and by Stephen Connolly to advise on a prospective claim arising from exclusion of tender for local authority transport contracts.
Anja is considered thorough in her preparation, and a confident committed advocate who uses intellectual rigour with commercial understanding to find a route through complex legal issues.
In October 2018 Anja was appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a barrister member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee. The Committee is a non-departmental public body which makes rules of court for the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the County Court.
Anja has been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown by the Attorney General (Regional Civil Panel C) for a five-year term commencing 1 March 2021.