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. She is part of the team litigating a £1bn collective action to be brought against multiple European truck manufactures following a finding in 2016 by the European Commission of a price fixing cartel.
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.