Anja Lansbergen-Mills

Call 2014

"Anja is very technical, and both her advocacy and drafting skills are excellent."

Chambers and Partners 2024
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Commercial Fraud

Anja has a varied and busy practice spanning commercial litigation, chancery and insolvency work. Her expertise includes contractual disputes, torts, property and trusts. Across those areas Anja has experience of matters involving allegations of fraud, including:

  • advising and appearing on applications under s.423 Insolvency Act 1986 (transactions defrauding creditors);
  • advising on and drafting a claim seeking declaratory relief and/or equitable compensation in respect of monies said to have been paid away from the bank account of an elderly client in breach of fiduciary duty;
  • defending a contractual claim on the grounds of fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • defending a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and/or breach of fiduciary duty arising from the procurement of vehicle finance by a motor dealer;
  • pleading and appearing on claims in conversion, including (i) defending a claim involving an allegation of theft, and (ii) counterclaiming against a party who had been convicted of harassing a vulnerable client, for conversion of property;
  • acting for a vehicle stocking finance company on a stakeholder application to determine title to vehicles seized during a criminal investigation into the activity of a car dealership. The application was brought against 19 Defendants asserting competing claims to 11 vehicles.

Anja brings to her work an analytical skill honed whilst reading for her PhD. She is a committed and confident advocate who is known for her thorough preparation. In October 2018 Anja was appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a barrister member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, 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.