Anna joined Exchange Chambers in February 2021 after completing a criminal pupillage at a leading London chambers.
During her first six, Anna experienced a range of criminal trials, as well as regulatory work such as police misconduct, professional negligence and private prosecutions. In the second six months of pupillage, Anna built a busy general crime practice, appearing daily in the Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court and Crown Court in all stages of the criminal process.
Anna is on the approved list of CPS external advocates and therefore regularly prosecutes as much as she defends. She also has experience of appellate work having been instructed and assisted in appeals in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. Anna’s written advocacy is as strong as her oral advocacy and, as such, she is regularly instructed to produce written advices on a range of matters.
Anna came to the Bar from a successful career in teaching during which time she held various posts including Assistant Head of English and Head of Law. Having worked for 6 years with 11-18 year olds, she is particularly passionate and adept at working with youths and the vulnerable. Anna has undertaken further training in youth justice and vulnerable witness handling to specialise even further in this area.
Anna is passionate about access to the Bar and continues to speak at panel events to promote equality and diversity in the profession.