Anna is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme and specialises in cases concerning children including in public law proceedings where the local authority has applied for, or is thinking of applying for, Care and Supervision Orders, Emergency Protection, Placement and Adoption Orders, or where they are considering placing children with family members under Special Guardianship Orders. Anna regularly represents parents and other family members in complex cases involving allegations of non-accidental injury, parental mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse, cross jurisdictional issues, and cases involving children with complex physical, emotional and educational needs. Anna also regularly represents children through their Children’s Guardian in both public and private law cases.
Anna also represents clients involved in private law proceedings including in relation to applications made by parents wishing to relocate with their child(ren), or where there is a dispute about with whom the child(ren) shall live and/or with which family members the child(ren) shall spend time. Anna also represents clients seeking to obtain Prohibited Steps / Specific Issue Orders and regularly acts for parents and children in private law adoptions.
Anna is an experienced advocate who regularly undertakes her own advocacy at court. Anna is aware that many of her clients are vulnerable and through her sensitive handling of their cases, she is able to support them through what can be a very difficult, worrying and confusing time.
Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme
Association of Lawyers for Children
London Children’s Lawyers
Re B (Children: Uncertain Perpetrator)  EWCA Civ 575
Anna has been very supportive throughout my case. She took the time to explain things to me in a way that I understood including when to make my application to the court to ensure that I had the best possible chance of success. I would never had the chance to see my daughter without her commitment and hard work.
Anna always went the extra mile which has not gone unnoticed.
Anna’s advice was clear and easy to understand. It has really helped me to decide whether I should make an application to court.
Anna has represented me in a difficult case where international laws intervened and did it in an extraordinary way. The preparation of documents and representation in court were always of high quality.