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“extremely bright and able”Chambers UK
“very impressive”Chambers UK
"...a real rising star"Chambers UK 2017
"Formidable on every level."Legal 500 2017
Anna is a very experienced advocate who regularly advises on complex and high value matters arising from clinical negligence and personal injury disputes. She also has considerable experience in the fields of travel and foreign claims, private international law, professional negligence, insurance and property damage.
She is recommended by Chambers UK 2017 and the Legal 500 for Clinical Negligence, where she is described as “very impressive” and “very, very bright”. Anna is also recommended by Chambers UK 2017 in the fields of Personal Injury and Travel: International Personal Injury and is praised as “a real rising star” and commended for her “robust and forensic” approach to cases.
Prior to joining Chambers, Anna obtained a First Class degree in Law from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, following which she undertook the BVC at BPP College London.
- Cawley v Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust (2017) Central London County Court.
The Claimant alleged that the Defendant had failed to properly treat his detached retina resulting in on-going difficulties with the sight in his right eye. Not only did the Judge reject the Claim in its entirety, but she was very critical of the evidence given by the Claimant’s expert. Anna acted for the Defendant.
- Clayton v St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (2016) Liverpool County Court.
Anna successfully represented the Defendant in a claim where the Claimant alleged that the treatment provided following a hip fracture was negligent.
- Stucken v East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust EWHC 1057 (QB), High Court, Queen’s Bench Division.
Anna successfully represented the Defendant in a claim where it was alleged that the Defendant’s surgeons had undertaken an inappropriate form of surgery to repair the Claimant’s detached retina.
- E v University Hospitals at Morecombe Bay NHS Trust  EWHC 366 (QB), High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, led by Sarah Vaughan Jones QC.
This was a quantum only trial relating to accommodation, holidays, transport and the provision of a hydrotherapy pool. Anna was instructed as junior counsel on behalf of the Defendant.
- Earl Casey v Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust (2016) Birmingham County Court.
The Claimant alleged that sinus surgery had been performed negligently leading to permanent symptoms of discomfort and issues with mucus. The Judge held found that the surgery had been performed in an entirely competent manner and dismissed the Claim. Anna acted for the Defendant.
- Alexander v NHS Commissioning Board (2015), Nottingham County Court.
The Claimant alleged that podiatric surgery had been performed in a negligent manner and had caused various issues, including exacerbation of a previous spinal condition. The Judge found that the operation had been performed in competent manner and dismissed the Claim. Anna acted for the Defendant.
- Howard v Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (2015) Exeter County Court.
The Claimant alleged that there had been a negligent failure to diagnose a tendon rupture when she attended A&E. The Claim was dismissed on the grounds that the tendon had not fully ruptured and the assessment in A&E was entirely competent. Anna acted for the Defendant.
- Ferguson v Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2014), Nottingham County Court.
The Claimant alleged that there had been a negligent delay in referring him to a vitreo-retinal surgeon following the development of a suprachoroidal haemorrhage during routine cataract surgery. The Judge accepted that the complication had been dealt with in an appropriate manner and that earlier referral would not have affected the outcome in any event. Anna acted for the Defendant.
- P v NCU NHS Trust (2014), Cumbria County Court.
The Claimant alleged that there had been a failure to obtain consent for a lumbar puncture and that there had been negligent performance of the same so as to cause permanent nerve damage. The matter was listed for a four day Trial, but the Claimant discontinued mid-way through cross examination on day one.
- Reeve v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (2011), High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, led by Sarah Vaughan Jones QC.
The Claimant alleged that the appearances of the CTG in the two hours prior to his birth ought to have been brought to the attention of the Consultant on-call prior to the Registrar going into theatre with another patient. The Claimant’s claim was dismissed. It was held that the Registrar and the midwives on duty were correct in their assessment that the CTG was satisfactory.
- Goncalves v Newham University Hospital NHS Trust (2010), High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, led by Michael de Navarro QC.
Case regarding the alleged negligent management of the delivery of a second twin.
- She has also appeared in the Coroner’s Court in cases with clinical negligence issues.
- Anna regularly provides seminars on clinical negligence issues such as causation and limitation. Recently she has delivered a seminar addressing the issue of wrongful birth claims.
RSA v Fahad (2015) and  EWHC 4480 (QB), High Court, Queen’s Bench Division.
Anna successfully represented the Applicant insurance company in committal proceedings brought against the Respondent, who was found to be in contempt of court as a result of staging a road traffic accident with his then partner. The Respondent was sentenced to 12 months in prison. Anna represented the Insurer at both the permission stage and the final hearing.
- Anna has delivered a number of seminars, both in Chambers and in-house for solicitors, in relation to personal injury law. Topics include:
- “Child’s Play? New Goalposts in Children Claims”
- “Capacity’s Not There”: Procedural Aspects of Capacity”
- “Vicarious Liability: Intentional Acts”
- “Observation Under Scrutiny: Surveillance”
- “Employers Liability and Violence in the Workplace”