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Anna became a tenant at Parklane Plowden Chambers in October 2010 after successfully completing her specialist personal injury and employment pupillage under the supervision of Corin Furness and Ashley Serr. She also has experience acting as a junior, most recently appearing as junior to Stuart Brown QC in a case involving a surgical error giving rise to major brain damage.
Anna prides herself on being approachable and is able to build a good rapport with lay and professional clients.
She is keen to give straightforward advice and is willing to assist at all stages of proceedings. Anna aims to return paperwork promptly, whilst giving detailed and focused advice.
Anna has experience undertaking claims for and against public authorities. The claims against local authorities include those arising from Court of protection work, such as deprivation of liberty and vulnerable patients. Anna has experience with claims arising from all aspects of safeguarding. She prides herself on her sensitive and personable approach and is able to quickly build a good rapport with lay and professional clients
She is currently Secretary of the Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society and plans and organises events of interest throughout the year.
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Anna has a busy personal injury practice and is regularly instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of claims including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability claims and public liability claims.
Anna is regularly instructed at all stages of litigation in both fast track and multi track cases, including interlocutory applications, costs and case management hearings and trials.
She also has experience conducting conferences with both lay and expert witnesses involved in a variety of personal injury cases.
Anna has a busy paperwork practice and is experienced in advising upon issues of liability, evidence and quantum and drafting statements of case.
Anna has a busy clinical negligence practice and is regularly instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of claims involving failed surgical procedures, missed/delayed diagnosis and general substandard clinical and/or dental management.
Anna is regularly instructed at all stages of litigation in both fast track and multi track cases, including interlocutory applications, costs and case management hearings and trials. She also has experience conducting conferences with both lay and expert witnesses involved in a variety of clinical negligence cases.
Anna has a busy paperwork practice and is experienced in advising upon issues of liability, evidence and quantum and drafting statements of case and schedules.
Anna was Junior to Stuart Brown QC in a case involving a surgical error giving rise to major brain damage.
Anna regularly represents both Claimants and Respondents at all stages of Employment Tribunal proceedings. Recent hearings in which she has been instructed have involved unfair dismissals, redundancy decisions, discrimination claims, wages claims and contractual disputes.
Anna also has experience of drafting statements of case.
Anna is well versed in arguments around litigation funding and costs. Anna has considerable experience of claims involving the RTA and EL/PL portal. She is regularly instructed in claims where issues include:
She also has extensive experience in Cost and Case Management hearings and interim cost applications, such as setting aside default costs certificates.
Anna regularly provides representation at inquests and pre-inquest reviews arising out of accidents at work, road traffic accidents and deaths in hospital/ following medical treatment.
Anna accepts instructions on cases involving alleged abuse within a variety of settings including care homes; scouting associations and hospitals. She handles these cases in an empathetic and sensitive manner.
Due to her background in personal injury and clinical negligence work, Anna focuses on cases involving health and welfare. She is however happy to represent clients in all Court of Protection Work.
Anna is able to accept instructions in the following areas:
BA (Hons), Nottingham University (2003-2006)
Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School (2006-2007)
BVC, Nottingham Law School (2007-2008)
Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society. Anna is the Secretary of the Leeds and District Riding Medico-Legal Society (2014 - )