Anna has a specialist consumer and regulatory practice, which encompasses consumer contracts, e-commerce, advertising and pricing, and financial services. Her clients include the Government, regulators and businesses.
Anna is consistently ranked as a leading junior in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, where she is described as “a compelling advocate”, with “great attention to detail” and “excellent legal acumen”. She won Group Litigation and Consumer Junior of the Year in the 2023 Legal 500 Bar awards.
Examples of recent work include:
- Advising the Government on the implications of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill for consumer protection in the aviation sector.
- Acting for a national regulator in relation to proposed enforcement action under Part 8 of the Enterprise Act 2002 in relation to alleged breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
- Advising online marketplaces and social media platforms in relation to a range of UK and EU consumer law issues, including the use of unfair terms, price variation clauses and the application of consumer law to apps intended for business use.
Anna has a particular interest in EU law and is regularly instructed to advise public bodies and businesses on complex EU law issues, including Brexit and sectoral consumer protection legislation (e.g. civil aviation, digital rights and food law). Anna taught EU Law at the London School of Economics and spent three months at the European Commission, where she worked on cross-border consumer enforcement. She is a member of the Bar Council’s European Committee and contributes to a leading textbook on internet law, Gringras: The Laws of the Internet (together with Professor Christine Riefa).
Anna is fluent in Russian and Swedish and has a working knowledge of French. Before joining Gough Square, Anna worked as a consultant at the United Nations, interned at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and volunteered with internally displaced persons in Georgia.