Anson practises in international arbitration, construction and commercial litigation including financial services, professional negligence and pensions.

She was awarded a full-ride merit-based scholarship, the Swire Scholarship, for her undergraduate degree, and graduated from the University of Oxford with a Double First in Jurisprudence. She then achieved a Distinction on the BCL at Oxford. During her studies, Anson represented the University of Oxford twice in international moots, and won the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship 2017. She was a research assistant to Professor Timothy Endicott and contributed to comparative law reports that were submitted to the US Supreme Court, as organised by Oxford Pro Bono Publico.

Prior to starting the BPTC, Anson worked in the Legal Office of the UN World Food Programme in Rome. For the BPTC, Anson was awarded the most prestigious scholarship at Gray’s Inn, the Bedingfield Scholarship, and an Advocacy Award for aptitude in advocacy from BPP University. She was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 2019.

Expertise

During pupillage at Atkin Chambers and also Outer Temple Chambers, Anson was immersed in the core areas of Chambers’ work, focusing on construction and engineering disputes, commercial, professional negligence and energy and infrastructure projects. She worked on cases involving a variety of standard form contracts, including the JCT, FIDIC, NEC3, as well as bespoke construction contracts, and turnkey agreements. This work has spanned both litigation and international arbitrations. Anson was also awarded joint first prize in the Society of Construction Law Hudson Prize 2019 for the essay entitled ‘Triple Point Technologies – pointing to confusion

Recent Construction experience:
  • Drafted a letter before action concerning delays in the construction of a resort in Saudi
  • Drafted skeleton arguments in an application for pre-action disclosure involving the allegedly negligent audits of a now-insolvent construction empire.
  • Drafted skeleton arguments in an ICC Arbitration arising from a delays dispute relating to an airport in the Middle East
  • Advised on the effects of an assignment clause in a dispute concerning a tripartite agreement between three multinational oil companies
  • Advised on limitation and merits regarding defective design and workmanship at a residential development in relation to a JCT contract
  • Drafted skeleton arguments in an application for pre-action disclosure in the context of a claim for professional negligence in the audits of an insolvent construction empire
  • Advised on the proper interpretation of a clause of “mutual trust and co-operation” and the interaction between two contractual termination regimes in an NEC3 standard form contract
  • Drafted a statement of case regarding a construction dispute under an NEC3 standard form contract, subject to Institute of Civil Engineers Arbitration procedure 2012
  • Drafted particulars of claim for a professional negligence claim concerning the defective design of concrete for a port in relation to a FIDIC contract
  • Drafted particulars of claim in a claim for liquidated damages and prolongation costs for delay in relation to a JCT contract.
  • Drafted a defence and counterclaim in a case concerning defective design and poor workmanship at a boarding school in relation to a JCT contract
  • Assisted counsel in a hearing concerning the proper interpretation of an expert determination clause in the context of a turnkey development and engineering procurement contract for a solar park
  • Drafted mediation position statements regarding defective tram works in England
  • Drafted an advice on where to issue proceedings in a project based in England against a designer resident in Denmark in relation to a challenge on the jurisdiction of an arbitration tribunal.

Anson gained experience in a variety of matters relating to commercial matters under the supervision of Justina Stewart. She has appeared as sole counsel and assisted members of Chambers in a range of commercial and chancery matters.

Recent Commercial Litigation experience:
  • Assisted counsel in drafting a particulars of claim in a multimillion-pound claim involving misrepresentation, undue influence, breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence arising out of a series of loan agreements and a share pledge agreement.
  • Assisted counsel in drafting an opinion in a multimillion-pound claim regarding the establishment of an investment fund. Allegations included misrepresentation, agency, the proper interpretation of NDAs and the law of confidentiality, as well as data protection claims.
  • Drafted an advice on jurisdiction and governing law, vicarious liability and recoverability of losses in relation to injuries suffered in Singapore.
  • Assisted in an insolvency matter involving offshore trusts and jurisdictional issues in the context of breaches of the Insolvency Act 1985 and sham transactions.
  • Advised on the appropriate procedure regarding an ad-hoc arbitration in order to maximise the prospects of enforcement of any arbitral award in England and Switzerland, and the rights of appeal in English law against an arbitral award.
  • Advised in a claim involving breach of directors’ duties.
  • Drafted a particulars of claim in a matter concerning unjust enrichment and the tort of deceit in respect of commissions paid.
  • Drafted an advice on the proper interpretation of a clause of “mutual trust and co-operation”, waiver by election, and the interaction between two contractual termination regimes.
  • Drafted an advice on the effects of an assignment clause in a tripartite agreement between three oil companies
  • Advised on limitation regarding defective design and poor workmanship to a residential development.

Anson has experience of International Arbitration in areas including construction, commercial and shipping. Her experience includes disputes under ICC, LMAA and Adhoc rules in a variety of seats including UK, Europe and MENA regions.

Recent International Arbitration experience:
  • ICC Arbitration arising from a delays dispute relating to an airport in the Middle East.
  • LMAA Arbitration arising from a demurrage dispute in West Africa seated in London.
  • Construction dispute under an NEC3 Standard form contract, subject to Institute of Civil Engineers Arbitration procedure 2012.
  • Advising on procedure in relation to prospects of enforcement of any arbitral award in England and Switzerland, and the rights of appeal in English law against an arbitral award.
  • Advising on jurisdiction in relation to a project based in England against a designer resident in Denmark as to a challenge on jurisdiction of an arbitration tribunal.

Anson gained experience in a variety of matters relating to pensions law and trusts law as a pupil, under the supervision of Nicholas Hill, including:

Recent Pensions experience:
  • Assisting the draft of a Warning Notice one behalf of the Pensions Regulator against a pharmaceutical giant with a complex corporate structure.
  • Assisting the draft of a Beddoe opinion on behalf of the beneficiaries.
  • Drafting an opinion as to whether a limitation clause in a pensions consultancy services agreement was enforceable.
  • Assisted with a part-heard hearing concerning Guaranteed Minimum Pensions in the Lloyds pensions litigation.

As part of her work under commercial, pensions and construction litigation, Anson has gained experience (under the supervision of both Nicholas Hill and Justina Stewart) in professional negligence matters.

Recent Professional Negligence experience:
  • Produced advices relating to professional negligence by solicitors in fraudulent property transactions.
  • Drafted particulars of claim regarding a professional negligence claim concerning the defective design of concrete
  • Drafted a defence for a professional negligence claim against a surveyor.
  • Drafted skeleton arguments in an application for pre-action disclosure involving the allegedly negligent audits of a now-insolvent construction empire.
  • Drafted a defence and counterclaim in a case concerning a professional negligence claim regarding defective design and poor workmanship at a boarding school.

Anson gained experience in a variety of matters relating to banking and financial services under the supervision of Justina Stewart.

Recent Bank & Financial Services experience:
  • Provided advice in relation to whether potential investment gains were unforeseeable or too remote in a professional negligence case against a solicitor / enduring power of attorney in relation to investments in offshore bonds.
  • Provided research on the regulatory framework in relation to the sale of complex derivatives to a ‘professional client’.
  • Assisted counsel in drafting an opinion in a multimillion-pound claim regarding the establishment of an investment fund. Allegations included misrepresentation, agency, the proper interpretation of NDAs and the law of confidentiality, as well as data protection claims.

Anson is developing a varied practice covering all aspects of employment and discrimination law, as well as related areas of commercial law.

  • Appeared at a preliminary hearing and produced an opinion on the merits of a claim regarding unfair dismissal and discrimination.
  • Produced an advice as to whether a claimant was a worker within the meaning of s.146 of the Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
  • Assisted a member of Chambers in the preparation of a two-day Employment Tribunal trial involving sex discrimination and holiday pay.
  • Drafted a skeleton regarding an interim injunction to enforce restrictive covenants against a former employee.

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  • A. Cheung, “Practice Direction 57AC – A Simple Guide” (2021) (Outer Temple Chambers article)
  • A. Cheung, “Triple Point Technologies – Pointing to Confusion” [2020] I.C.L.R. 130

  • Bedingfield Scholarship from Gray’s Inn
  • Swire Scholarship (full-ride merit-based scholarship for undergraduate degree at University College, Oxford)
  • Scholar of University College, Oxford (2015-2017)
  • BPP Advocacy Award
  • Joint first prize in the Society of Construction Law Hudson Prize 2019 for the essay entitled  ‘Triple Point Technologies – pointing to confusion’

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