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Anson joined Chambers in 2021 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme.

During pupillage, Anson saw a broad range of general commercial, pensions, financial services and construction work, both in litigation and arbitration. She was awarded joint first prize in the Society of Construction Law Hudson Prize 2019 for the essay entitled  ‘Triple Point Technologies – pointing to confusion’.

Anson 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.

Commercial & Chancery

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

  • 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.

Pensions & Trusts

Anson has experience in a variety of matters relating to pensions law and trusts law including:

  • 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.

Professional Negligence

As part of her work under commercial, pensions and construction litigation, Anson has experience in professional negligence matters.

  • 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

Banking & Financial Services

Anson has experience in a variety of matters relating to banking and financial services.

  • 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.

Employment & Discrimination

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 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.

International Arbitration

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 experience includes:

  • 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.

Appointments & Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Awards

  • 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’

Languages

  • Cantonese (native)(spoken)
  • Mandarin (fluent)(spoken and written)

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Testimonials


“She did an excellent job in the recent instructions I sent her.  It was obvious she fully understood the law and the procedure involved. … She achieved an excellent result.

Additionally she displayed a great deal of maturity, not expected of someone just starting her career and analysed the issues in her instructions and reported back to me of any likely issues that could arise at the hearing. This enabled me to report back to my client and meant that there would be no surprises.”

Commercial Lawyer

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