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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.
Appointments & Memberships
- The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
- 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’
- Cantonese (native)(spoken)
- Mandarin (fluent)(spoken and written)
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Areas of Law
- Commercial & Chancery
- Pensions & Trusts
- Financial Services
- Insolvency & Restructuring
- Professional Negligence
- Employment & Discrimination
- International Injury & Travel
“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.”