Anna recently represented Vicky Balch and Leah Washington who sustained amputations as a result of the Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster crash. She is also instructed in the ongoing claim being brought by a child amputee who fell from a moving coach. She has previously obtained the largest known reported lump sum award for a single limb amputee in England for one of her clients.
Anna was also the solicitor acting in the widely referenced case of Best v Smyth where the claimant, who was rendered a paraplegic as a result of an accident, was successful in securing a substantial interim payment to enable him to purchase a property.
Anna acted for a claimant who claimed for significant loss of earnings after she sustained a serious brain injury and as a result had to give up her ambition to become a medical consultant.
Anna has successfully concluded many complex and high-value cases for clients with severe brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputations and limb loss.
She has acted for clients who have experienced devastating consequences as a result of an accident, including those who have lost valuable career opportunities and whose lives have drastically changed as a result.
Anna understands the impact catastrophic injuries can have on a claimant and their immediate family, and considers the possibility of obtaining an interim payment at the earliest opportunity.
Anna completed her training contract at Henmans in Oxford, qualifying in September 2002. Upon qualification she joined Lyons Davidson as part of their Head and Spinal Injuries team, before joining Stewarts in 2008. Anna became a Partner in 2021.
Accreditations and Memberships
Anna is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and has achieved her APIL Accreditation as a Spinal and Brain Injury Specialist.
Anna has competed in the Liverpool and Bristol half marathons, and, in 2005, the London Marathon. She enjoys pilates, hiking, camping and snowboarding.