Call: 1996 QC: 2012
Anneliese has extensive experience of domestic and international disputes in the commercial, construction, professional liability and insurance sphere. She thrives on the cut and thrust of advocacy but also brings commerciality to the issues she deals with so as to achieve the best outcome for her clients.
The "truly exceptional" nature of her work led her to win the prestigious "Barrister of the Year" at The Lawyer 2014 Awards (click here), following hot on the heels from her selection for The Lawyer "Hot 100" (Click here).
The Lawyer Awards judges noted that she had a string of “impressive achievements” and were “wowed by the application”, adding, “there’s evidence of a fighter here – her versatility in both witness and expert handling really comes across. That is what we need in this profession”.
Since taking silk Anneliese has been instructed on a series of high-profile and chunky cases, producing top-notch advocacy against more senior silks and achieving comprehensive victories for her clients. Their testimonies for the Lawyer Awards noted her “extraordinary talent”, eloquency, and ability to explain complex issues to lay clients".
Anneliese is also consistently rated as a leader in her field by the specialist directories in all of her areas of expertise:
"Truly exceptional" and well known among her peers for being a tough and impressive opponent. She is "someone who can really be presented with a tricky case and see a way through." “She handles many complex matters including high-value fraud and commercial cases.” "Exceptionally good with clients, she has a great sense of humour and produces work product of the highest quality." "Brainy, incisive, but also human when appropriate." (Chambers & Partners 2014: Professional Negligence & Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction)
A well-regarded silk with a wealth of experience in construction disputes, including international arbitrations. "She's highly capable, and has a great eye for detail." "Energetic." (Chambers & Partners 2014: Construction)
“Since taking silk in 2012, she has continued to gain significant market respect for her commercial dispute practice. Her practical approach to cases and skilled advocacy gain her particular praise.” "Has an incredible work ethic and is excellent with clients.” (Chambers & Partners 2014: Commercial Dispute Resolution)
“Attracts praise for her intellectual rigour and client care, and her ability to inspire confidence in her strategy.” (Legal 500 2014: Insurance & Reinsurance)
"Very client-friendly”, "very talented new silk" and a "thorough, dogged" litigator”. (Chambers Global 2013: Commercial Dispute Resolution)
“The calm and professional Anneliese Day QC is fast gaining an outstanding reputation in silk. Lauded for her tenacious approach, she is a lawyer of great technical excellence” (Chambers & Partners 2013: professional negligence and construction professionals).
In addition to her extensive domestic practice she is called to the Bar of Northern Ireland. Anneliese also has experience of acting in Dubai, Doha, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, France, Germany, Ireland, USA and Turkey.
Anneliese has been an editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability since 2002. In April 2013 Anneliese was appointed as a Board Member of the Legal Services Board.
Anneliese has acted and accepts instructions as an arbitrator and as an adjudicator and is on the TECBAR list of accredited adjudicators and dispute resolution board members. Anneliese also carries out public access work.
M.A. (Cantab.) (First Class), Harvard University
French and Spanish