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Anneliese Day QC

Call: 1996 QC: 2012

Day, Anneliese   chambers global leading individual

Anneliese was one of just eleven barristers selected for The Lawyer Hot 100 2014 awards. Click here to read The Lawyer Hot 100 Special Edition.

"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 mortgage 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).

Anneliese’s strong practice covers four principal areas: construction and commercial disputes, professional liability claims and insurance/reinsurance. She has extensive experience of both domestic and international arbitrations and regularly appears in both first instance and appellate courts as well as in mediations and adjudications. 

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, France, Germany, Ireland, USA and Turkey.

Anneliese relishes the challenge of being involved in cases against more senior opposition but is equally at home working as part of a large team involved in multi-party litigation. She is a firm believer in seeking to bring added value to any case whatever her role.  She thrives on the cut and thrust of the court room but also aims to bring commerciality to the cases she is involved in.

Anneliese has an extremely strong and international academic background. After studying law at Cambridge (where she obtained a first), Anneliese was awarded a Kennedy Scholarship and spent a successful year at Harvard. On returning to the U.K. she came fifth in Bar Finals.

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)


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