Annabel specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, focussing principally on the areas of construction & engineering, international commercial arbitration and professional liability.
In recent years she has been rated as a leading junior in respect of construction work by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, being described as “an extremely hardworking practitioner, who has very good attention to detail”, “brings sense to very technical matters", “is incredibly organised – she brings order to the team”, “another junior of whom great things are expected”, who is "bright and able"; '"straightforward, efficient, good at drafting and good on her feet.” She has been noted for ‘doing work beyond her call’, being ‘very good on her feet’ and ‘excellent at getting things done’.
Recent international arbitration experience includes being led in an LCIA arbitration involving a European government in relation to a large IT dispute and being led in a claim by a joint venture in relation to a nuclear installation.
Annabel’s professional liability work includes claims against accountants, solicitors, engineers, architects, surveyors and financial advisers. She also has experience of large value multi-party construction claims and a wide variety of commercial disputes.
Annabel joined chambers in March 2004, having completed pupillage and spent a short period of time in practice at a mixed civil and commercial set of chambers in the Inner Temple. She read PPE at New College, Oxford, where she was a scholar and obtained a first class degree. She received the David Karmel Entrance Award from Gray’s Inn whilst undertaking the CPE. Grays’ Inn also made her a Prince of Wales scholar during her Bar School year.
Annabel is a member of the PNBA, TECBAR and COMBAR. She is an editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability.
B.A (Hons) (Oxon) (First Class) CPE