Anna is the is head of the International Retail and Consumer Goods Sector. She is a partner in Osborne Clarke's employment practice and leads the Bristol employment team.

Anna joined Osborne Clarke from a leading international firm where she worked for most of her career, qualifying into the employment team in London in 2002 and subsequently starting the employment team in Sydney where she is also qualified and became a partner.

With over 18 years' experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, Anna has particular expertise in advising businesses on post-termination restraints, discrimination and harassment issues, restructures and redundancies, employment disputes and employment aspects of corporate transactions. In addition, Anna leads international client relationships for key clients and numerous cross-border employment projects.

Known for her commercial solutions-driven approach, Anna's clients range from large global corporates to smaller companies. She has significant experience advising clients in the fashion and luxury, retail, life sciences and healthcare, workforce solutions, media and technology sectors. She also leads the UK firm's Retail and Consumer team, which is ranked #1 in Legal 500 and acts for well-known retail and consumer brands. Anna also advises leading fashion and luxury brands on a broad range of strategic and complex employment matters. She is also the key employment contact for the firm's life sciences and healthcare sector where her clients range from pharma, medical devices and digital healthcare companies.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I have a future-focused approach to my clients commercial strategies and regularly advise on the social aspects of ESG, including diversity and inclusion, and the future of work and hybrid working models, particularly as clients' business adapt to new ways of working following the pandemic. 

Global US NASDAQ listed company

Leading a cross-border employment project for a Global US NASDAQ listed company with their people issues across 17 jurisdictions in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Global workforce solutions company

Advising a global workforce solutions company on a large reduction in force impacting their European workforce, including supporting with all HR documentation and advising on strategy to minimise any risk of claims.

UK IT-related company

Representing a UK IT-related company with enforcing restrictive covenants against a group of senior managers who had set up a competing business, which involved recovery of overpaid bonuses, dealing with DSARs and cross-claims by the former employees.

Global life sciences company

Advising a global life sciences company on a complex dismissal which involved resolving various bullying and stress claims made by the employee.

Global aeronautical company

Advising a global aeronautical company on various employment issues, including whistleblowing claims, bullying investigations and industrial disputes.