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Essex Court Chambers

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London, Singapore

Anna Dilnot

Work 020 7813 8000
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)


Broad commercial and commercial chancery litigation practice with a particular speciality in the area of civil fraud and asset recovery, having acted in a number of high-profile multi-jurisdiction cases. Also has substantial experience of international commercial arbitration, jurisdiction and other conflict of laws cases. Has acted for Prince Jefri Bolkiah since 2005 as both solicitor and barrister in his long-running dispute with Brunei. Other recent work includes: acting for defendants in the separate fraud proceedings brought by Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc and Alliance Bank JSC which have produced a series of recent decisions ([2015] EWHC 714 (Comm), [2015] EWHC 404 (Comm), [2015] EWHC 996 (Comm) amongst others), acting for Spain and France against the London Steamship Owner’s Mutual Association ([2015] EWCA Civ 333) in a case involving sovereign immunity and conflict of laws principles and acting for an investment fund in a substantial conspiracy claim (RP Explorer Master Fund v Malhotra & Ors [2014] EWHC 4170 (Comm)).


Trained Stephenson Harwood; qualified 2002; commercial litigation solicitor; solicitor advocate; called to the Bar 2008; joined Essex Court Chambers 2012.




Commercial Bar Association (COM BAR); Chancery Bar Association; LCIA; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


University College London (1994 Law and French Law); Universite d’Assas (1998).

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Anna Dilnot - Essex Court ChambersWorks very well as part of a team, giving a good steer to junior members.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Anna Dilnot - Essex Court ChambersClever, hardworking and highly recommended for commercial fraud work.

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