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Chambers of Richard Wright QC

6 PARK SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2LW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Fax:
Fax 0113 2424395
DX:
26402 LEEDS Park Square
Email:
Web:
www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Anna Wilkinson

Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Park Square Barristers (Chambers of Richard Wright QC)

Work Department

Criminal, Civil Fraud, Personal Injury, and Regulatory & Public

Position

Anna Wilkinson acts for the prosecution or defence in all areas, from the Youth Court to the Court of Appeal. She can be relied upon to put witnesses and clients at ease and to deal with them in a sensitive, approachable and matter-of-fact way.

Anna regularly acts on behalf of CPS Fraud Group, prosecuting income-tax and VAT frauds, and is accustomed to cases involving confiscation proceedings. She has also been instructed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in relation to frauds by company directors and offences concerning individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs). She regularly acts on behalf of the DWP to prosecute benefit fraud offences, and appears on behalf of the Child Support Agency.

Anna spent 3 months working in-house at the Environment Agency Prosecution, reviewing files, assessing evidence and advising upon whether to prosecute individuals and companies for environmental offences. She was also required to prosecute cases on behalf of the Environment Agency in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.

Anna has represented defendants accused of a variety of driving offences, including those involving fatalities. Anna is regularly instructed to represent prisoners convicted of murder, rape and other serious offences at parole-board hearings across the country.

Anna Wilkinson has an established practice in insurance fraud and is always up to date with the requirements of the insurance industry in this rapidly developing area of law. She regularly undertakes work on behalf of defendant insurers in relation to suspicious or fraudulent insurance claims, including cases involving staged accidents, low-velocity impact (LVI), bogus passengers and exaggerated personal injury claims. She is also familiar with the legal issues which arise in credit hire claims.

She regularly deals with interlocutory and preliminary hearings, including those to add insurers as a defendants, set aside judgment, deal with expert evidence issues, case-management conferences and associated costs arguments.

Anna ensures she is aware of recent legal developments in the post-Mitchell climate, including the judgments in Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary; Adlington & Ors v ELS International Lawyers; and Porbanderwalla v Daybridge. She is therefore equipped to deal with arguments in respect of issues arising from the late service of documents or budgets.

Anna Wilkinson has a mixed practice of claimant and defendant personal injury (PI) work, including claims funded by a CFA. This includes road traffic accidents, employers’ liability cases, and slip-and-trip matters. She has experience of noise-induced hearing loss and clinical negligence, and is pleased to settle or advise on pleadings.

In addition to personal injury work, Anna has experience of debt-recovery and enforcement proceedings, including applications for charging orders, orders for sale and possession hearings.

She also has a busy papers practice, advising on liability, tactics and procedural matters. She is happy to be consulted by email, telephone, video conference and on client premises.

Anna Wilkinson has an established practice in a variety of regulatory and disciplinary work.

She spent 3 months in-house at the Environment Agency Prosecution, reviewing files, assessing evidence and advising on whether to prosecute individuals and companies for environmental offences. She also prosecuted cases on behalf of the Environment Agency in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. She has continued to be instructed by the Environment Agency in a variety of environmental cases and has been appointed to List C of specialist regulatory advocates in health & safety and environmental law

Anna has been instructed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in relation to frauds by company directors and offences concerning individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs). She regularly acts on behalf of the DWP to prosecute benefit-fraud offences. Anna also appears on behalf of the Child Support Agency and has defended in school truancy, food safety & hygiene, and taxi-licensing matters.

Career

Call 2007

Languages

French
German

Member

North Eastern Circuit

Education

2004
University of Sheffield, LLB (Hons) 2.1

2007
University of Northumbria, BVC (Very Competent)


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

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