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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Anna is a partner specialising in matrimonial, financial and children cases. She has extensive experience in cases of a complex nature (including those with international aspects) and a particular interest in international relocation cases. She represented the father in Re C [2003] 1 FLR 1066, the mother in Re D [2006] Fam Law 1006 and the father in Re C (International Relocation) [2015] EWCA 1305. Anna was included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2016. She is a trained collaborative lawyer.


Trained Hegarty & Co, Peterborough; qualified 1998; assistant solicitor Wortley Redmayne & Kershaw, Chelmsford; assistant solicitor Manches 2001; partner 2005. Has written and been quoted in various articles on financial and children issues, and written academic papers for, and presented at AIJA conferences on various aspects of family law. She is the only solicitor contributor to the book ‘Relocation: A Practical Guide’, 2nd edition published by Family Law in 2016. She is also the General Editor of the Global Guide to International Relocation of Children, published by Thomson Reuters in 2016.


Working knowledge French, German.


Resolution; International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL); Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA); REUNITE; Association of Lawyers for Children.


The King’s School, Peterborough; Warwick University (1995 LLB Second Class); London Guildhall University (Post Graduate Diploma Legal Practice Commendation).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

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Anna WorwoodPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP  fields an ‘exceptionally strong team of family lawyers’. The ‘indomitableJames Stewart and the ‘highly experiencedAnna Worwood co-head the department that offers the ‘highest level of client care and prepares cases immaculately’. The group frequently acts in some of the most significant international cases that come before the English courts with a particular focus on the USA and the Middle East. It has considerable expertise in Part 111 claims and it has a ‘modern families’ unit that is headed by Linzi Bull – this unit focuses on issues such as surrogacy and the legal issues arising from artificial reproductive technologies. Edward Floyd  is now at Farrer & Co while the ‘impressiveTammy Knox has been promoted to the partnership. Among the other key members of the team are Jane Craig; Amanda Andrews and Rebecca Carlyon .