Anna Morris KC KC > Garden Court North Chambers > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Garden Court North Chambers
M3 2JA

Work Department

Inquests & public inquiries
Human rights
Civil actions against the police & public authorities
Criminal defence & appeals


Anna Morris KC specialises in inquests and inquiries, civil liberties and human rights and private and public law claims involving public authorities.

Anna is frequently instructed in high profile and complex public inquiries and inquests and is currently instructed as leading counsel in the Covid 19 Public Inquiry by a large number of individuals impacted by the C19 vaccine.


Anna is recognised as a Leading Junior by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 in all of her core practice areas. Anna acts for bereaved families and claimants in private and public law proceedings. Anna has a particular expertise in the law relating to policing protests, public order and deaths in custody and is often instructed in large scale, complex multi-agency cases.

Anna is the Human Rights Editor of Stones’ Justices’ Manual (Lexis Nexis) and the Author of “The Protest Handbook” (2nd Ed 2020) (Bloomsbury Professional).


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Police Action Lawyers Group
  • Inquest Lawyers Group
  • NetPol Lawyers Group
  • Legal Advisory Group, Centre for Criminal Appeals.


LLM Human Rights, University of Nottingham

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

(2023 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anna Morris KC – Garden Court North Chambers

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries

(2023 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anna Morris KC – Garden Court North Chambers ‘Anna is a sensible and highly able advocate who excels in her management of vulnerable witnesses and sensitive material. She is well-organised and rigorous, both in terms of her preparation and examination of witnesses and evidence, and her understated and calm disposition coupled with a very sharp intellect mean that she is the perfect choice for inquests involving vulnerable participants and state agencies.’

Garden Court North Chambers ‘has a very strong inquests and inquiries practice’ that has ‘a ferocious dedication to representing some of the most disadvantaged people’. Pete Weatherby KC specialises in public law matters, and he has a well-established presence in this space; he represented the partner of Anthony Grainger in the public inquiry regarding his fatal shooting by police firearms officers. Anna Morris KC was appointed to silk in 2023, and both she  and Weatherby KC have appeared for bereaved families in the Manchester Arena Inquiry. Kate Stone has substantial experience representing bereaved families in Article 2 inquests, and the set also includes Ciara Bartlam, who specialises in representing the bereaved families of young people who have died in community and care settings.