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Gough Square Chambers Offices
Gough Square Chambers
6-7 GOUGH SQUARE
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Anna practises in all areas of consumer and regulatory law.
Called 2008 at Lincoln’s Inn. Experience in a number of international organisations, including the United Nations and the European Commission.
Specialism in consumer and regulatory law, including unfair trading, misleading and comparative advertising, product labelling and liability, consumer contracts, food law and regulated lending. Particular expertise in EU consumer law, the primary authority scheme and judicial reviews. Recent work includes acting on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority in the Court of Appeal case of Gahan v Emirates (delay and missed connections under Regulation 261/2004) and acting as sole counsel in the Administrative Court on behalf of Newcastle City Council in R. (Kingston upon Hull City Council) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills  EWHC 1064 (Admin).
Publications of note: contributing author, Kirk and Ross, Modem Financial Regulation (Jordans, 2013); EU law contributing editor and author of advertising chapter, Lewin and Kirk, Trading Standards: Law and Practice (Jordans, 2015).
English, French, Russian, Swedish.
Bar European Group; Food Law Group.
London School of Economics (2007 LLB); University of Cambridge (2011 LLM).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3
Gough Square Chambers ‘offers an unrivalled strength in depth in this area‘ with members covering all areas of consumer law at both silk and junior level. Among its recent highlight cases, Jonathan Kirk QC led Iain MacDonald in acting for Tesco in Tesco Stores Limited v Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, a landmark food law case regarding labelling of use-by dates. Anna Medvinskaia has also acted for a supermarket in a case of a similar subject matter. Covid-19 inevitably impacted the market and in related work, Julian Gun Cuninghame‘s counsel to the Marshall family in Arkin v Marshall was the lead case on the coronavirus possession stay when it went before the Court of Appeal.