Annabel has acted in a number of leading judicial reviews and planning inquiries of national significance. Clients include major developers and landowners, the UK and Welsh Governments, local authorities, statutory bodies, and individuals.
Annabel is consistently ranked for planning and licensing law in the leading independent directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. She is described as “very commercial”, “able to take on a lot of information and extract the key points”, “well reasoned and clear”, “very useful and also very quick”, able to “turn things around quickly” and as having “a very sharp legal mind” and being “a real asset to her chambers”.
Other comments include: “She is not afraid to roll her sleeves up and get stuck in. She is very approachable, good to work alongside and is well liked by clients” and “She works incredibly hard, and you can go to her and she will quickly and without pretence give you a view. She’s never uncomfortable if put on the spot.”
Chambers and Partners 2019 states: “She was really clear, helpful and able to turn work around quickly.” “She’s a rising star. She rolls her sleeves up and gets on with it, is very user-friendly and offers good value for money.”
Legal 500 2018 states: “She is excellent, practical and a pleasure to work with.”
Before becoming a barrister, Annabel read Music at Jesus College Oxford, graduating with a First, and worked for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Sinfonietta. She was appointed a Board Member of the London Sinfonietta in 2017.
Annabel lives in Carmarthenshire in South West Wales and has particular experience of Welsh devolved public law and the planning system in Wales. She is a Councillor of Llandovery Town Council and Mayor for 2018-2019. She is also a Trustee of Prime Cymru, The Prince of Wales’ charity for mature enterprise in Wales.