Anna Sutcliffe > Chambers of Christopher Pocock KC and James Roberts KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Christopher Pocock KC and James Roberts KC
1 King's Bench Walk


Finance/Private Law Children/Public Law Children/Child Abduction 


Anna is a specialist family law barrister with a busy practice encompassing divorce, matrimonial finance, private and public law children work and child abduction. She has experience appearing at all levels up to and including representing clients in the High Court and is equally happy appearing in her own right or being led as junior counsel.

Anna regularly speaks at Family Law conferences and has written articles for Family Law Week and Family Law Journal.


  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • Resolution
  • Honourable Society of Middle Temple


  • BPP University; BPTC; Outstanding
  • University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College; BA (Hons) Law; 2.1
  • ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Anna Sutcliffe1 King’s Bench Walk ‘Anna has an excellent client relationship skills with outstanding preparation. She is highly persuasive in court.’

1 King’s Bench Walk is ‘a very strong set across the board for private children law work’ that is ‘always willing to go extra mile for its clients’. Richard Harrison KC is the ‘go-to silk for complex international children law cases’ and recently represented an intervener in Supreme Court case G v G, a case where the principles of the Hague Convention on the child abduction ran into refugee law’s prohibiton of refoulment. ‘Creative and strategic advocate’ Deborah Eaton KC acted for the husband in Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum v Princess Haya, the high-profile proceedings concerning the welfare of the two youngest children of the Ruler of Dubai. ‘Exceptional advocate’ Charles Howard KC is well renowned for dealing with cases of extreme complexity including those involving surrogacy and conception by unregulated sperm donors. Rising stars Anna Sutcliffe and Lucia Crimp, and ‘efficient and sharp advocateVictoria Halsall have extensive experience in private and private law child work.

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Anna Sutcliffe1 King’s Bench WalkA strong advocate who builds excellent rapport within the courtroom. She is also able to quickly build good working relationships with clients, offering them practical advice and not shying away from discussing the difficulties within a case.