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Anna is a very experienced advocate who regularly advises on complex and high value matters arising from clinical negligence and personal injury disputes. She also has considerable experience in the fields of travel and foreign claims, product liability and private international law. Anna is sought after by clients for her enviable cross-examination skills, and her keen eye for detail and unflappable manner mean that she is the go to choice for tricky, multi-party disputes. Recent notable cases include acting for the leading manufacturer of a female sterilisation device in a large product claim; securing discontinuance mid-trial of a claim against an NHS Trust in relation to alleged negligence in the management of a complex dermatology condition; securing discontinuance at Trial of a claim against a urology consultant; and acting for the insurer of a Polish driver accused of causing an accident in England which left two passengers dead and seriously injured two others.


Prior to joining Chambers, Anna obtained a First-Class degree in Law from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. She was called to the Bar in 2008 (Middle Temple).


Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Anna Hughes2 Temple Gardens ‘Both clients and judges love her. She is intellectually top notch, works very hard and possess immense commercial common sense.’

London Bar > Group litigation

A first-class set with excellent practitioners at all levels of seniority‘, 2 Temple Gardens has ‘a very strong group litigation practice‘ that excels in business human rights, product liability, and personal injury cases in particular. Private international law specialist Marie Louise Kinsler KC is often involved in private international issues in the context of the leading group litigation involving international human rights and civil liberties. A recent case of note has seen her acting for the claimants in large-scale group action by the Ogale farming and fishing community arising out of the activities of Shell in Nigeria. In product liability, Charles Dougherty KC led Anna Hughes acting for the defendant in Various v Oculentis regarding defective intra-ocular lenses.

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Anna Hughes2 Temple GardensAnna is always very well-prepared, and instinctively knows the best points to take. She is a formidable advocate and astute tactician, with an excellent forensic eye for detail. She is also well respected by her peers and fosters good relationships with her opponents with her easy-going style.’

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Anna Hughes2 Temple GardensAnna is an extremely thorough and well-prepared barrister.’

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Anna Hughes2 Temple Gardens ‘A superb negotiator, equally relaxed against silks as she is against any opponent. Undoubtedly a top tier clinical negligence junior, she’s a silk in waiting.’