Anna Wilkinson acts for the prosecution or defence in all areas, from the Youth Court to the Court of Appeal. She can be relied upon to put witnesses and clients at ease and to deal with them in a sensitive, approachable and matter-of-fact way.
These have included drugs offences, violence, affrays, sexual offences and dishonesty, often involving multiple defendants. She was instructed by RASSO as Disclosure Junior to Mark McKone in a trial involving multiple complainants of rapes and other serious sexual offences. She has defended in school truancy, food safety & hygiene and taxi-licensing matters.
Anna regularly acts on behalf of CPS Fraud Group, prosecuting income-tax and VAT frauds, and is accustomed to cases involving confiscation proceedings. She has also been instructed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in relation to frauds by company directors and offences concerning individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs). She regularly acts on behalf of the DWP to prosecute benefit fraud offences, and appears on behalf of the Child Support Agency.
Anna spent 3 months working in-house at the Environment Agency Prosecution, reviewing files, assessing evidence and advising upon whether to prosecute individuals and companies for environmental offences. She was also required to prosecute cases on behalf of the Environment Agency in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.
Anna has represented defendants accused of a variety of driving offences, including those involving fatalities.
Anna is regularly instructed to represent prisoners convicted of murder, rape and other serious offences at parole-board hearings across the country.
Anna may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.