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Anna Wilkinson

Year of call:
2007
Education:
2004
University of Sheffield LLB Law (2:1)
2007
University of Northumbria, BVC (‘very competent’)
Career:
2007
Paralegal, Perth, Australia
2008
Fee-earner, Harrison Bundey Solicitors, Leeds Crown Court & Prison Law Departments
2009
Pupil at Sovereign Chambers, Leeds
2010
Tenant at Sovereign Chambers, Leeds
2010
Trainer of expert witnesses for West Yorkshire Police
2011
CPS Level 2 Prosecutor
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
2011
List C of specialist regulatory advocates in health & safety and environmental law
2019
List B of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit
Languages:
French & German

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.

Recent cases

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.

Fraud

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.

Environment

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.

Driving offences

Anna has represented defendants accused of a variety of driving offences, including those involving fatalities.

Parole boards

Anna is regularly instructed to represent prisoners convicted of murder, rape and other serious offences at parole-board hearings across the country.

Public Access

Anna may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Anna’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

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