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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
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit
Languages:
French & German

Ranked: Tier 1 for Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing – The Legal 500 (2018)

Anna Wilkinson has an established practice in a variety of regulatory and disciplinary work.

” Her advice is always crystal clear” – The Legal 500 2018

“She is very good at putting witnesses at ease”. – The Legal 500 (2017)

She spent 3 months in-house at the Environment Agency Prosecution, reviewing files, assessing evidence and advising on whether to prosecute individuals and companies for environmental offences. She also prosecuted cases on behalf of the Environment Agency in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. She has continued to be instructed by the Environment Agency in a variety of environmental cases and has been appointed to List C of specialist regulatory advocates in health & safety and environmental law

Her recent work has included cases prosecuted by local authorities and fire and rescue authorities and Anna has 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. Anna also appears on behalf of the Child Support Agency and has defended in school truancy, food safety & hygiene, and taxi-licensing matters.

She 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 clerk

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

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