Ranked: for Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing – The Legal 500 (2020)
Anna Wilkinson is a B-List Regulatory Advocate and has an established practice in a variety of regulatory and disciplinary work.
‘ An experienced health and safety prosecutor. ’ Legal 500 – (2020)
” Her advice is always crystal clear” – The Legal 500 2019
“She is very good at putting witnesses at ease”. – The Legal 500 (2017)
Anna has been instructed to appear in the First Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) by both care home owners and the Care Quality Commission, and to appear at the First Tier (Mental Health) Tribunal on behalf of patients seeking discharge. She has also conducted cases in both the First Tier Tax tribunal and the First Tier Tribunal (general regulatory chamber).
Anna has undertaken numerous cases on behalf of both CQC and care home owners. Anna has been instrumental in defending Notices of Proposal and Notices of Decisions at tribunal hearings. Anna is familiar with appeals regarding notices of cancelation of registration and is experienced in dealing with the issues which arise in such cases, including the cross examination of expert witnesses in areas such as occupational therapy and medicine management. Anna is also familiar with the principals of the CQC policy “registering the right support” and has successfully dealt with cases involving increases of service users.
Anna is always happy to advise providers and Managers on Notices of Proposal, Decision, Fit & Proper Persons, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. She has a thorough understanding and knowledge of the Health and Social Care Act and Regulations and their application.
Anna also receives instructions in proceedings brought by the Health & Safety Executive and the Environment Agency which are conducted in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.
Anna also acts in 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 licensing matters.
Anna has undertaken training provided by England Netball in order that she can assist with and adjudicate upon disciplinary complaints involving registered players or leagues.
Anna may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.