• "Anne communicated well and made difficult decisions when required. She cut through large amounts of information effectively and efficiently, and was organised and saw the bigger picture." Chambers UK (2023)
  • "A fantastic, down-to-earth counsel who is a great performer." Chambers UK (2023)
  • "Anne Whyte KC provided an exceptional level of service in an extremely complex case. Her written and oral advocacy throughout were of a very high level." Chambers UK (2024)

  • "Anne is a really strong performer in the field. She gets on top of her material and presents her case in court flawlessly." Chambers UK (2023)
 

Anne Whyte KC

Called to the Bar:1993

Silk:2010

  • A silk sought out for her superb judgement, forceful advocacy and strategic advice. Anne Whyte KC joined Chambers in 2019. 

    Crime

    Anne is instructed in a wide range of serious crime including terrorism, homicide, drugs conspiracies, gangland killings, sexual offending (including non-recent crimes) and health and safety prosecutions. She is very experienced at dealing with vulnerable witnesses of all ages. Trusted by judges and juries, she handles complex and challenging cases with consistent calm and skill. Anne was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in 2015 and sat in the Queen’s Bench Division from 2016 until January 2022. She has recently been appointed to sit as a Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit.

    Public Law

    Anne has a long and established practice in administrative law especially claims relating to aspects of criminal and police law. In 2022 she completed The Whyte Review,  a lengthy independent review into abuse in the sport of gymnastics.  Anne has acted for various police forces and is well regarded for her police law practice which covers public inquiries, inquests, judicial reviews, civil actions against the police, disciplinary and human rights issues. Anne retained a clinical negligence practice until relatively recently and is therefore also experienced in Inquests and criminal cases concerning clinical care.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2024: Crime - Band 4; Inquests & Public Inquiries - Band 3; Police Law: Mainly Defendant - All Circuits - Band 3

    Chambers UK 2023: Crime - Band 5; Inquests & Public Inquiries - Band 3; Police Law: Mainly Defendant - All Circuits - Band 3

    Legal 500 2023: Inquests and Inquiries - Tier 3

    "Anne Whyte KC provided an exceptional level of service in an extremely complex case. Her written and oral advocacy throughout were of a very high level." Chambers UK Crime (2024)

    "Possessed of a first class brain, she marshals legal arguments quickly and easily and cross-examines beautifully in difficult cases." Chambers UK Crime (2024)

    "Anne is a real class act, she understands the importance of delivering a message at the end of an inquiry."  Chambers UK Inquests & Public Inquiries (2023)

    'Anne is a really strong performer in the field. She gets on top of her material and presents her case in court flawlessly." "Anne communicated well and made difficult decisions when required. She cut through large amounts of information effectively and efficiently, and was organised and saw the bigger picture.' Chambers UK Inquests & Public Inquiries (2023)

    'Anne is great in the courtroom.' Chambers UK Police Law: Mainly Defendant - All Circuits (2023)

    'She is approachable, responsive, hard-working and practical in her problem solving. She is also considered and calm in her approach and able to efficiently analyse large amounts of information.She is very thorough, personable, communicative and easy to work with.' Chambers UK Inquests & Public Inquiries (2022)

    'Has the ability to both absorb and understand complex arguments quickly, and is fearless in advancing a position both in writing and orally to a judge.' Chambers UK Crime (2022)

    'She has a High Court judge's mind; she's steely in her submissions and is a good black-letter lawyer.' Chambers UK Police Law (2022)

    'Responsive, sensitive to the position of others she is engaging with, and hard-working. Anne is good at cutting through issues to make reasoned decisions, analysing large amounts of information and asserting herself in situations where appropriate; and she takes a practical approach to problem solving, and is calm and considered in her approach.' Legal 500 Inquests and Inquiries (2022)

    'She's exceptionally bright and charming; a brilliant advocate who gets to the issues quickly.' Chambers UK Police Law (2021)

    'An incredibly hard worker who gets exceptional results and is extremely good with both witnesses and juries. She has a good grasp of legal arguments.' Chambers UK Crime (2021)

    'She's exceptionally bright and charming. She's a brilliant advocate who gets to the key issues quickly. She is a highly capable advocate: forensic and calm, yet steely when necessary.' Chambers UK Inquests and Public Inquiries (2021)

    ‘She has really good judgement. She's forceful when needed and stands her corner for the force.’ ‘Provides consistently exceptional advice and advocacy and has demonstrated her fantastic ability throughout complex cases.’ Chambers UK Police Law (2019)

    ‘Her practice includes terrorism and sexual offences cases.’ Legal 500 Crime (2019)

    Education

    Oxford University BA (Hons)
    Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course

    Appointments

    Deputy High Court Judge: 2016-2022

    Professional Memberships

    Criminal Bar Association
    Professional Negligence Bar Association
    Personal Injury Bar Association

       

    Recent Cases

    • Anne Whyte KC instructed by the North West Complex Case Unit to prosecute childminder Karen Foster for the killing of a 10 month old child.The 62-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter of Harlow Collinge at Preston Crown Court on 7 June just as her trial...

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    •  Anne was instructed by the Counter Terrorist Division to prosecute two individuals who held extreme right wing views and sought to encourage others to use violence in order to establish a white supremacist state.The men co-hosted radio chat shows and the...

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    • An Irish gangster was arrested by armed police for threatening to shoot two brothers in the head as part of a blackmail plot over £330,000 in unpaid debt.Darren McLean, 38, who has links to Limerick's infamous McCarthy-Dundon gang, was sentenced to ten ye...

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    • A police officer who treated the cadet scheme he ran as a ‘grooming playground’ has been found guilty of sexually abusing teenagers.The 36-year-old went on trial at Liverpool Crown Court, where he denied twenty charges including sexually assau...

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    • Anne has recently completed her independent review into the culture of the sport of gymnastics and her report has been published.Anne was commissioned by UK Sport and Sport England to conduct an independent review into the culture of gymnastics in the UK ...

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    • Anne is instructed to prosecute 6 defendants for their role in the kidnapping and blackmail of 2 victims.Anne is instructed by the CPS to prosecute 6 individuals who are accused of kidnapping 2 men and holding them under threat of serious violence for sev...

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    • Anne is instructed to prosecute a police officer for Misconduct in Public Office and for various sexual offences.Anne is instructed by the CPS to prosecute Adnan Ali, an officer from the Greater Manchester Police for multiple offences of Misconduct in Pol...

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    •  Ongoing prosecution of 2 men charged with encouraging acts of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications in the context of extreme right-wing ideology and white supremacy.Anne is instructed by the CPS Counter-Terrorism Unit  to prosecute offen...

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    • Rangzieb Ahmed starts his civil action against MI5, MI6, Sec of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Sec of State for Home Department, the Attorney General and the Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police, today.  Anne Whyte QC...

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    • Anne Whyte QC successfully defends solicitor against allegations of theft made by former employer.Nathan Horsley was unanimously acquitted following a 3 week trial, at Newcastle Crown Court. Mr Horsley was alleged to have misappropriated cash handed to hi...

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    • Anne Whyte QC successfully defends HSE prosecution after a trial at Worcester Crown Court.On 3 December 2019, a jury acquitted Company ‘S’, one of the largest employers in Herefordshire, of an allegation under section 2 of the Health and Safet...

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    • Anne Whyte QC acted for the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire police in a claim for damages brought by men who were acquitted of conspiracy for murder.

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    • Anne Whyte QC successfully represented the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police in a case stated that concerned the recoverability of costs in cash forfeiture proceedings under POCA 2002 from the police.Counsel was instructed by Caroline Ashcroft of Great...

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    • Prosecution of non-recent sexual offences at a care home on the Isle of Man. Successful defence of an application to stay the case as an abuse of process, brought on multiple grounds involving analysis and application of parliamentary privilege, crown off...

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    • Anne Whyte QC acted for the Greater Manchester Police in a public inquiry into the shooting by a firearms officer of an unarmed suspect Anthony Grainger during a police firearms operation and serious crime investigation by the Greater Manchester Police.An...

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    • Anne Whyte QC acted for the Greater Manchester Police in an inquest into the death of an unarmed suspect Jordan Begley who died after being tasered by police officers. An examination of the safety of tasers, its operational use, and the policy and guidanc...

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    • Anne Whyte QC acted for the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police in an Article 2 inquest. Ms Shelvey threw herself off a public carpark roof after the man that she had accused of rape was acquitted in Crown Court proceedings.Ms Shelvey was extreme...

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    • Anne Whyte QC acted for the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police in an Article 2 inquest. Ms Akhtar had been fatally stabbed by her husband. The family maintained that the CPS and Greater Manchester Police had failed to respond to previous complai...

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    News

    • R -v- Foster (Karen)

      Anne Whyte KC instructed by the North West Complex Case Unit to prosecute childminder Karen Foster for the killing of a 10 month old child.The 62-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter of Harlow Collinge at Preston Crown Court on 7 June just as her trial...

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    • Anne Whyte KC Appointed as a Recorder

       We are delighted to announce that Anne Whyte KC has been appointed to sit as a Recorder (Crime) on the South Eastern Circuit.Her appointment takes effect from 18th May, 2023.  Anne continues to defend and prosecute, specialising in Serious Crime and Inqu...

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    • The Whyte Review

       The Whyte Review: Anne Whyte KC’s Independent Review in the sport of gymnastics has been completed and Anne’s Report has been published (The Whyte Review). Her report has been positively received and is set to influence reform in gymnastics a...

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    • Anne will be interviewed for the Centre for Sports

       19 September 2022: Anne will be interviewed for the Centre for Sports and Human Rights about The Whyte Review.

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    • Culture in Sport and The Whyte Review

       12 October 2022: Anne Whyte KC and Joanna Warwick will be speaking to a range of solicitors in chambers with former Olympic rower and author Cath Bishop about culture in sport and about the work of the Whyte Review.

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    • Anne Whyte KC will address MedEduCare at the Royal Society of Medicine

      2 December 2022: Anne Whyte KC will address MedEduCare at the Royal Society of Medicine.The meeting is entitled “Transgender athletes in female sport and Culture in Sport goes wrong: What do we do when it does?”. Anne will discuss the impact o...

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    • Anne Whyte QC, Rebecca Harris & Orla Daly discuss the scandal of widespread sexual abuse in schools in The Times yesterday

      Members of QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers write for The Times to consider the fallout from Everyone's Invited and to recommend that schools implement a code of conduct to tackle the issues and provide safe and independent mechanisms for reporting concerns a...

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    • Anne Whyte QC appointed to undertake an independent review (The Whyte Review) into the issues raised in British Gymnastics

      In July 2020 a significant number of gymnasts, and parents of gymnasts, made allegations about mistreatment within the sport of gymnastics. A number of the concerns alleged that British Gymnastics had failed to deal appropriately with complaints it had re...

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    • Anne Whyte QC successfully defends solicitor against allegations of theft made by former employer

      Anne Whyte QC leading Amos Waldman successfully defends solicitor against allegations of theft made by former employer.Nathan Horsley was unanimously acquitted following a 3 week trial, at Newcastle Crown Court. Mr Horsley was alleged to have misappropria...

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    • Anne Whyte QC successfully defends HSE prosecution

      Anne Whyte QC successfully defends HSE prosecution after a trial at Worcester Crown Court.On 3 December 2019, a jury acquitted Company ‘S’, one of the largest employers in Herefordshire, of an allegation under section 2 of the Health and Safet...

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    • Anne Whyte QC leading Julian Evans act for Greater Manchester Poilice in a JR against the Home Office

      Anne Whyte QC leading Julian Evans have been instructed to act for Greater Manchester Police in a JR against the Home Office. The claimant has sought a declaration of incompatibility that the prohibition of the use of intercept evidence in criminal procee...

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    • QEB Hollis Whiteman is delighted to welcome Anne Whyte QC as a new member of Chambers

      Anne was called to the Bar in 1993, took silk in 2010 and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.

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  • An outstanding advocate with a fantastic track-record across the full range of serious crime. Anne Whyte KC joined Chambers in 2019.

    Overview

    Anne has extensive experience of complex criminal trials and appeals. She is regularly instructed to prosecute serious crime, including terrorism, homicide, drugs conspiracies and sexual offending. She has lengthy experience of defending including health and safety prosecutions and those charged with sexual offences. She is highly respected for her advocacy and her grasp of detail.

    Experience

    Anne prosecutes and defends and is instructed in a wide range of serious crime both at first instance and in the Court of Appeal. Anne was appointed to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016 and sat in the Queen’s Bench Division until 2022.

    Anne is instructed to prosecute offences under the terrorism legislation. Such instructions regularly relate to the prosecution of defendants accused of attack planning include the prosecution of two defendants accused of planning to manufacture explosives for the purpose of an IS inspired attack, prosecution of a male and female for planning to manufacture TATP explosive, prosecution of two men for planning to launch an explosive device from an adapted drone and to conduct a “Lee Rigby” style attack on military/police personnel and for offences of failing to disclose information likely to prevent such an attack. Anne also recently conducted the prosecution of the youngest person to be tried in England for a terrorist offence. 

    Anne has always dealt with homicide cases including domestic violence killings, the assault and killing of infants and children and gangland killings. She was junior counsel in the prosecution of Sean Mercer who murdered the Liverpool school boy Rhys Jones and prosecuted several members of the gangs involved in that killing, for associated gun conspiracies and assisting offenders. As a result, she has long experience of dealing with and questioning witnesses who require special measures including children and young people. She regularly deals with young witnesses to serious violent crime as well as victims. Anne is regularly instructed both on behalf of the prosecution and the defence in non-accidental head injury (NAHI/baby shaking) cases relating to infants.

    Anne prosecuted the Coronation Street actor William Roache and has conducted several cases involving the prosecution of staff including teachers and carers at a variety of private and state-run institutions.  She is regularly involved in cases which involve serious and prolonged offending by those in authority within institutions and those in positions of trust.

    Anne has lengthy experience of conducting cases alleging breaches of health and safety legislation both at Inquests and in the Crown Court. She has successfully acted for police officers, private companies, utility companies and manufacturers. In this context, she is used to acquiring a rapid understanding of technical expert evidence and making this intelligible to juries.

    The breadth of her practice means that she is highly experienced in the handling of complex cases, sensitive disclosure processes, vulnerable witnesses and expert evidence.

    Notable Cases

    Operation Ector
    Prosecution of police officer for Misconduct in Public Office and Sexual Assaults.

    R v Drummond & Lennon
    Defending individual accused of murdering a 16 month old toddler after previous incidents of assault and sadistic wounding.

    Operation Hydronium
    Prosecution of two defendants for Encouraging Acts of Terrorism and Dissemination of Terrorist Publications.

    Operation Electra
    Prosecution of six defendants for Kidnapping and Blackmail.

    Operation Sapient
    Preparation of Acts of Terrorism - prosecution of two Kurdish men for researching and testing rudimentary explosive devices with a view to attack planning.

    Operation Thronewald
    Preparation of Acts of Terrorism - prosecution of two men accused of drone attack planning and of planning to attack military personnel with bladed instruments.

    Operation Decan
    Preparation of Acts of Terrorism - responding to appeals (having prosecuted at first instance) brought by two defendants convicted of attack planning in UK.

    Operation Octant
    Historic sexual offences dating from 1970s to early 1990s by care worker at string of homes in North West.

    Operation Tweed
    Prosecution of teachers for historic offences of assault and child cruelty against children in care.

    R v L
    Prosecution of a mother for the killing of her infant son.

    R v Smart
    Prosecution of recently released prisoner for murder of his partner.

    R v Michael
    Prosecution of serving inmate in HMP Altcourse for murder of another prisoner.

    Operation Brume
    CT Prosecution of Muslim revert for firearms offences in context of attempting to remove his children, who were in care, from the West to a Muslim Country.

    Operation Chrome
    Moss Side gangland killing. Prosecution for murder, Assisting an Offender and Encouraging an Offence (Serious Crime Act 2007).

    Operation Producted
    Prosecution of two defendants for Dissemination of Terrorist publications and Preparation of Acts of Terrorism leading to appeal in R v Humza Ali [2018] 1 WLR 6105 concerning definition of "terrorist publication" and interplay between Article 10 and section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

    R v Roache
    Prosecution of Coronation Street actor, William Roache for alleged rape and indecent assaults committed in 1960's.

    R v Kahar
    Prosecution of Preparation of Acts of Terrorism (travel to Syria), funding and inviting support for terrorism and dissemination of terrorist material - leading in part to landmark sentencing appeal of R v Kahar & others [2016] 1 WLR 3156.

    R v Mercer & others
    Prosecution (junior counsel) of murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones in Liverpool and of those charged with assisting an offender.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2023: Crime - Band 5; 

    'Has the ability to both absorb and understand complex arguments quickly, and is fearless in advancing a position both in writing and orally to a judge.' Chambers UK Crime (2022)

    'An incredibly hard worker who gets exceptional results and is extremely good with both witnesses and juries. She has a good grasp of legal arguments.' Chambers UK Crime (2021)

    ‘Her practice includes terrorism and sexual offences cases.’ Legal 500 Crime (2019)

    Recent Cases

    News

    • R -v- Foster (Karen)

      Anne Whyte KC instructed by the North West Complex Case Unit to prosecute childminder Karen Foster for the killing of a 10 month old child.The 62-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter of Harlow Collinge at Preston Crown Court on 7 June just as her trial...

    • Anne Whyte QC, Rebecca Harris & Orla Daly discuss the scandal of widespread sexual abuse in schools in The Times yesterday

      Members of QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers write for The Times to consider the fallout from Everyone's Invited and to recommend that schools implement a code of conduct to tackle the issues and provide safe and independent mechanisms for reporting concerns a...

    • Anne Whyte QC successfully defends solicitor against allegations of theft made by former employer

      Anne Whyte QC leading Amos Waldman successfully defends solicitor against allegations of theft made by former employer.Nathan Horsley was unanimously acquitted following a 3 week trial, at Newcastle Crown Court. Mr Horsley was alleged to have misappropria...

    • QEB Hollis Whiteman is delighted to welcome Anne Whyte QC as a new member of Chambers

      Anne was called to the Bar in 1993, took silk in 2010 and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.

  • Inquests, Inquiries and Public Law

    Hugely experienced in both inquests and public inquiries, Anne Whyte KC is particularly highly regarded for her expertise in handling public law matters on behalf of police forces.

    Overview

    Anne regularly provides advice and advocacy in respect of administrative law, particularly in cases which engage the interface between criminal, public and civil law. 

    Experience - Review and Inquiries

    In 2020 Anne was instructed by UK Sport and Sport England to conduct an independent review into gymnastics in the UK. In 2020 the sport was rocked globally by a series of abuse scandals which prompted reviews in various countries. Assisted by a secretariat from Field Fisher and by junior counsel from QEBHW, Anne hosted a call for evidence and conducted a deep and forensic investigation into the cultures prevailing in the sport and its governing body, British Gymnastics. Anne scrutinised the training atmospheres and experiences of gymnasts and coaches, the systems in place for safeguarding and welfare and the procedures in place for managing complaints. Her report was published in 2022.

    Anne was also instructed with Julian Evans to represent Greater Manchester Police in the Statutory public Inquiry into the shooting of Anthony Grainger. Mr Grainger was an unarmed suspect who was shot during a highly sensitive police firearms operation. Anne and Julian acted for the force and for the majority of police officers giving evidence before the Inquiry.

    Experience - Public Law Challenges

    Anne has extensive experience of public law challenges, particularly those which involve overlapping criminal law issues. The work that she has conducted for police forces has regularly thrown up judicial review claims including challenges to production orders, search warrants, football match policing, categorisation of inquests, PACE custody time limits, firearms certification and jurisdictional costs issues. She is used to getting involved at an early stage of potential claims and of using her skill and industry to achieve timely identification of the real issues and where appropriate swift resolution of the litigation. Current instructions include advising a force on cross border powers of arrest in terrorism cases. 

    Experience – inquisitorial proceedings

    Anne also has lengthy experience of inquisitorial proceedings, including coroners' inquests and has recently acted for the Greater Manchester Police in the Anthony Grainger Public Inquiry. She provides advice and advocacy to numerous police forces in a variety of contexts including civil actions for damages and declarations, disciplinary matters and operational issues. Previous cases include:

    • Defending a local police force in respect of High Court actions against multiple government agencies (inc SS, SIS & FCO) brought by the first member of Al-Qaeda to be convicted for directing terrorism in the UK. The claims relate to alleged complicity in unlawful arrest, arbitrary detention and torture in Pakistan.
    • Defence of civil claims brought against a local police force and other public agencies for failure to prevent various domestic violence killings (and conduct of Police at Inquests preceding same).
    • Representation of local police force at Article 2 Inquest, Judicial Review and in civil proceedings arising from the death of a suspect after use of taser during arrest.
    • Representation of local police force at Article 2 Inquest arising from suicide of a young person arrested, detailed and then released- scrutiny of Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence 1984 ("PACE") which, at the time, allowed 17-year-olds in police custody to be treated as adults.
    • Defence of a civil claim against a local police force for false imprisonment and breach of article 5 arising from exercise of the power to detain at ports of entry under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000.
    • Representation of local police force at the Article 2 Inquest into the death of a woman who committed suicide after a jury acquitted a defendant accused of her rape and the rape of other women.
    • Defence of claim against local police force for trespass, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, assault/personal injury, malicious procurement of a search warrant arising out of execution of warrant pursuant to section 5 Terrorism Act 2000.

    Notable Cases

    The Whyte review
    An independent investigation commissioned by Sport England and UK Sport following allegations of mistreatment within the sport of gymnastics.

    Rangzieb Ahmed v Director General of Security Service (2) Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (3) Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Defendants (4) Secretary of State for the Home Department (5) Her Majesty's Attorney -General (6) Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2020] EWHC 3458 (QB)
    Defence of allegations that Greater Manchester Police (and others) had been complicit in unlawful detention of Claimant in Pakistan and in his torture there and subsequent alleged rendition to the UK.

    Bennett v The Chief Constable of Merseyside Police [2018] EWHC 3591 (Admin)
    Defence of Merseyside Police in a Case Stated concerning recoverability of costs in cash forfeiture proceedings.

    R (on the application of Chief Executive of the Independent Police Complaints Commission) v Independent Police Complaints Commission [2016] EWHC 2993 (Admin) 
    Procedure to be adopted when IPCC wishes to quash its own report in to a serious and unexpected death.

    The Queen (on the application of the Greater Manchester Police) v Salford Magistrates Court [2011] EWHC 1578 (Admin)
    Custody time limits under PACE and warrants for further detention.

    Sultan Sher & others v (1) The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, (2) The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, (3) City of Westminster Magistrates Court, (4) Manchester magistrates Court, (5) Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 1589 (Admin) 
    Legality of search warrant in terrorism investigation and procedure under Schedule 8 Terrorism Act 2000 for applications for further warrants of detention.

    Shiv Malik v (1) Manchester Crown Court (2) Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police [2008] EWHC 1362 (Admin)
    Power to order production of journalist’s material, privilege against self-incrimination, use of special advocates, human rights.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2023: Inquests and Public Inquiries - Band 3, Police Law - Band 3

    Legal 500 2023: Inquests and Inquiries - Tier 3

    'Anne is a really strong performer in the field. She gets on top of her material and presents her case in court flawlessly." "Anne communicated well and made difficult decisions when required. She cut through large amounts of information effectively and efficiently, and was organised and saw the bigger picture.' Chambers UK Inquests & Public Inquiries (2023)

    'She is approachable, responsive, hard-working and practical in her problem solving. She is also considered and calm in her approach and able to efficiently analyse large amounts of information.She is very thorough, personable, communicative and easy to work with.' Chambers UK Inquests & Public Inquiries (2022)

    'She has a High Court judge's mind; she's steely in her submissions and is a good black-letter lawyer.' Chambers UK Police Law (2022)

    'Responsive, sensitive to the position of others she is engaging with, and hard-working. Anne is good at cutting through issues to make reasoned decisions, analysing large amounts of information and asserting herself in situations where appropriate; and she takes a practical approach to problem solving, and is calm and considered in her approach.' Legal 500 Inquests and Inquiries (2022)

    'She's exceptionally bright and charming; a brilliant advocate who gets to the issues quickly.' Chambers UK Police Law (2021)

    'She is a highly capable advocate: forensic and calm, yet steely when necessary.' Chambers UK Inquests and Public Inquiries (2021)

     

     

     

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