Anna Chestnutt

Call To The Bar: 2016

Anna’s experience covers a broad spectrum of criminal law. She prosecutes and defends regularly in the Crown Court, as well as the Magistrates’ Court. Aside from her criminal practice, Anna accepts instructions to appear in front of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (‘NMC’) on behalf of nurses, and appears in civil cases.

Anna has recently completed a three month secondment with the Information Commissioner’s Office in Wilmslow. She assisted in criminal prosecutions for offences arising from data protection legislation. She was seconded within the organization when GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force.

Prior to the bar, Anna gained international experience with the Texas Defender Service, as a case worker on death row appeals. Aside from daily casework and client conferences, Anna was responsible for drafting information documents on the appeals process in Texas. This cemented Anna’s desire to represent vulnerable clients facing criminal prosecutions.

Anna spent years volunteering at the call centre of a well known mental health charity, where she gained experience of dealing with those with complex mental health issues.

With a professional background as a legal recruitment consultant in Manchester, Anna has an appreciation of the commercial reality faced by solicitors in the North West.

Anna is a member of the Criminal Bar Association and a member of the Northern Circuit.