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Anna Littler

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Commercial

Anna is recognised as a leading junior in the field of Commercial Chancery in Chambers and Partners 2019 edition. She acts in a variety of commercial disputes, in particular experience of cases involving allegations of fraud and asset preservation/disclosure (including relating to offshore trusts structures), as well as in contractual claims. She often acts on document-heavy cases involving significant disclosure exercises and related interim applications.

Anna has particular experience, both acting as junior to leading counsel and as sole counsel, in obtaining and resisting various forms of interim relief, including:

  • Norwich Pharmacal/third party disclosure orders
  • Freezing and ancillary disclosure orders
  • Search orders (including against third parties)
  • Summary judgment/strike out applications
  • Committal proceedings brought on the basis of allegations of contempt of court
  • Challenges to jurisdiction

Examples of her recent commercial work include:

  • acting as sole counsel for the purchaser of a company in relation to claims for breach of warranty against the seller in relation to the financial position of the company
  • acting as sole counsel for a technology company in its claim against its former finance officer for the fraudulent misappropriation of funds, successfully obtaining freezing and disclosure orders
  • acting as sole counsel for an individual defrauded through a bogus wine investment scheme and successfully obtaining freezing and disclosure orders.
  • acting as sole counsel for a technology company, successfully defending a contractual claim brought against it by a former consultant
  • acting as sole counsel for a luxury car company, defending a claim brought against it alleging breach of contract
  • acting for a provider of care services in its claim for breach of contract against a commercial client
  • acting in committal proceedings brought on the basis of allegations of contempt of court for failing to comply with an order for disclosure of information/assets
  • acting to resist the appointment of a receiver in proceedings in which freezing relief had been granted
  • acting as sole counsel in a claim by a shareholder alleging deceit in relation to their investment in a private company