Anna Lintner


Year of Call 2009



General Profile


Anna has a broad commercial and chancery practice, which includes contractual disputes, personal and corporate insolvency, company law disputes and professional negligence claims. Anna has particular expertise in banking and finance litigation and is regularly instructed as sole or junior counsel in claims involving banks and other lenders, brokers and financial advisers. She has been instructed in a large number of claims relating to the mis-selling of financial products, including complex interest rate derivatives.  In 2013, Anna was seconded to Carter-Ruck solicitors for six months, where she worked primarily in the firm’s banking and finance litigation department.

 

In addition to her commercial and chancery practice, Anna also has experience of acting and advising in employment and defamation disputes and is accordingly well placed to handle commercial and chancery disputes that engage those areas of law. Having begun her career at a common law set, Anna has considerable courtroom experience and is highly regarded for her engaging advocacy style and cross-examination skills.

 

Anna is on the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and acts for the Government in commercial and civil disputes and company and insolvency matters. She is also instructed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in relation to taxes and duties enforcement proceedings.

 

Before coming to the Bar, Anna spent time working at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC.

 

Areas of Emphasis:

 

Commercial and Chancery Litigation:

Anna’s practice covers all aspects of general commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, insurance and franchise disputes. She has particular expertise in banking and finance litigation, including financial mis-selling and benchmark fixing claims relating to derivatives and other financial products, secured lending and guarantee claims and negligence claims against financial institutions and professionals.

 

Company and Insolvency:

Anna is instructed on behalf of creditors, office holders and debtors in both corporate and personal insolvency matters, in an advisory and representative capacity.  She regularly appears in the High Court and County Courts in a range of insolvency matters. Anna also has experience of advising and acting in company law matters, including shareholder disputes, enforcement of directors’ duties and director disqualification proceedings.

 

Notable Cases:

 

  • Tata Steel UK Ltd v Associated British Ports [2017] EWHC 694 (Ch). Represented the Respondent in this application for a stay pursuant to s.9 Arbitration Act 1996. Instructed by Eversheds Sutherland and led by Zia Bhaloo QC.

  • Harrington v United States of America (2015, ET). Acted for the Government of the United States of America in State Immunity proceedings. Successfully established that the USA enjoyed State immunity in relation to claims brought by a UK national employed by the US Armed Forces on a military base in the UK. Instructed by Volterra Fietta and led by Professor Dan Sarooshi.

 

  • Representing a property development company in a negligent advice claim against Lloyds bank plc involving over £30 million of complex interest rate derivatives. Instructed by Carter-Ruck and led by William McCormick QC.

 

  • Mid-Sussex Homes v Natwest Bank plc and Royal Bank of Scotland plc (2014, Mercantile Court). Interest rate derivatives mis-selling claim. Instructed by Carter-Ruck and led by William McCormick QC.

 

 

Education, Appointments and Awards:

 

2016 Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown

2011 LLM: University College London (Distinction: Ranked 1st in year)

2008 Bar Vocational Course: ICSL

2007 Prince of Wales Scholarship (Major Award): Gray’s Inn

2007 BA (Hons) Law: University of Cambridge

 

Chancery Bar Association

Insolvency Lawyers Association

Bar Pro Bono Unit