Anna Lintner


Year of Call 2009



General Profile


Anna specialises in commercial, insolvency and company litigation. She has considerable courtroom experience and is highly regarded for her engaging advocacy style and robust cross-examination skills.

 

Anna is on the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and is regularly instructed on behalf of Government Departments and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

 

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:

Anna’s practice covers all aspects of general commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, banking and finance litigation such as secured lending and guarantee claims, professional negligence claims, insurance and franchise disputes. Anna 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, and the manipulation of LIBOR. 

 

Insolvency and Company:

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 frequently acts in Insolvency Act applications brought by or against office holders, including cases involving breach of duty and misfeasance by directors and transactional avoidance proceedings, disputed debts and injunctive relief in respect of winding up petitions. Anna is also regularly instructed in company law matters such as shareholder disputes, including unfair prejudice petitions, enforcement of directors’ duties and director disqualification proceedings.

 

Crown and Revenue:

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. Anna is also instructed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in relation to direct and indirect taxation disputes in the High Court and Tax Tribunal. Anna has developed a particular specialism in proceedings under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 and has been instructed in a large number of claims for disqualification and permission to act, on behalf of both the Secretary of State and Defendants.

 

 

Notable Cases:

 

  • Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Murphy [2019 EWHC 459 (Ch). Instructed by the Secretary of State in director disqualification proceedings against a solicitor. Obtained an eight-year disqualification order.

 

  • Tata Steel UK Ltd v Associated British Ports [2017] EWHC 694 (Ch)Represented the Respondent in this application for a stay pursuant to section 9 of the 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

R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Bar Pro Bono Unit

 

 

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