Anna Williams specialises in Employment & Discrimination law. She has been instructed to appear in multi-day employment tribunal proceedings as well as appeals before the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Anna joined Guildhall Chambers following successful completion of her specialist Employment & Discrimination Pupillage and has experience in all aspects of practice in the fields of Employment & Discrimination law. She has been commended on the thoroughness of her work and the maturity of her advocacy. In addition to practice, Anna undertakes extensive academic work in the fields of employment law and contract law.
Anna takes instructions in all areas of Employment & Discrimination law, acting for both claimants and respondents. She has been instructed in multi-day employment tribunal hearings and has appeared unled before the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Through her practice and academic work, Anna is well-placed to assist with complex employment law issues, including those with a human rights dimension.
She welcomes instructions in related fields, such as matters before the Special Educational Needs (SEND) Tribunal, and civil Equality Act claims.
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Successfully represented the Appellant in an appeal raising various issues, including associative discrimination and knowledge of disability prior to a cancer diagnosis.
Anna gladly takes instructions to appear in the Civil Courts, particularly in matters with an employment law dimension.
Anna is a Stipendiary Lecturer at Merton College, Oxford, teaching Contract and Roman law. She holds Employment Law tutorials for the Oxford Law Faculty.
Alongside teaching, Anna is completing a DPhil at Oxford University on ‘Labour Law in Strasbourg’, focussing on Articles 4 and 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Her work has been supported by a Barnett Bequest Scholarship and a Modern Law Review Scholarship.
Anna has several publications in the areas of employment law and contract law:
In addition, Anna has experience as a research assistant in the field of contract law, including work on Chitty on Contracts. Anna has contributed to reports for WorkSafe (New Zealand’s health and safety regulator) and the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation.
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