Anna Williams

Year of call: 2019

Anna Anna

Please note Anna is currently on sabbatical and is not taking instructions.

Anna joined Chambers in October 2020 after successful completion of her specialist employment and discrimination pupillage under the supervision of Douglas Leach.

During her pupillage, she gained experience in all aspects of practice in the fields of employment and discrimination law, including associated matters in civil proceedings.

She is already building a busy practice in this area and has been commended on the thoroughness of her work and the maturity of her advocacy.


Employment & Discrimination

Anna takes instructions in all areas of employment and discrimination law, acting for both claimants and respondents.  

She welcomes instructions in related fields, such as matters before the Special Educational Needs (“SEND”) Tribunal and civil Equality Act claims.

Civil Litigation

Anna takes instructions to appear in the civil courts in a broad range of matters, such as small claims and Stage 3 hearings.


Anna has several publications in the areas of employment law and contract law:

  • Affirmative Duties in Vitiated Consent Transactions’ (with Professor M Chen-Wishart) in E Bant and J Paterson (eds), Misleading Silence in Private Law (Hart Publishing 2020)
  • Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants: further blurring boundaries in employment status?’, UK Labour Law Blog (July 2020)
  • The Equality Act 2010 and menopause at work’, ELA Briefing (May 2020)

In addition, she has worked as a research assistant in the field of contract law, including work on Chitty on Contracts, and contributed to two reports on the health and safety of culturally and linguistically diverse workers for WorkSafe (New Zealand’s health and safety regulator) and the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation.


For further information and enquiries please contact:

Employment & Discrimination: Rob McDonald or Emily Webb


  • Member of the Government Legal Department Junior Junior Scheme
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association 


  • LL.M. in Legal Practice (Barristers) (Distinction), BPP University, Bristol
  • B.A. in Law with German Law (First Class), Merton College, Oxford, and the University of Konstanz
  • Eldon Scholarship 2019-2020 (joint recipient), University of Oxford
  • Postmastership and Exhibition, Merton College, Oxford