With a busy practice across a number of specialist areas in commercial disputes, Anna is a team player, who prides herself on careful attention to legal and factual detail. Her caseload includes high profile and high value cases in which she is instructed as a member of a team, as well as a broad range of matters in which she appears as sole counsel. Anna’s cases commonly have an international element and she is at home both in the English Courts and before arbitral tribunals.
Anna works in a range of industries, including financial services, technology, media and energy. In her banking and finance practice, Anna has acted for a number of leading global banks and financial institutions, including Commerzbank, Citigroup, Lloyds, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.
Anna has particular experience of large scale, group and test case litigation. She is familiar with the special challenges of acting in the interests of or against a large body of litigants, the importance of co-operating effectively with other counsel teams, and innovative case management that is likely to be required.
Anna also sits as an arbitrator, having accepted six appointments (variously as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair) in ICC and LCIA arbitrations over the last two years.
Having for some years been named as a leading junior, Anna is now ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar as one of the leading new silks in Commercial Litigation. She has recently been identified in a Legal Business article on “the Legal Elite” as a “genuine rising star”.
Of her work since taking silk, clients say she has “a superb grasp of the law and is very good on the factual details” (The Legal 500 (2019)). Other clients comment that “She's indefatigable and someone who provides consistently high-quality analysis." "Anna Boase is very relaxed and confident, and she's good on her feet." (Chambers UK Bar (2019)).
Before becoming a QC, she was described as “very bright, hardworking junior and approachable” (The Legal 500) and as “a hard-working and technically accomplished junior who peers say is “unflappable” when on her feet” (Chambers UK Bar).
The Chambers UK Bar Guide notes that her strengths include “a winning manner both with clients and in court”, and that she is “clever, but also incredibly obliging and productive”. Top law firms praised her eye for detail and analytical ability.
Identified as a "Future Star at the Bar" by Legal Week, she was described as a commercial specialist who "is never fazed by anything". Noted for her Commercial Court work and for her financial services practice, solicitors said of her "she is always in control and does everything to perfection".