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2 Temple Gardens

Anna Hughes

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Personal Injury , Clinical Negligence , Travel: International Personal Injury
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Personal Injury - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Anna Hughes
A junior with a flourishing personal injury practice with experience in complicated liability disputes and serious injury cases, and a particular flair for quantum issues. She routinely appears on behalf of defendant clients in cases concerning suspected fraudulent claims. She is adept at handling cross-border claims with jurisdictional complexity. She is also noted for her handling of claims arising from RTAs and accidents at work.
Strengths: "She is very bright and witheringly good in cross-examinations." "She is a good advocate - very persuasive and fiercely fights her client's corner."
Recent work: Represented the defendant in a multi-track trial which centred on whether the claimant had been fundamentally dishonest in relation to the extent of the injuries he suffered as a result of an accident at the defendant's premises.
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Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)

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Anna Hughes
An experienced barrister, regularly sought after to undertake high-value, complex cases in the fields of both clinical negligence and personal injury. Her particular expertise in quantum makes her an asset in multimillion-pound cases. She is highly regarded for her cross-examination skills.
Strengths: "A fantastic advocate who is not afraid of standing firm on difficult issues." "She's formidable in court and provides great tactical advice."
Recent work: Represented Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in a liability-only trial arising out of an alleged failure to diagnose and treat actinomycosis.
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Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)

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Anna Hughes
Handles a wide range of claims following overseas accidents. She is mainly instructed by defendants and has considerable experience in the drafting of defences of package travel claims and advising on foreign law and jurisdictional issues.
Strengths: "She's incredibly easy to work with and goes above and beyond to assist. She's also very strategic and is an excellent advocate."
Recent work: Successfully represented the claimant in Tipper v TUI UK, a claim brought under the Package Travel Regulations. The claimant had booked a holiday through the defendant, and during the course of his holiday contracted food poisoning and was hospitalised.
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Practice Areas

Anna is a very experienced advocate who regularly advises on complex and high value matters arising from clinical negligence and personal injury disputes. She also has considerable experience in the fields of travel and foreign claims, product liability and private international law. Recent notable cases include acting for a manufacturer of intra-ocular lenses in a large product liability claim; a claim arising from an accident at sea in Bermuda which led to a fatality, and a series of cases arising from allegedly negligent cancer treatment at a hospital.

Career

Prior to joining Chambers, Anna obtained a First Class degree in Law from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. She was called to the Bar in 2008 (Middle Temple).

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