Temple, London EC4Y 9BE | DX 0018 LDE
Tel. 020 7583 5123 | clerks@newcourtchambers.com

Anna Hefford

Barrister - Call 2004

Practice Profile

Public Law Children: Anna regularly represents Local Authorities, parents and children, at all levels.

Private Law Children: Anna regularly represents parents and children in 9.5 Guardian cases.

Family Law Act cases: Anna also undertakes work in this area.

Anna has a specialist interest in representing individuals with moderate to severe learning difficulties; mental illness; and autism.

Anna regularly gives talks to lawyers and child care professionals on matters relating to all areas of family law. In addition, she is often asked to speak at schools and universities. Anna is also a sponsor through the Middle Temple sponsorship scheme for students. Anna is also a trainer with the Middle Temple Advocacy Programme, training new practitioners, pupils and students.


Qualifications/Awards

MSc. in Clinical Criminology: Anna undertook a Masters degree in this area, specialising in the area of mentally disordered offenders. She wrote her dissertation, for which she received a First, on ‘Children who Kill: Evil, or Incapable of Criminal Responsibility?’.

LL.b. (European Union)

Certificate in German Legal Studies


Professional Associations

FLBA


Languages

German (fluent); French (semi-fluent); Italian (basic)


Personal Interests

Travel, music, skiing & languages