email@example.comTel: +44 (0) 203 086 7708Anna has been a content lawyer since the beginning of 2000, when she joined our sister business, Wiggin LLP. For 20 years she worked providing production advice for the major US studios and broadcasters on their UK and European productions and giving pre-publication advice to UK print and digital publishers.
Alongside her pre-broadcast and pre-publication work, she practised as a litigator defending media clients and their insurers in content-related claims, particularly in ‘idea submission’ claims, copyright. libel, privacy, and contempt. Notable cases include:
Nick Martin v Julia Kogan  EWCA Civ 1645 and  EWHC 2927 (IPEC) -acting for the film companies on a case concerning the authorship of the script for Florence Foster Jenkins
Nicholas Brown v Tom Bower  EWHC 2637 (QB) - acting for the publisher Faber & Faber Ltd in defence of a libel claim
Banner Universal v Endemol Shine Group  EWHC 2600 (Ch) -acting for the television companies in defence of an ‘idea submission’ claim
The Attorney General v The Conde Nast Publications Ltd  EWHC 682 (Admin) -acting for the publisher in response to a contempt of court prosecution
This unique experience means she is very well equipped to give realistic and practical advice to media clients on their risk exposure and how to keep themselves out of trouble.
She now focusses exclusively on content work. Experience Books
Anna regularly reads for the major publishers of print and audiobooks, both non-fiction and fiction and in all genres, but particularly memoirs, including the best-sellers Mel B’s ‘Brutally Honest’, Pete Paphides’ ‘Broken Greek’, Ben Stokes’ ‘Firestarter’, Noel Fitzpatrick’s ‘Being the Supervet’, Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’, David Jason’s ‘My Life’ and ‘A Del of a Life’, Ant Middleton’s ‘Zero Negativity’, Megan Phelps Roper’s ‘Unfollow’ and Oliver Stone’s ‘Chasing the Light’. Films & Television
Anna has 20+ years’ experience of assisting productions and their clearance co-ordinators with legal advice on scripts (principally for libel, privacy, copyright issues), neg check reports, set decoration, props, costume, including advice on incidental inclusion and fair dealing. She is used to assisting US productions on the different approach taken to production clearances in the UK. She regularly advises insurers and their clients on their applications for Errors & Omissions insurance.
TV Productions advised have included ‘Chernobyl’, ‘Black Narcissus’, ‘The Serpent’, ‘The Crown’, ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘Treadstone’, ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’, ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘The Rhythm Section’ and ‘A Very British Scandal’.
Film productions advised include ‘Blue Story’, ‘Ex Machina’, ‘The Children Act’, ‘Paddington’, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, ‘Another United Kingdom’, ‘Official Secrets’, ‘Eye in the Sky’, ‘Made in Dagenham’, ‘My Week with Marilyn’, ‘Belle’, ‘Annihilation’, ‘Stan & Ollie’, ‘Starred Up’ and ‘Sunshine on Leith’. Audio
Anna regularly advises audio producers and audiobooks in all genres. Recent productions include ‘Sex, Lies and DM Slides’ (Heydon Prowse Productions for Spotify), ‘Kurupt FM’ and ‘From the Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge podcast’ for Audible and ‘Power, Lust and Glory: The Story of Gold’ (Just Radio for Audible). Magazines
Anna has worked for the UK’s popular weekly and monthly consumer magazines for 20 years, including the infamous ‘lads’ mags’ in the noughties, the weekly gossip magazines, motoring titles, sports titles, food titles and the glossies. She is a regular lawyer on Reviewed & Cleared’s Legalmypage service.