Anna has specialised in family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011, joining Dawson Cornwell in 2016 and was made up to partner in 2023. She is ranked as a "Rising Star" by The Legal 500 2023.
Anna advises on all aspects of family law, particularly financial issues arising upon divorce or separation of cohabiting couples. She advises on a range of complex legal issues, including financial provision for children of unmarried parents, claims in respect of property owned by cohabitees, pre and post nuptial agreements, the treatment of non-disclosure by one party and cases involving a significant asset base.
Anna is also experienced in international cases including advising on complex issues of enforcement in other jurisdictions, securing financial provision for parties who have obtained an overseas divorce, the treatment of offshore trusts or other international assets, and multifaceted jurisdictional issues concerning competing legal proceedings in other countries.
Anna takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to resolving cases, aiming to achieve the most beneficial outcome for her clients in the most cost-effective manner possible.
She is a member of Resolution and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Complex Financial Remedies, Cohabitation and TOLATA. She is also a member of The Family Law Panel. She has written extensively for various legal publications, including Family Law Journal and International Family Law, has prepared training materials for the European Family Justice Observatory and presented training webinars for other family lawyers.
Anna has volunteered for various pro bono organisations over the years including Liberty and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau at the Central Family Court.
Anna Shadbolt was named as a “Rising Star”.
Legal 500 2023
Anna Shadbolt is "very clever and relates brilliantly with clients" (Court of Protection).
Legal 500 2018-2019
The Legal 500 2019