Anna Shadbolt

"provides clear, insightful and very valuable advice. She communicates in a natural and professional way that builds trust"Client Review


Anna has specialised in family law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011,  joining Dawson Cornwell in 2016 and being made up to partner in 2023. She is ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” by The Legal 500 2024.

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.

Taking a pragmatic and commercial approach to resolving cases, Anna aims 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.

Awards & Recognitions

Next Generation Partner
The "exceptional" Anna Shadbolt was promoted to the partnership and was named as a “Next Generation Partner”.
Legal 500 2024

Rising Star
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

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