Anna Peaston

Call 2017

Anna Peaston

Introduction

Anna commenced a specialist family pupillage in October 2018, under the supervision of Christopher Watson, Robin Lewis and Jonathan Nosworthy. She became a tenant in October 2019.

Anna is regularly instructed in both public and private children matters. She has experience of matters involving domestic violence, sexual abuse, contact and residence disputes and ancillary orders such as prohibited steps and specific issue orders.

Anna accepts instructions in all aspects of financial remedy proceedings from preliminary hearings through to final hearings. She is seeking to develop this area of her practice.

In the year before commencing pupillage, Anna worked as a paralegal in the family law department of a firm in London. Anna assisted on matters in all areas of family law and her work included advising and representing clients in applications for domestic violence injunctions, attending court to take a note and representing clients at Public Law Outline meetings.

Prior to her paralegal role, Anna worked in business development at a charity working with offenders and their families. In addition, Anna has held voluntary positions including: Information Service Volunteer with Stonewall, providing information on issues affecting the LGBT community, Volunteer Advocate with the Communities Empowerment Network representing families contesting a child’s exclusion from school, and with Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

In her spare time, Anna is a keen dancer and enjoys cooking and travelling.

Education

LLB (Hons), Law with French, University of Birmingham, 2:1
BPTC, University of Law, Very Competent

Appointments and Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
Inner Temple