Chambers & Partners – Recommended since 2015 for Employment (Senior Executives) and has been ranked in band 3 in the 2018 and 2019 editions:
Commentators describe Anna Birtwistle as "super bright, really responsive and very client-focused." She is regularly called upon by senior individuals to advise on exits, whistle-blowing and investigations, among other things. (2020)
'“Very personable and sympathetic”, according to clients. She handles high-stakes employment matters on behalf of senior executives including regular work on discrimination and whistle-blowing claims’ (2019).
‘The “excellent” Anna Birtwistle offers expertise in discrimination and whistle blowing claims. Clients praise her responsiveness and describe her as “very thorough”’ (2018).
‘Anna Birtwistle has been described as a “champion among lawyers” with clients valuing “her ability to communicate in a way clients can take on board”’ (2017).
‘Praised for being “experienced and savvy” as well as “unflinching and tenacious” Anna Birtwistle advises on contentious and non-contentious employment disputes, including discrimination issues’ (2016).
Legal 500 – Recommended since 2016 for Partnership and Employment:
“has particular expertise with regards to high value negotiated exits, with a strong track record of work for clients in the financial services sector.” (Employment, 2019)
“has significant experience of advising on misconduct investigations, discrimination and whistleblowing claims and restrictive covenants.” (Partnership, 2019)
‘Anna Birtwistle is also recommended and focuses on partnership discrimination, whistleblowing and partner exits’ (Partnership, 2017).
‘The “warm and approachable” Anna Birtwistle and David Fisher led advice to whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work on its intervention in high-profile litigation before the Court of Appeal concerning whistleblowing legislation’ (Employment: Employers and Senior Executives, 2017).
Who’s Who Legal: Management Labor & Employment Lawyers – Featured annually since 2013 as a leader in the field of corporate side employment law:
‘Anna Birtwistle is one of the foremost names in the field. She frequently advises multinational clients on redundancies, misconduct investigations and litigation relating to unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing’ (2018).