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Annabel advises on all aspects of the acquisition and management of real estate, particularly residential property. Her clients include individuals, trustees and landed estates. Annabel also has a great deal of experience acting for lenders taking security over property.

Annabel's focus is on providing pragmatic and commercial advice, enabling clients to navigate the property market intelligently. Her wide-ranging experience spans residential, commercial and rural property issues. Her particular specialism is high-value residential real estate and secured lending. She thrives on fast-paced transactions and finding solutions to the complicated problems which can arise as a result of the esoteric nature of the land law of England and Wales.

Clients praise Annabel's diligence and responsiveness as well as her calm, measured advice under pressure. Once a deal is agreed (whether it is an acquisition or a mortgage), Annabel works proactively and collaboratively to maintain momentum and achieve completion as quickly as possible.

Many of Annabel's clients are based outside the UK or have international interests and she is used to advising on UK property in the context of cross-border wealth and tax concerns. She acts for a large number of lenders including most of the private banks which hold UK lending books. Annabel particularly enjoys providing the sophisticated advice which private banks require to make agile lending decisions.

Annabel qualified as a solicitor in 2008.



Memberships & Accolades

Annabel writes regularly for the Financial Times and The Sunday Times.


"Annabel is a fantastic legal partner and trusted source of advice." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Annabel is just a superb and bright individual who is able to handle everything you throw at her." (Chambers HNW 2022 - Real Estate: High Value Residential)

Annabel is ranked lawyer for high value residential property work in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide. She is also recommended by Legal 500 for both her high-value residential work and her property finance work.

"She was perfect and brilliant to work with - commercial and pragmatic." (Chambers High Net Worth 2021)

"She brings a freshness and lightness of touch. She provides sound advice and is not fazed by problems." (Chambers High Net Worth 2021)

"She is very easy to deal with and is a good problem solver regarding technical surveying issues." (Chambers High Net Worth 2020)

"She is good - calm under pressure, efficient and communicative... she is helpful, polite and knowledgeable." (Chambers High Net Worth 2020)

"She is very efficient, very hardworking and very pragmatic. She's always available to talk." (Chambers High Net Worth 2019)

"Very easy to work with and businesslike in her manner. I've been very impressed with her" (Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018)

‘She is very nice, effective and very bright." (Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018)

"Very knowledgeable and innovative" and recognised for her Middle East expertise. (Legal 500 2017)

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