"Recommended for cases involving defendants and witnesses with mental health issues."Legal 500 2019
"She has a very good rapport with clients and is able to speak to them in terms they understand. She is also excellent with witnesses and adheres to timelines"Chambers & Partners 2018
"An expert in serious sexual offence matters and child abuse cases."Legal 500 2017
"She is a very skilled and practical lawyer who gets to the heart of the matter...She is a very good trial advocate and gets on very well with clients."Chambers & Partners
"I felt totally supported by Anne and completely confident in her skills as a barrister. Anne was extremely professional throughout the whole process with her knowledge and calm approach I felt that somehow the outcome would be fair."Client
Anne Brown is a highly experienced trial advocate.
Acting for both the prosecution and defence, her practice ranges across the whole spectrum of criminal law and covers cases of serious violence, sexual offences, drugs and fraud. Anne has particular expertise in trials involving both defendants and witnesses with any form of disability, especially those with learning difficulties or mental health issues. Anne regularly appears in the Court of Appeal.
Defending in a high profile rape case from 1983 against Queen’s Counsel in the Court of Appeal, where the conviction was quashed, and the subsequent re-trial where the defendant was acquitted.
Successfully defending a senior non-commissioned officer accused of neglect of duty resulting in the death of a US soldier in Afghanistan.
Currently defending in a case where a defendant with acute mental health problems is accused of stabbing a police officer with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.
Currently defending in a case of alleged historic sexual abuse where there is expert evidence concerning confabulation and recovered memory syndrome.
Junior Counsel in a successful murder prosecution, where the primary witness had severe mental health difficulties and a complete memory loss and there was no direct supporting evidence.
Currently Junior Counsel prosecuting in a complex, multi-handed sexual exploitation case with allegations of child trafficking, rape and controlling child prostitution.
Anne also defends senior and junior ranked military personnel in Court Martial hearings, covering a range of violent, sexual, drug and fraud offences and Service offences.