Anna is CEO and a Corporate Partner at gunnercooke llp, one of the UK’s fastest growing challenger law firms set up in 2010 with offices in London and Manchester. Anna was gunnercooke’s first ever partner appointment, joining the firm in 2011 and she took over the role of CEO in September 2015. She is also known for her work as a commercial and client focused corporate lawyer, advising on both M&A and private equity transactions, in addition to gaining extensive in-house experience at £1.2 billion turnover Enterprise plc (now Amey), where she advised on the groups acquisitions and disposals for a number of years.

Anna believes in providing brilliant client service, acting as a trusted advisor, she is passionate about innovation and creating a giving and philanthropic culture.

  • Plcs
  • Medium to large sized corporates
  • Private equity houses
  • Owner Managed Businesses on an acquisition trail or seeking to realise their value


  • Acted for Liverpool Community College on its acquisition of First4Skills (in administration)
  • Acted for Enterprise plc of the acquisition of Byzak
  • Acted for Maven Capital Partners on the MBO of Vodat International
  • Acted for an international plc on its sale of part of its business
  • Acted for YFM on the MBO of IFA Holdings
  • Acted for Smith Kendon on its sale to Tangerine Confectionery
  • Acted for Enterprise plc on the acquisition of Severn Trent’s meter installation business
  • Acted for the buyer on an acquisition of a publishing business from a plc.
  • A member of Insider 42 under 42 in 2018 (North West)
  • Shortlisted for Corporate Leader of the Year 2018 at the English Women’s Awards (North)
  • Insider Lancashire Deal of the Year, 2010
  • Young Lawyer of the Year at the North West Insider Young Professionals Awards, 2006

Previous Law Firms

  • Pannone LLP
  • Brabners Chaffe Street LLP



  • Senior Legal M & A Advisor at Enterprise Plc



  • The University of Birmingham
  • York College of Law


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