Name:
Ann Abel
Year of Call:
1998
Inn:
Lincoln's Inn
Area of Expertise:
Crime
Practice Summary:

Criminal defence and prosecution (Grade 1)

Biography:

Ann graduated in LLB Law from the University of Birmingham and BA History from the University of Warwick. Whilst completing her History degree, Ann worked at a local solicitor’s office as a filing clerk and as a volunteer at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

Ann passed the Bar Vocational Course in 1998 and upon gaining a tenancy in 2000, Ann initially had a mixed practise comprising family, immigration, licensing and criminal.

Since joining Blackfriars Chambers in 2004, Ann has specialised in criminal prosecution. This has entailed appearing in busy remand courts all across London as Prosecution advocate on a daily basis, dealing with bail applications, sentence hearings, case management hearings, overnight custody cases as well as trial courts for which Ann is block booked. Ann has also covered specialist Domestic Violence courts. As a grade 1 CPS Agent, Ann has extensive experience of a wide variety of cases in the magistrates’ courts including lesser offences of violence, road traffic, and benefit fraud. Ann is also available for defence work on Saturdays.

In her spare time Ann enjoys visiting her younger brother who is registered blind and has severe cerebral palsy.

Education & Awards:

History BA(Hons)

BVC