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Anna Bentley

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Anna Bentley - Deans Court Chambers


  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
  • St John's College, Cambridge University- MA (Cantab)
  • MMU - BVC


  • Deputy District Judge of the Northern Circuit
  • Family Recorder - North Eastern Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit


Anna has a busy and thriving practice specialising in children’s family law.

She is a sought after advocate in the area of public law children’s work and also undertakes more complex private law children’s cases.

In the area of public law, Anna acts regularly for local authorities and has considerable experience acting on behalf of parents, children and intervenors. Anna has experience of complex and intractable cases involving allegations of serious sexual abuse, inflicted injuries and emotional harm. In the private law arena, Anna undertakes cases involving difficult disputes including international and internal relocation, serious allegations of violence and abuse and representation of r16.4 guardians.

Anna has a personable and pragmatic approach, which she puts to good effect both inside and outside the courtroom.


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