5 Essex Court

Anne Studd QC

Call 1988
Silk 2012

“Very experienced, bright and decisive: clients feel well supported when instructing her”
Chambers UK

Anne is ranked as a leading silk specialising in police law, public inquiries, inquests and public law.  

Clients value her “charming style” and ability to “cut through the myriad of information and get to the heart of the issue in cases” (Chambers UK).

Anne has excelled in all areas of police law over many years.  She has loyal clients who return because she is "Very forceful, a very good communicator and very good with clients. If you want someone for a tough fight, she is very robust" and "She is hugely experienced and meticulous in her preparations, and exudes a sense of calm." She has a “charming style” and ability to “cut through the myriad of information and get to the heart of the issue in cases” (Legal 500, Chambers & Partners)

Clients value her ability to deal with cases “end to end” from advising in the early stages where litigation may follow right up to and including the Appellate hearings. Her clear, careful, straight talking approach has made her popular with clients of CEO rank but tactful approach to enable them to more easily deal with difficult issues and minimising reputational damage.

She is a Recorder, Bencher of Gray’s Inn and vetted to SC level

Recent examples of high profile work:

  • Harvey Proctor
  • Paul Gambaccini 
  • Police Overtime Litigation 
  • Grenfell Inquiry acting for the Mayor of London
  • Inquests into the Deaths of 10 Patients Treated by Paul Miller (Urologist) acting for the Health Authority 
  • Inquest into the Deaths at Ballymurphy (NI)
  • Sean Rigg 
  • Hillsborough civil claims
  • UCPI
  • IICSA
  • Hyde Park Bombing (Civil Claim)