Anna Midgley

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BA (Hons) Cantab; Pembroke College Zeigler Prize for Law and Foundation Scholarship
Year of call and Inn: 
2005; Middle Temple. Middle Temple; Astbury Scholarship and Certificate of Honour for achievement on BVC (graded Outstanding)
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit; CBA; HSLA
Recorder 2016 (Crown Court)
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Practice Overview: 

Anna Midgley specialises in criminal law for both the prosecution and the defence, across a broad spectrum of offences, including regulatory crime and inquests. She is a level 4 CPS panel advocate, is on the panel of rape and serious sexual offences prosecutors, and is recommended in the Legal 500.

Anna has recently been appointed as a Crown Court Recorder and is the youngest ever barrister to have been appointed to this role. Please click here to read an article in The Telegraph recognising her achievement.


Anna designs, writes and presents courses on inquests, health and safety law, disclosure, evidence, sentencing and trials of sexual offences. Her lecturing skills are recognised by commercial training providers and she has trained Avon and Somerset Constabulary and works with the Department of Business and Innovation and Skills.

Anna lectures for MBL seminars nationwide on the statutory and regulatory framework for inquests, case law, and advocacy and tactics in this context.


"An able junior with experience acting for the prosecution and for the defence in a range of serious crime cases. She handles matters concerning allegations of sexual offences, manslaughter and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs" "Well respected and a good operator."
Chambers and Partners 2020

"Noted for her expertise in gun crime cases, drugs conspiracies and white-collar fraud matters."
Legal 500 2019

"Very experienced in cases of serious violence, gun crime and drugs conspiracies."
Legal 500 2017

"Light years ahead of her call: she is strikingly astute and sees the real issues."
Legal 500 2016

“a very able junior who is ahead of her call”
Legal 500 2011

Areas of Practice