Anna Renou

Anna Renou

Anna is a dual qualified English Solicitor and Australian Lawyer, specialising in a wide range of criminal cases including serious violence, regulatory and terrorism-related offences.   Anna also has experience of working on complex fraud cases.  Most recently, she prepared for a three-month fraud trial concerning the sale of carbon credits. 

Anna has expertise in defending health care professionals charged with criminal offences, drawing on her previous experience working as Legal Officer at the Royal College of Nurses Legal Services.  Most recently she has successfully defended a number of high profile cases, including a nurse who faced gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety offences following the death of a patient at a clinic offering abortion procedures.  After the service of extensive expert evidence by the defence, the manslaughter charge was dropped. A month later, after six days of legal argument at the Central Criminal Court, the CPS offered no evidence against our client on all other charges.     

Anna also has particular interest in working with trafficking victims charged with criminal offences related to their exploitation.

Prior to her move to London, Anna spent three years as a criminal lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid in Australia. In this role she acted as a Solicitor Advocate representing clients charged with summary crimes and complex Crown Court matters.

Prominent Cases

  • R v GP (Central Criminal Court 2016). Nurse acquitted of manslaughter and regulatory offences
  • R v SH (Inner London Crown Court 2016). Successful challenge to the decision to prosecute a victim of human trafficking
  • R v AM (Aylesbury Crown Court 2016). Nurse acquitted of sexual allegations.
  • R v CM (Snaresbrook Crown Court 2016). Client cleared of child cruelty allegations
  • R v DP (Inner London Crown Court 2016) Client acquitted of historical sexual allegations
  • R v AL and Others (Central Criminal Court 2015). Client acquitted of joint enterprise murder allegation
  • R v NB (Maidstone Crown Court 2015). Client cleared of historical sexual offences