Anna Patterson

Anna Patterson

Legal Director
Swindon 6 Drakes Meadow Penny Lane Swindon SN3 3LL
Bath 2 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HQ
Telephone 01793 412 646
Mobile 07876251293

Legal Director - Family Team

Anna has worked as a family lawyer at Thrings for nearly 20 years, making her one of our most experienced Legal Directors when it comes to separation, divorce, civil partnership and cohabitee disputes. Her clients include businesspeople, entrepreneurs, landowners and other high-net-worth individuals.

Based in both our Marlborough and Swindon offices Anna brings a calm, proactive and realistic approach to matters involving high-value assets and complex business and pension issues. Anna is highly skilled when it comes to advising and assisting clients, using her broad range of experience to create tailored solutions based on their goals and personal circumstances. This is particularly important for matters concerning children and resolving arrangements in relation to their care. This work involves negotiation as well as acting in court, where Anna has been highly successful.

Anna really personifies the Thrings ethos when it comes to being approachable and open with clients. The clear, pragmatic support she offers throughout often difficult and complex processes is evidenced by the fact the majority of her work comes from referrals from past and current clients.

Private Client

Anna is an important part of our Private Client team, providing high-quality work and great results for a wide range of our private clients. A large part of this comes down to the strength of the relationships she builds, helping clients navigate the complexities of relationship breakdowns. Through her work on the divorce side, Anna ensures her clients are able to start the next chapters of their lives with financial security, and she is able to also advise them on financial and tax planning.

Anna's relevant experience includes:

  • representing a wife in a multi million pound heavily defended case where the financial issues were complex including agricultural land, business assets and future revenue issues. A significant award was made in favour of the client.
  • representing a wife in achieving a substantial capital award where originally the husband failed to disclose the true reality of his financial position. The case involved several different professional experts to assist with the disclosure of the relevant documentation.
  • successfully representing a father in securing an equal parenting role with the children where the mother had repeatedly attempted to thwart the relationship and restrict contact.
  • achieving an agreement for a family business owner on divorce which resulted in an unequal spilt enabling them to continue with the business and protect this for the future.
  • negotiating favourable terms for a very high-net-worth client in the preparation of a pre-nuptial agreement to protect their assets and business to the best degree possible in contemplation of marriage.

Accolade 1

Anna’s work ethic, professionalism and dedication to get what is fair and right for her client and his offspring was at all times faultless. Finally, through what proved to be a protracted and difficult case, she never lost her sense of humour. She is a tribute to her Firm and her profession. I cannot tell you how pleased we are now that we have closure on this issue. We can now move on with our lives and start to plan the future. Your professionalism and experience resolved this issue quickly and smoothly. You will be highly recommended if our families or friends require professional help. I was dreading getting my divorce but right from the first meeting you made a difficult and emotional process bearable by taking the time and trouble to understand the impact it would have on me.  All the way through the process I felt supported and your number one priority. -