Areas of expertise

Anna specialises in general crime, fraud and regulatory matters.  She has advised on numerous domestic and cross-border investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and Crown Prosecution Service into allegations including conspiracy to defraud, offences under the Fraud Act 2006, money laundering, insider dealing, false accounting, bribery and corruption, as well as complex extradition and immigration related criminal matters. Anna has experience of advising witnesses facing interview under the Serious Fraud Office’s compulsory section 2 powers and companies served with section 2 and disclosure notices.

Anna also has extensive experience advising in the police station and in relation to Magistrates’ and Crown Court trials, including representing individuals facing prosecution for sexual allegations including rape and sexual assault, offences against the person involving serious violence and public order offences, drug supply offences and allegations of causing death and injury by dangerous driving.

Anna has also advised and represented individuals in a number of complex and lengthy cash seizure, restraint and confiscation matters.  She also has experience of advising on matters involving the US Department of Justice, advising both witnesses and those whose extradition is sought for prosecution, and challenging Interpol red notices.

Anna has experience of negotiating with the Serious Fraud Office and other prosecutors on behalf of defendants under The Attorney General’s Guidelines on Plea Discussions in Cases of Serious or Complex Fraud and agreements under sections 71-75 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

Latest Posts


Recent work

  • Advising suspects and witnesses in relation to a number of SFO investigations and internal investigations into bribery and corruption, including current investigations into GSK, Rolls Royce and ENRC.
  • Acting for two clients in the current SFO/FCA EURIBOR investigations.
  • Advising high profile individuals under investigation for historic sex offences and causing death by dangerous driving.
  • Acting for senior executive in SFO overseas corruption prosecution relating to Bahrain.
  • Acting for various clients in SFO investigations including the Innospec case and the Kaupthing investigation.
  • Acting for several individuals fighting extradition to the United States, France and Algeria.
  • Advising journalists and in-house lawyers in relation to police investigations and the Leveson Inquiry.
  • Advising in relation to allegations of corruption and phone hacking relating to Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and the Olympic Park Legacy Corporation.
  • Successfully defending a professional footballer accused of sexual assault of a minor.

Latest Posts

News and Posts

Could Prince Andrew be extradited to the US on sex trafficking charges?

Claire Cross and Anna Rothwell write for The Times

Prosecution, deterrence and prevention of sex offences in the digital age

Anna Rothwell examines the failure to report money laundering and sanctions breaches in CrimeLine and Thomson Reuters Accelus

Getting tough on reporting money laundering and sanctions breaches

Anna Rothwell examines financial sanctions regulations in Compliance Monitor

New regulations tighten financial sanctions’ grip

Anna Rothwell discusses developments in sanctions enforcement in CrimeLine

Developments in sanctions enforcement: legal professionals must be wary of committing a new criminal offence

“What’s in a name?”: The implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in PNM v Times Newspapers for those named by the SFO as “unindicted co-conspirators”

Mobile phones: a cause for legal and ethical concern

HMRC proposing to introduce strict liability offence for tax evasion

New offences proposed for the market abuse of the wholesale gas and electricity markets

Anna Rothwell published in Law Society Gazette re new energy offences

Important changes to extradition law

IBA Conference on “Lawyers in the fight against corruption – views from the frontline”