Varied perspectives help us to build constructive working relationships.

Anna Worwood, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Anna is a partner in the London office who specialises in all areas of family law, particularly complex financial and private law children cases, including surrogacy cases. She regularly advises on pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements. She has an international practice and significant expertise in international relocation cases. This expertise is recognised by Chambers UK which describes her as ‘particularly well versed in international relocation matters’. She represented the father in the reported case of Re C (Permission to Remove from Jurisdiction) and the mother in Re D (Leave to Remove: Shared Residence). Anna also represented the father in the significant internal relocation of Re C which determined there should be no difference in the approach of the courts to internal and international relocation cases. She co-wrote Relocation: A Practical Guide, the first comprehensive guide to the law concerning relocation of children (second edition published 2016), and is also the General Editor of Practical Law’s Global Guide to the International Relocation of Children.

The Lawyer included Anna in its Hot 100 2016 and she was also recognised as a leader in her field in the 2015 Thomson Reuters London Super Lawyers list. Anna features as a top rated lawyer and Power Woman in the Citywealth Leaders List and was described by a source as ‘one of the star performers of her generation, destined to be at the forefront of family law for many years to come.’ 

Anna was President of the Private Client Commission of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) from 2013 to 2016 and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). She is a member of Resolution’s International Committee and a collaborative lawyer.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for an ultra high net worth American entrepreneur in matters concerning his international family and English divorce and financial proceedings.
  • Representing a high net worth English property developer based in Italy in English divorce and financial proceedings and Italian and English children proceedings.
  • Representing a Chinese mother in wardship proceedings in which the Chinese father sought the child’s summary return to this jurisdiction and in subsequent leave to remove proceedings in which the mother was successful.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP