Anna Poynton

Anna Poynton

Partner

Since joining Horwich Farrelly in 2002, Anna has helped build the costs department into the market-leading team it is today. Anna qualified as a solicitor in 2007, having studied the LPC part-time alongside working full-time and became a partner in 2012. Anna works closely with insurers, self-insured corporates and other organisations to help them develop strategies to tackle unreasonable third party costs and reduce indemnity spend. She oversees the day to day running of the costs department alongside Head of Costs, Nicola Critchley.

Anna has more than 20 years’ experience in insurance work, and boasts particular expertise in costs and insurance litigation. She specialises in all aspects of civil costs and her caseload consists of high value claims, appeal cases, cases involving various technical challenges and test litigation cases. Anna has a particular interest in technical challenges and in Lewis v Nutley (2011), she successfully argued that a car spontaneously catching fire was a road traffic accident, and in the appeal case of Griffin v Summerskill (2011), she successfully argued that a wheelchair-bound claimant injured when being lifted into a taxi fell within the definition of a road traffic accident.

In her spare time, Anna volunteers as a school governor and takes part in a number of mentoring schemes as she is passionate about raising standards in education.