Anne Ball

Anne has a wealth of experience advising healthcare individuals and organisations. She is ranked in Chambers & Partners for clinical negligence and professional discipline and Legal 500 for clinical negligence.

She leads our healthcare litigation team with Kirsten Blohm where she defends a range of cases including birth injury claims. Her clients include NHS Resolution, medical defence organisations, and individual practitioners.

Anne also represents the interests of doctors facing General Medical Council investigations. She advises on tactics, Rule 7 responses and other issues that arise during GMC investigations, including preparation for MPTS fitness to practise hearings.  She represents clients at Interim Orders Tribunals of the MPTS and GMC Investigation Committees.

Anne advises healthcare professionals facing criminal investigations including murder, gross negligence manslaughter, rape, sexual offences, theft, assault, and misconduct in a public office.   

Main areas of expertise

  • Defendant clinical negligence litigation
  • General Medical Council investigations
  • Criminal investigations and procedures
  • Professional discipline

The clients she works with

  • Arms length bodies
  • Indemnifiers/insurers/defence organisations
  • Individual doctors
  • Individual dentists
  • NHS trusts
  • GP practices

Qualifications

  • LL.B Hons AKC Kings College London (1983)
  • Solicitors’ Final Examination (1984)
  • PGD In The Management of Legal Practice (2008)

Professional memberships

Member: Law Society of England & Wales

Member:  Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)

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“She’s great – she’s extremely experienced and knowledgeable.” (Chambers and Partners)

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  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Anne Ball's great - she's extremely experienced and knowledgeable.”
  • Chambers UK 2017
    “Anne Ball is vastly experience with very good tactical sense. She's a good strategic thinker about claims. ”
  • Chambers UK 2017
    “Anne Ball is an extremely impressive individual who is hugely experienced and spot-on with her strategy. ”
  • Chambers UK 2019
    “Massively experienced and has great tactical awareness.”
  • Chambers UK 2019
    “She has vast experience and brings a sense of calmness and genuine efficiency to any case.”
  • Legal 500 2016
    “Anne Ball is very sharp on detail.”
  • Legal 500 2019
    “Massively experienced with great tactical awareness.”
  • Legal 500 2019
    “High quality advice and...very professional and dedicated.”