Anna O’Connell

Anna is a Partner of the firm and Head of the Public law practice.

She has particular expertise in cases involving issues of support for children and care leavers, asylum seekers and persons from abroad, and age disputed asylum seeking minors.

Experience & Areas of Expertise

Anna also deals with issues affecting the provision of services for those with mental and physical health problems and is often instructed by the Official Solicitor to represent incapacitated adults in Mental capacity cases in the Court of Protection.

Anna has experience of Mental health law and the full range of Housing law particularly homelessness. This gives her an unparalleled perspective to advise and negotiate on behalf of clients with overlapping housing and community care needs, as is so often the case.

Anna is recommended in Chambers and Partners within Administrative and Public Law: Traditional Claimant (Band 4) and in The Legal 500 within London: Public Sector: Civil liberties and human rights.

Anna O’Connell specialises in cases concerning mental capacity, mental health, asylum seekers and care leavers. She is particularly interested in undertaking work that addresses the provision of support for minors. (Chambers and Partners 2014)

Anna O’Connell heads the firm’s public law department and is  described as being really extraordinarily first class”… (Chambers and Partners 2013)

Steel & Shamash has a strong reputation for its Court of Protection work and its representation of vulnerable individuals. Janice Kaufman and Anna O’Connell are recommended (The Legal 500 2014)

Anna O’Connell specialises in cases involving issues of support  for children and care leavers, asylum seekers and immigrants (The Legal 500 2013)


Housing Law Practitioners Association

Notable cases include;

AAM v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2567

K v LBX and L &Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 79

K v LBX and L &Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 79

R (TG)-v- Lambeth LBC [2011] EWCA Civ 526.

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