Mrs Anna Orpwood LL.B (Hons)

Wills and Probate Department

Anna joined the firm in July 2003 and qualified as a solicitor in May 2006. Anna was appointed as a salaried partner in April 2011. Anna became the youngest equity partner of the firm in April 2017.

Criminal Department

Experience & Areas of Expertise

Anna specialises in criminal law and regulatory law, advising individuals before their disciplinary bodies including the General Medical Council. Having passed the Legal Practice Course in 2003 Anna began her training contract and has been an accredited police station representative since 2004. Anna is a duty solicitor who has substantial experience at the Magistrates and Youth Court.

Anna is one of the firm’s experts in road traffic law and frequently represents individuals facing anything from speeding to driving with excess alcohol where they run the risk of losing their licence.  Anna has, over the years, been instructed in a number of high profile cases involving celebrities and those with whom the media have taken a keen interest.

Anna has, for a number of years, provided advice to local Trade Unions on all matters relating to criminal law – especially in respect of driving offences.  Anna regularly represents Trade Union members before Magistrates Court for trials in such cases.

Panel Membership

In addition to duty solicitor scheme, Anna has her higher court rights of audience and appears at the Crown Court.

Wills and Probate Department

Experience & Areas of Expertise

Anna specialises in all matters pertaining to the private client department including Will writing, advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney, estate administration and matters with regards to the Court of Protection.

Anna has significant experience in respect of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyships and is often appointed herself to act for individuals who have no one else to whom they can turn.

Anna has a wealth of experience in Will preparation and, given her experience in estate administration, is often appointed as a professional executor herself.

Anna has developed a loyal client base and leads our Wanstead office and is becoming a familiar face amongst local residents.  Anna has recently been featured as one of the leading ladies in the area.

Anna often receives instructions from other firms, especially those abroad, to assist in reseal applications and other probate issues.

Anna carries out home visits for those unable to attend the office and spends a great deal of time visiting care homes to provide advice to clients and also professional advice to staff.


“Thank you so much for the time that you took to go over everything with us – your patience was outstanding.”
“Thank you so much for making a difficult and upsetting time as bearable as possible. I could not face this on my own and am so grateful that you sorted everything out for me.”
“Thank you for everything you do – you brighten my day with your visits. I have no idea who else I would turn to.”
“Your advice has meant that we can start our retirement with peace of mind knowing that everything is in order. You are credit to Edwards Duthie Shamash and we wish you every success with your future career.”
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