Anna Whalan-Bell

LL.B(Hons), LL.M(Cantab). Admitted 2014


Anna has a broad practice, acting in both non-contentious and contentious commercial matters. She regularly assists clients with a variety of corporate and private matters including in relation to trusts and estates, property, primary industry, succession planning, relationship property, capital raising and corporate structure, and additionally has experience in her dispute resolution practice as counsel in High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings as well as in alternative dispute resolution.

Anna joined Rhodes & Co as an undergraduate in 2010 and later graduated as the top law student at Canterbury University. She was admitted in 2014 and worked at the firm for 3 years before taking up a scholarship at the University of Cambridge to complete her Master of Law, which she was awarded with a First. Anna worked in dispute resolution at global firm Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne before returning to Rhodes & Co in late 2020. She was admitted to the partnership in January 2024.

Anna currently sits on the Canterbury Women’s Legal Association Committee and is a trustee of nationwide charitable trust New Horizons for Women: Hine Kahukura.

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