Anita Clifford


Anita Clifford

Senior Associate

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Telephone + 44 (0)203 709 9472

Anita Clifford is a Senior Associate and performs a combined role involving legal practice at Bright Line Law and policy work at The White Collar Crime Centre.

Anita is a criminal lawyer with over four years' PQE experience in Australia and London. After beginning her career as a Judge’s Associate in the Supreme Court of Queensland, Anita trained with a leading firm of Brisbane criminal defence lawyers then known as Boe Williams. Seeking to broaden her experience, Anita also worked as a government lawyer for the Australian police focusing on police responsibilities and major criminal investigations. Before joining Bright Line Law, Anita worked in London as a foreign qualified lawyer at Edmonds Marshall McMahon on a variety of criminal advisory and fraud matters. She specialises in financial crime, particularly cases involving fraud, corruption, money laundering and economic sanctions. During her professional experience, Anita has been involved in a large corporate investigation in the United Kingdom, assisted in serious criminal litigation cases both in London and in Australia, provided support in complex disclosure exercises, prepared witness statements, and advised on sufficiency of evidence and points of law. She is also experienced in matters relating to the exercise of police search and seizure powers, witness and suspect interviews and bail. Anita is particularly well-placed to advise Asia/Pacific clients on compliance with UK and Australian financial services regulation and anti-bribery, anti-tax evasion and anti-money laundering requirements

Anita holds a BA and LLB (First Class) from the University of Queensland, a LLM (Distinction) from the London School of Economics, and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. She was awarded a prestigious Lionel Murphy Scholarship and LSE Graduate Scholarship to support her postgraduate studies in London. During her time at LSE, Anita worked with Jonathan Fisher QC and co-authored a paper on criminal forms of high frequency trading which has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. She retains her practising certificate in Australia and is presently in the process of completing the Bar Transfer Test to be called to the English Bar.


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