020 7650 1200

Annie Powell


Annie is a specialist employment and discrimination lawyer

Employment Group claims

Annie is a partner in the employment and discrimination team.

Annie is a leading practitioner in employment status and gig economy litigation. She represented Uber drivers in their successful Employment Tribunal claim in 2016 through to their victory in the Supreme Court in 2021. She also represented 50 Deliveroo riders in their claim for employment rights which settled in 2018.

Annie has recently acted for high profile female academics in relation to the expression of their protected gender critical beliefs.

What the directories say

Annie Powell is an exceptionally capable lawyer with a superb grasp of the legal intricacies of her areas as well as a keen eye for the practicalities.

Legal 500 2024

What people say

“You were so professional and committed to the cause - an absolute gem… I couldn’t have hoped for a better person on my side...”

“All sorted thanks to you!!! Many many thanks indeed! I am enormously grateful!!!! You are wonderful!” - Feedback from client in 2019

Legal expertise

Annie represents individuals across a broad range of sectors and roles, including acting for academics, doctors and consultants both in the NHS and private practice, for senior executives working in financial services, hospitality, marketing and IT, retail workers and local authority employees including refuse workers and housing officers. She has worked on the following types of cases:

Annie trained at a City law firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 2011.

What the directories say

Annie provides a flawless service, support, kindness and advice. She has a strategist's brain with laser-like tenacity.

Chambers and partners 2024

Annie Powell in the news

She's absolutely outstanding in every respect; she's extremely supportive.

Chambers and partners 2021


News Article
Prof Jo Phoenix
Employment Discrimination Employment rights

Prof Jo Phoenix wins gender critical discrimination case against Open University

An Employment Tribunal has found that Prof Jo Phoenix was discriminated against and harassed by her employer, the Open University, because of her gender critical beliefs. Prof Phoenix also succeeded in her claim for constructive dismissal.

News Article
Taxi Driver 2 (1)
Group claims Employment

Legal action launched against BMW and Mercedes-owned company over alleged unlawful treatment of FREENOW private hire drivers

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a group legal claim against FREENOW, a ride hailing app owned by BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz Mobility, arguing that the company is treating its private hire drivers unlawfully.

Landing Page
Uber Driver

Uber drivers claim