Admitted to practice 2008


Anna Wells practises in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, industrial law, public law, and appellate court matters and has particular experience in administrative law, and statutory construction. Anna has appeared both as junior counsel in the High Court and as counsel presenting arguments in the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and other State and Federal courts and tribunals.

Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Anna was part of the Crown Counsel group at the Crown Solicitor’s Office (SA) where she was briefed as in-house counsel by all sections of the Crown to appear in trials, hearings and appeals in a range of jurisdictions, as well as coronial inquests.

Prior to her time at the Crown she was an associate to the Honourable Justice John Mansfield AM of the Federal Court of Australia.

Professional Memberships

  • South Australian Bar Association
  • JusticeNet SA — Management Committee 2018-2020

Practice Areas

  • Civil and Commercial
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations
  • Equity
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Restraint of Trade
Common Law
  • Appellate
  • Conflict of Laws / Choice of Law
  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence
  • Workers Compensation
Employment and Industrial Law
  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade
  • Industrial Disputes and Statutory Employment Rights
  • Public Sector Appeals
  • Appellate
  • Inheritance Family Provision
  • Real Property
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate
Public Law
  • Appellate
  • Administrative Law and Judicial Review
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Compulsory Acquisition of Land
  • Constitutional Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Criminal Assets Confiscation
  • Customs
  • Discrimination
  • Extradition
  • Freedom of Information
  • Local Government
  • Merits Review
  • Migration Law
  • Native Title
  • Public International Law
Taxation and Revenue
  • Land Tax
  • Payroll Tax
  • Stamp Duty and Other State Taxes
  • Valuation of Land — Rating and Taxing Appeals