As Deputy Chancellor, Annabel will act (alongside the Chancellor HHJ David Hodge KC) as the independent judge of the Consistory Court, overseeing legal issues across the Diocese, especially those which relate to the use of and alterations to church buildings and land.
Annabel read Music at Jesus College, Oxford and is a communicant member of both the Church of England and the Church in Wales. She specialises in ecclesiastical law amongst other areas, including town and country planning, rights of way and commons and greens and professional discipline.
Annabel remains in full-time practice at Francis Taylor Building. Her appointment grows on Chambers' strong history in this area. Currently, Morag Ellis KC is Dean of the Arches, Mark Hill KC is the Chancellor of the Dioceses of Chichester, Leeds, and Europe; and Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of York, Philip Petchey is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Southwark and Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Judges’ Association, Gregory Jones KC is the Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Exeter and the Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Truro and Cain Ormondroyd is Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester.