Anna Spriggs LLB

Senior Partner, Head of Commercial and Commercial Property Team

Service Area(s):

  • Agricultural Property & Estates
  • Agriculture and rural services
  • Charity and not for profit
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Property
  • Company Law
  • Services for Education Sector


  • Peterborough

Anna qualified as a solicitor in 1988. From 2014, Anna has held the appointment of Peterborough Diocesan Registrar and Bishop’s Legal Secretary.

In addition to her ecclesiastical work Anna has extensive experience in commercial and agricultural property having helped businesses ranging from multimillion pound commercial enterprises to ecclesiastical property funds and she has become the trusted and longstanding legal advisor to many clients.

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2017   Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2017

In 2017, Anna continued to be a leading individual in the Legal 500 for her Charities and Not for Profit work as well as being recommended in her other areas of expertise:

Legal 500 Leading Individual

Private Client - Charities and Not for Profit

"The firm is the regional leader for advice to ecclesiastical charities throughout Northamptonshire, Rutland and the Peterborough Diocese, and it acts for numerous churches." Legal 500 2017

Legal 500 Recommended Individual

Corporate & Commercial - Peterborough

Private Client - Agriculture & Estates Real Estate

"Highly experienced property partner Anna Spriggs leads the team and has been involved in numerous sales and purchases relating to ecclesiastical and agricultural properties." Legal 500 2017

Real Estate - Commercial Property - Peterborough

Chambers UK 2018

Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by a large research team and are trusted globally to objectively rank the world's lawyers and law firms.

Anna is described as being a 'notable practitioner' and has received a Band 2 recommendation for her Real Estate work in East Anglia from Chambers UK 2018.

  • "She is commercially aware and very responsive" Chambers UK 2018

Specifically, Anna can advise on:

Anna has wide experience in property development work including site acquisition and assembly and disposal. This work ranges from initial acquisition through sale contracts, options, joint ventures, infrastructure and planning agreements to ultimate disposal and deals involving claw-backs and overage provisions. She has been involved in numerous sales and purchases relating to ecclesiastical and agricultural properties, ranging from transactions with low monetary value (which may nevertheless be of considerable complexity) to those involving eight-figure sums.

Her landlord and tenant work includes the preparation of business tenancies (including renewals, terminations and advice on dilapidations and related issues) and advice relating to all aspects of management of commercial tenancies.