Ann was born in Manchester, and attended Manchester High School for Girls. From an early age, Ann was determined to train for a profession and read law at University College London, qualifying as a solicitor in 1978.
Ann took inspiration in the legal world from her uncle, Maurice (Tinny) Alexander, who was then senior partner of Alexander Latham, the commercial law firm that later became Eversheds’ Manchester office. She was ultimately attracted to the relatively unknown area of medical negligence by her willingness to fight for the underdog. Ann believes that her position as a woman in a ‘man’s world’ has made her all the more determined to succeed in her choice of career. In 1994, she added an MBA in Legal Practice from Nottingham Trent University Law School to her list of qualifications and more recently a CELTA qualification for teaching English as a foreign language.
In addition to her various work related activities, Ann undertakes a great deal of work for charities and healthcare organizations. She is currently a Trustee of the charity Action against Medical Accidents.
Ann takes an active interest in the North West’s economic and cultural activities and has been involved in a number of local organisations.
Although she is still based in the North West, Ann is spending an increasing amount of time in Italy where she has restored a house in a medieval hill top village. She has been enjoying all the delights of Italy and has now set up a travel business offering creative breaks in Southern Tuscany. Ann has two grown-up children.