Anne Freeman



Anne is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer who partners with clients to achieve the best and most efficient outcomes when disputes arise. Anne has represented large multi-nationals, as well as smaller corporations and individuals. She has acted in a wide range of commercial disputes including representing parties in a Royal Commission, and in Courts and Tribunals of all levels in a number of Australian states, as well as in the United Kingdom.

Anne has represented both claimants and defendants in commercial and other class actions, including in relation to a client’s products.

She regularly advises clients on contractual obligations and possible actions against contracting parties, including actions for breaches of legislation, such as the Competition and Consumer Act and the Corporations Act and in negligence, as well as defending clients against such claims. Anne also has expertise in prosecuting and defending professional indemnity claims and claims on insurance.

Anne has run litigious matters for clients from a range of sectors and industries, including pharmaceutical, medical devices, energy and resources, health, transport, wine and retail. She has managed cases arising from complex construction and procurement contracts, and property acquisitions, and disputes arising from joint venture relationships.

Anne’s experience includes a range of alternative dispute mechanisms, including mediation, expert determination and arbitration.

Anne is on the editorial panel for LexisNexis Competition and Consumer Law News, to which she regularly contributes.



‘Anne is sensible, efficient, extremely responsive, hard-working and reliable. She has very well rounded knowledge, is calm and collected and very good to work with.’
Client Testimony: Healthcare company – Senior Legal Director

Anne Freeman is second to none in client service. Goes above and beyond to maintain the highest quality of legal services and strives for the best outcome. Excellent communication skills, strong leadership and good to work with.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia – Dispute resolution: Litigation – 2022 edition

‘Anne Freeman is a great partner, all over the complexities of the case and the detail while keeping perspective and strategy in mind at all times. A very safe pair of hands.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia – Dispute resolution: Litigation – 2024 edition

‘Anne Freeman is an exceptional practitioner. With her wealth of class actions experience, she is a savvy litigator and strategist, a genuinely engaged advisor and a “safe pair of hands” for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Anne – both on the plaintiff and defendant side of the ledger.’
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: Australia – Dispute resolution: Class Actions- 2024 edition


  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Alternative Dispute Resolution (Sydney, AU) – Since 2021 edition
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Recommended for Dispute Resolution: Litigation – 2020, 2022 – 2024 editions
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Australia – Recommended for Dispute Resolution: Class Actions – since 2023 edition

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