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Anthony Gold

THE COUNTING HOUSE, 53 TOOLEY STREET, LONDON BRIDGE CITY, LONDON, SE1 2QN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7940 4000
Fax:
Fax 020 7378 8025
DX:
39915 LONDON BRIDGE SOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.anthonygold.co.uk
London SE1, London SE17, London SW16

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold’s β€˜excellent’ practice has β€˜good legal and medical knowhow’ and is experienced in cases involving catastrophic negligence, birth-related injury and surgical mismanagement. The firm also specialises in representing foreign nationals in private medicine cases, recently handling a Β£2m claim on behalf of a Kuwaiti national who was left in a permanent vegetative state after undergoing treatment at The London Clinic. Department head Jon Nicholson is β€˜efficient, strong and skilled’ and is noted for his β€˜particularly good’ expertise in birth and child brain injury; he recently acted in a Β£16.3m obstetric mismanagement case on behalf of a client suffering cerebral palsy. The β€˜creative’ Dr Jock Mackenzie is a β€˜particularly cerebral solicitor’ who provides β€˜fantastic client care’ and has a unique level of expertise as a dual-qualified solicitor and doctor; Dr Mackenzie has specialist experience in neurological, brain and spinal cord injury cases, as well as cases involving rare medical conditions. Ali Malsher has experience in surgical, cardiac and emergency medicine cases, and is an expert in the field of vulnerable clients. Catastrophic injury specialist Ian Peters joined the partnership in May 2016 from Hodge Jones & Allen LLP.

Leading individuals (Claimant and Defendant)

Jon Nicholson - Anthony Gold

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Clinical negligence: defendant
Leading individuals (Claimant and Defendant)

Jon Nicholson - Anthony Gold

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold is β€˜a leading firm with abundant experience’ in a range of high-value personal injury matters, and is noted for β€˜retaining a personal approach to all its cases’. The practice has recently handled a number of complex multimillion-pound road traffic accident claims involving catastrophic brain injury, amputation and psychiatric damage. Recent high-profile matters include a multimillion-pound amputation claim relating to the Croydon tram crash in November 2016; Ian Peters acted on behalf of the client. The β€˜exceptionally organised and very experienced’ team is led by the β€˜bright and experienced’ David Marshall, who is β€˜a pleasure to work with’ and specialises in claims involving stress at work, brain damage and psychiatric injury. The β€˜committed and effective’ Jenny Kennedy has expertise in complex brain, spinal and amputation injury, as well as experience in handling cross-jurisdiction claims. The β€˜brilliant’ Jackie Spinks is β€˜a leader in her field’ and β€˜a very good tactician’ with expertise in child brain injury claims.

Leading individuals

David Marshall - Anthony Gold

Jenny Kennedy - Anthony Gold

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Personal injury: defendant
Leading individuals

David Marshall - Anthony Gold

Jenny Kennedy - Anthony Gold

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

Anthony Gold

The β€˜technically very strong’ David Wedgwood leads the β€˜highly professional’ team at Anthony Gold, and is β€˜very thorough, firm, fair and decisive’. Clare Kelly is β€˜exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely efficient, and is a good negotiator who is sensitive to her clients’ needs and finds practical solutions’. At associate level, Beth Holden β€˜has a bright future ahead of her – she could easily rub shoulders with partners at Magic Circle law firms’; and Monika Byrska is β€˜very capable’. The team’s focus is on medium-sized trusts and estates. Its recent highlights include successfully acting for the claimant in the widely reported case of Purrunsing v A’Court & Co & Others; the client was a victim of a property fraud and sued his solicitors and the fraudster’s solicitors for breach of their fiduciary obligations to hold the purchase money on trust for completion.

Leading individuals

David Wedgwood - Anthony Gold

Next generation lawyers

Beth Holden - Anthony Gold

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Court of Protection
Court of Protection - ranked: tier 2

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold has β€˜an excellent reputation. It has a fantastic team approach. It does not shy away from difficult client issues and is very responsive and very professional’. The β€˜friendly and approachable’ David Wedgwood heads the department, and β€˜makes the perfect deputy. He is very impressive, has excellent client skills, grasps issues quickly and remains calm no matter what’. Other key members of the β€˜first-rate’ team include Alexandra Knipe and Nicola Gunn, who β€˜explain things clearly and well to clients’. Knipe specialises in working with clients with acquired brain injuries, severe physical disabilities and mental illness. Gunn has extensive experience in supporting vulnerable clients and their families. The group has been busy on a wide range of contentious work including applications to recover assets and call in security bonds, welfare applications, and deprivation of liberty matters. It has recently been appointed as the UK deputy for a high-net-worth individual from Hong Kong; and was also appointed panel deputy after a contested deputyship application for an 80-year-old lady suffering from dementia: after the death of her husband there were allegations of financial misappropriation by two sides of the family. The β€˜well-respected’ team also includes solicitors Emma Tante and Donovan Lindsay, who β€˜ensures that the physical and functional needs of these often very vulnerable clients are fully met in a timely way’.

Leading individuals

David Wedgwood - Anthony Gold

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold β€˜stands eye to eye with the London "Magic Circle" family firms. Its excellent team is skilled in all disciplines (mediation, collaboration and negotiation, etc.) and practises in such a way that is designed to assist families and the children’. Practice head Kim Beatson is β€˜calm, experienced and quick-thinking’; the β€˜reassuring’ David Emmerson β€˜immediately puts clients at ease’; and Caroline Bowden β€˜knows how to progress the most entrenched cases’. The β€˜very responsive and supportive’ Camilla Fusco β€˜instils confidence’, and Sarah Hughes has β€˜a great eye for detail’. The firm has β€˜expertise across all areas of family law, with particular skill and interest in alternative dispute resolution’.

Leading individuals

Kim Beatson - Anthony Gold

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Family: mediation
Family: mediation - ranked: tier 2

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold is β€˜a wholly client- and solution-focused practice where alternatives to traditional court-led proceedings are actively pursued. The firm has embraced ADR in ways that many traditional firms appear reluctant to do’. David Emmerson is β€˜an experienced problem solver: calm and reassuring. He gets to the issues quickly whilst holding the client’s confidence. He is a skilled mediator who is able to combine his extensive legal knowledge with the empathy and impartiality needed to mediate complex cases’. Caroline Bowden is β€˜one of the country’s leading mediators. She adopts a very calm and neutral approach to disputes’ and is noted for her ability to be β€˜sympathetic to the issues on both sides’, inspiring confidence that β€˜she will explore all relevant avenues to reach agreement’. Kim Beatson is β€˜just a class act. She is focused yet always charming, and gets straight to the heart of the case’.

Leading individuals

Caroline Bowden - Anthony Gold

Kim Beatson - Anthony Gold

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 5

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold is β€˜a safe pair of hands’ for challenging the decisions of local authorities for social housing and the homeless. Sara Stephens brought a judicial review against Brent Council on behalf of a homeless client relating to the council’s decision to evict the claimant from their temporary accommodation after they turned down a request to be relocated. Giles Peaker – who has β€˜a brain that is the size of a particularly large planet and a work ethic that is second to none’ – acted for a disabled client in a dispute that successfully challenged the termination of a Freedom Pass by Barnet Council. Practice head Andrew Brookes and Stephens β€˜have outstanding attention to detail and excellent specialist knowledge’, and mediator David Smith is singled out for his β€˜encyclopaedic grasp of policy issues’.

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London: Real estate

Social housing: tenant
Social housing: tenant - ranked: tier 1

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold is β€˜an absolutely first-rate firm’ and its β€˜excellent reputation and superb lawyers contribute to its highly professional service and incredible approachability’. The team β€˜excels in challenging matters, particularly tricky disrepair cases’, where it acts for tenants and leaseholders. In a recent highlight, the group represented St Saviours Estate as right to buy leaseholders against Southwark Council in a matter relating to an estate regeneration and related issues surrounding who should pay for council estate fire safety improvement works. The team also advised an individual on homelessness issues and acted for another individual in a repair claim against a charity relating to damage caused by a leak. Andrew Brookes, who is β€˜a clear specialist in the field’ leads the department. Other names to note include Ian Mitchell, Giles Peaker, Timothy Waitt, who is β€˜incredibly committed to serving his client’s needs’, David Smith, Debra Wilson, consultant Deirdre Forster, who is β€˜truly superb, has unrivalled knowledge and is very pleasant to work with’, and Sara Stephens, who is β€˜outstanding’.

Leading individuals

Andrew Brookes - Anthony Gold

Deirdre Forster - Anthony Gold

Giles Peaker - Anthony Gold

Timothy Waitt - Anthony Gold

Next generation lawyers

Sara Stephens - Anthony Gold

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