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Anthony Gold

Living Wage
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 highly respected includes Dr Jock Mackenzie, who is a qualified medical doctor, and Ali Malsher  and Jenny Kennedy, who are former nurses. The firm has a 'long-held reputation in handling cases of varying severity and especially complex catastrophic litigation'. The practice's track record includes cases involving brain injuries, amputations, cardiac arrests and tumors and is 'dedicated professionals achieve incredible results for their clients in an impressive cost-efficient manner'. Jon Nicholson heads the injury and medical claims team and  is 'a master of detail and extremely tenacious'. Jenny Kennedy is 'well-respected in the industry'.

Leading individuals

Jon Nicholson - Anthony Gold

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

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold is 'well organised and easy to deal with' and is home to lawyers who demonstrate 'a clear understanding of a broad range of claims', which are often of substantial value. The team has expanded, with Katherine Lennon joining as a senior associate from Brethertons LLP in September 2017. Lennon specialises in brain injury cases and has a wealth of experience in claimant litigation. Of late, the firm has handled cases involving multi-million-pound settlements, including one with a value of £3.5m for a client who sustained catastrophic injuries in a road traffic accident, which was resolved without resorting to litigation. The case was handled by Jackie Spinks. In other work, David Marshall was successful following a 14-day High Court trial for a client who had suffered psychological injury following allegations of sexual assault while he was a prison officer. Other key individuals are the 'excellent, calm, patient and cordial' Ian Peters and injury and medical claims team head Jon Nicholson. Jenny Kennedy has substantial expertise in cases involving complex brain and spinal injuries and amputations. She is also noted for acting for foreign as well as UK nationals.

Leading individuals

David Marshall - Anthony Gold

Jenny Kennedy - Anthony Gold

Next generation lawyers

Jackie Spinks - Anthony Gold

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 3

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold¬†‚Äėcan fight it out with much bigger firms; the lawyers there know their stuff inside out and are meticulous in their work‚Äô. The group has a ‚Äėsound grasp of the legal issues, a no-nonsense client-friendly approach and can robustly fight the clients‚Äô corner‚Äô. Head of team is the ‚Äėvery knowledgeable and technically brilliant‚Äô David Wedgwood, who¬†has vast experience of all aspects of trusts and probate matters and also regularly acts in matters involving breach of trust and freezing orders. The ‚Äėvery client-focused and exceptional‚Äô Clare Kelly¬†‚Äėhas a great eye for detail but can also identify the crux of the dispute'. Newly promoted partner Beth Holden¬† is ‚Äėincisive and decisive; she blends sound judgement with great tenacity and an ability to effectively deal with both demanding clients and opponents‚Äô. Senior associate Monika Byrska¬† is ‚Äėvery straightforward and capable ‚Äď she handles complex matters well‚Äô.

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 a sizeable team with¬†particular experience in helping clients who have been disabled as a result of birth defects, injuries or clinical negligence. Head of team¬†David Wedgwood¬†is ‚Äėapproachable, considerate and empathetic whilst maintaining a fully professional stance‚Äô. Alexandra Knipe¬†‚Äėblends a real kindness with good advice. She is very clever, technically accurate and efficient- she is also always available at short notice‚Äô. Nicola Gunn¬†and her team are ‚Äėconsiderate and caring to the client‚Äôs needs and requirements whilst maintaining a highly professional position in continuing to manage their clients‚Äô.

Leading individuals

Alexandra Knipe - Anthony Gold

David Wedgwood - Anthony Gold

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold¬†¬†has a ‚Äėfirst-rate team that provides exceptional client care in a friendly and industrious atmosphere‚Äô. David Emmerson¬†is ‚Äėentirely sensitive to the fact that in family law, the relationships often have to continue when the lawyers leave‚Äô. Kim Beatson¬† is ‚Äėvastly experienced not only as a practitioner but also as a mediator‚Äô. The team is well equipped to handle the full array of matrimonial work such as children matters and prenuptial agreements for clients including high-net-worth individuals and alternative families. It places a strong emphasis on alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

Leading individuals

Kim Beatson - Anthony Gold

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Family: mediation
Family: mediation - ranked: tier 2

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold¬†¬†has the ‚Äėbrilliant‚Äô Kim Beatson¬†. Beatson is ‚Äėreally able to work with the couple to get a good outcome. She is also particularly good if the case or the personalities are difficult! She has a no-nonsense approach and is one of the most efficient people I have ever come across‚Äô. She is frequently referred complex and high-conflict financial and children work by other solicitors where court proceedings are already pending. She also offers MIAMs and is qualified to consult with children.David Emmerson¬† is Resolution and Family Mediation Council accredited and is praised for being ‚Äėdown to earth and able to take a broad view of matters‚Äô. Caroline Bowden¬† is also highly regarded. Bowden is particularly strong on dealing with financial remedies and also offers hybrid mediation.

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 highlighted for it work in the housing sector and being 'a good niche firm for any aspect of local government work.' It combines this expertise with challenges in the education field, road and rail management and environment issues. The 'impressive' and 'hugely knowledgeable' Andrew Brookes  is noted as is David Smith : 'There is nothing he doesn't know about local authority enforcement powers in the private rented sector.' Eleanor Solomon  is 'a very talented up-and-coming public lawyer.' Giles Peaker  'is an outstanding lawyer - dazzlingly clever, persistent, highly effective and cares deeply about his area of law.' He is acting for the Residential Landlords Association on a prospective intervention into a judicial review of the extension of the Right to Rent statutory obligations to Wales and Scotland by the Joint Committee on the Welfare of Immigrants. The team is also acting for a number of clients in relation to the the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

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London: Real estate

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

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold is 'quite simply one of the best housing firms in the market' and is, by some clients' reckoning, 'the very best in housing disrepair claims'. The department is headed by 'an absolute legend' in the housing space, Andrew Brookes, who is instructed by a group of tenants of a prominent London estate in relation to potential major disrepair claims in response to the Grenfell tragedy. The department is home to another 'undisputed expert of housing law', Giles Peaker, who defended a claim brought by a property guardian company concerning the termination of the clients' license to occupy. Additionally,  Sara Stephens represented an individual in connection with a homelessness application, which involved a contested determination of vulnerability. Also recommended are Eleanor Solomon, who represented individuals in homelessness claims, and Timothy Waitt, who acted for an estate resident in relation to a challenge of the council's failure to provide alternative accommodation following an evacuation for safety concerns. Other key contacts include Deirdre Forster and solicitor Jenny Evans.

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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