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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

David Wedgwood

Tel:
Work 020 7940 4000
Email:
Anthony Gold

Work Department

Commercial and Court of Protection.

Position

Partner specialising in commercial litigation, including contentious trusts and probate, inheritance act claims, professional negligence, private client litigation, financial and welfare and property and affairs deputyships, contentious property and affairs deputyships, contentious Court of Protection proceedings and civil and commercial fraud.

Career

Qualified 1993; partner Anthony Gold 2003.

Member

ACTAPS; Law Society civil litigation; Public Notary; Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association; appointed to The Court of Protection Deputyship Panel.

Education

Kingston Grammar School; University of East Anglia (BA); University of London (Diploma Law); De Montfort University (LLM); University of Cambridge (Dip Notary).


London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

David Wedgwood - Anthony Gold

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The ‘technically very strongDavid Wedgwood leads the ‘highly professional’ team at Anthony Gold, and is ‘very thorough, firm, fair and decisive’. Clare Kelly is ‘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 ‘has a bright future ahead of her – she could easily rub shoulders with partners at Magic Circle law firms’; and Monika Byrska is ‘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.

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Court of Protection

Within: Leading individuals

David Wedgwood - Anthony Gold

Within: Court of Protection

Anthony Gold has ‘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 ‘friendly and approachableDavid Wedgwood heads the department, and ‘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 ‘first-rate’ team include Alexandra Knipe and Nicola Gunn, who ‘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 ‘well-respected’ team also includes solicitors Emma Tante and Donovan Lindsay, who ‘ensures that the physical and functional needs of these often very vulnerable clients are fully met in a timely way’.

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