Firm Profile > Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP > London, England
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP Offices
THE COUNTING HOUSE, 53 TOOLEY STREET
LONDON BRIDGE CITY
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Personal injury: claimant Tier 1
The team at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP is 'able to deliver a first class service across the whole range of personal injury claims' and fields 'high calibre lawyers at the top of their game'. The practice is regarded as a go-to for major trauma cases, particularly those involving complex brain, spinal and amputation injuries. Key leading practitioners include department head Jon Nicholson, managing partner David Marshall, child brain injury expert Jackie Spinks and 'peerless tactician' Jenny Kennedy. The firm's offering at senior level was further strengthened by the recent promotion of Amanda Hopkins and Adam Dyl to partner. Its expertise in international matters is another strength of the group; Ian Peters is the name to note for this type of work.
Other key lawyers:
Jenny Kennedy; David Marshall; Jackie Spinks; Ian Peters; Sana Bibi; Amanda Hopkins; Adam Dyl; Samuel David
‘Excellent, high calibre lawyers at the top of their game.’
‘A first rate outfit, which consistently manages to punch above its weight. AG is led by some of the best partners in the business and is able to attract work of the highest quality. Able to deliver a first class service across the whole range of personal injury claims, from fast track to multi-million catastrophic injury claims.’
‘Really excellent personal injury team with strong procedures in place to ensure consistent performance across the whole team.’
‘Jon Nicholson is highly intelligent and very experienced. Jackie Spinks is sympathetic, sensible, efficient and a great lawyer. David Marshall is one of the most respected solicitors in his field, and rightly so.’
‘Excellent client service.’
‘Jackie Spinks is meticulous and determined, she leaves no stone unturned in getting the best results for her client. She is a very tough opponent, but always realistic about a case’s strengths and weaknesses. Sana Bibi is a very determined litigator. Sana gets better and better with experience and is capable of running serious injury cases with calm authority.’
‘Jenny Kennedy has a razor sharp mind and is a peerless tactician. Adam Dyl recently made partner and deservedly so – a brilliant lawyer who has excellent people skills. Ian Peters is a clever, pragmatic no nonsense lawyer.’
‘Their client care is second to none, in my experience.’
Social housing: tenant Tier 1
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP undertakes the entire ambit of social housing litigation for tenants and leaseholders, with a particular strength in repairs cases. It is lauded for having 'terrific depth and experience in social housing'. Matters involve new-build and shared ownership properties, fire safety remediation works, tenancy deposits and licensing issues. Practice head Andrew Brookes and Timothy Waitt are among the key individuals in the group, with the latter practitioner being particularly knowledgeable about defective newly-built shared housing schemes. Also noted are Giles Peaker, who is 'the doyen of housing lawyers' and Sara Stephens, who 'fights harder than anyone'; they have particular experience of homelessness and possession cases.
Other key lawyers:
Giles Peaker; Timothy Waitt; Sara Stephens; Eleanor Solomon
‘Very responsive to referrals and eager to get good outcomes for vulnerable young homeless people.’
‘Giles Peaker, through his blog Nearly Legal, not only provides an invaluable service for all housing lawyers but has put Anthony Gold right at the top for social housing issues. Andrew Brookes is an excellent solicitor with tremendous depth of knowledge and experience.’
‘Excellent mix of work and particularly skilled at group claims, long leasehold disputes and shared ownership issues.’
‘Giles Peaker – probably the leading social housing law solicitor working today. Andrew Brookes – he’s seen it all and nothing surprises him. Sara Stephens – Fights harder than anyone I’ve ever seen.’
‘The team has very wide expertise, covering not just the bread and butter areas of landlord and tenant work (i.e. possession, homelessness, disrepair…) but also more specialist topics such as housing habitation and long leasehold claims.’
‘Giles Peaker among the established solicitors, is the doyen of housing lawyers, Eleanor Solomon among the senior associates is committed, articulate and a real-stand out performer in disrepair claims.’
‘They have terrific depth and experience in social housing and have a balanced approach as they work for both landlords and tenants.’
Core Participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Tia Jones v London & Quadrant Housing Trust
Tenants and Leaseholders of the Paragon
4 tenants of Desmond House
A v LB Southwark
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP is noted for its 'collaborative' approach, by virtue of which the firm's 'huge collective experience is shared to the benefit of all'. Practice head Jon Nicholson brings a wealth of experience in obstetric care to his role, and regularly proves himself 'relentless in tracking down the detail' of intricate claims. Jenny Kennedy's 'exceptional reputation' extends particularly to complex brain and spinal injury cases; she is also widely known for representing international clients who have received negligent treatment in private hospitals. Jock Mackenzie's previous medical experience ensures that he remains a firm favourite for matters involving complex medicine and rare medical conditions. For surgical, cardiac and emergency issues, 'highly practical lawyer' Ali Malsher is a key contact.
Other key lawyers:
Jock Mackenzie; Jenny Kennedy; Ali Malsher
‘The team at Anthony Gold is superb. Their commitment to their clients and expertise in the field is second to none. It is a collaborative team with a huge collective experience which is shared to the benefit of all.’
‘Ali Malsher is an exceptional and highly practical lawyer.’
‘There are no weak members of the team – every practitioner has first rate knowledge and client handling skills. They are extremely approachable without any trace of pomposity. I recommend them to clients without hesitation.’
‘Jenny Kennedy’s experience and expertise is unmatched. She regularly obtains awards of the highest value for the most seriously injured claimants. Her attention to detail and commitment to her clients is outstanding. It is a privilege to work with her.’
‘Personal service of a high quality with all members of the team well versed in terms of the case. This is a very efficient team who know the case details well for each case and they are very supportive of clients. They do what they say they will do and do so promptly.’
‘Jon Nicholson is very approachable. He has a clear grasp of the key challenges and is relentless in tracking down the detail. He keeps professionals fully informed of developments in the case and is very clear about the sequence of the steps needed to progress the case for clients.’
‘A firm who handle cases of gravity and moment and consistently secure excellent results.’
‘Jenny Kennedy has an exceptional reputation within the field – a true fighter with a phenomenal work ethic and a great tactical mind.’
Court of protection Tier 2
Joint head of department at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP is David Wedgwood who is a qualified social worker and has an in-depth knowledge of capacity issues, rehabilitation and care plans. Wedgwood acts for a wide range of protected parties from princesses, government ministers and celebrities, to the poorest in the community. Alexandra Knipe co-heads the 'excellent team' and deals with deputyships arising from complex personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Knipe is also known for her work on cases with an international dimension and she manages deputyships which have concurrent deputyships, trusts or attorneys abroad. Newly-promoted partner Grainne Feeney has a wealth of experience in this area too. The lawyers are 'professional and hardworking'.
David Wedgwood; Alexandra Knipe
Other key lawyers:
Grainne Feeney; Emma Tante
‘Anthony Gold has a uniquely strong COP team – a real listening ear for worried clients, combined with huge experience and know-how. David Wedgwood is a doyen of the Court of Protection world, gentle but with a clear direction, and many years experience as a deputy‘.
‘Leading team of high profile lawyers acting in high profile cases. Head and shoulders above other private client/deputy lawyers. Particularly strong in managing high-value and complicated issues relating to protected parties’ funds. Alexandra Knipe – Alexandra has been involved in a high-profile Swiss case, complex asset tracing and the repatriation of a vulnerable individual from Switzerland to the UK‘.
‘Alexandra Knipe is highly knowledgeable and calm in a crisis. Her knowledge of Mental Capacity law is very good‘.
‘The COP team is well respected and knowledgeable dealing with some tricky cases. I know Alexandra Knipe and David Wedgewood although my greatest knowledge is of Alexandra and she is a very dedicated and passionate practitioner‘.
‘The team is professional whilst also providing a personal approach. The lawyers are responsive and provide excellent communication. Alexandra Knipe is exceptional and I feel blessed to work with her. Whilst being professional in her approach, she is very responsive and considerate of the client and care team’s needs – always going the extra mile to ensure the client, family and support workers’ needs are met in a proactive and sensitive way‘.
‘This is a dynamic and dedicated Court of Protection team. The Professional Deputies, Alexandra Knipe and David Wedgwood, have a great team working with them and both have a really stand-out approach to investing time into and investigating every avenue of health and social care support for their clients to protect their best interests and safeguard their human rights. Emma Tante of the team secures particularly impressive results in very complex cases’.
‘Anthony Gold’s Court of Protection team is well known and highly respected. David Wedgwood and Alex Knipe are very experienced in this area and have built a good reputation for the firm. David Wedgwood and Alex Knipe are both very capable Court of Protection lawyers, adept both at dealing with Court of Protection litigation as well as with the operation of deputyships‘.
‘A well-known team. I know Alex Knipe and David Wedgewood best- worked with David on a matter last year which was potentially contentious and we reached a good conclusion‘.
Family: mediation Tier 2
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP has some superb mediators. Kim Beatson is well-regarded for her work on a mix of finance and complex children work including child abduction. She also has a significant relocation practice. David Emmerson specialises in complex finance and children matters as well as co-habitation and pre-nuptial work - both Beatson and Emmerson are 'excellent'. Caroline Bowden is a busy mediator too – most of her work stems from referrals from previous clients and solicitors. Bowden focuses on family mediation, with the vast majority of her work being financial though she also covers children matters and civil based family matters for a wide range of clients.
Other key lawyers:
David Emmerson; Kim Beatson; Caroline Bowden
‘Anthony Gold is a firm we applaud for its commitment to ADR and practising family law the right way‘.
‘The well known family team at Anthony Gold is experienced, capable and dependable. The lawyers give sound advice and do not pour oil on troubled waters. They will use out of court dispute resolution mechanisms if appropriate to do so. I regularly recommend the team to people looking for a family solicitor. David Emmerson is a calm, reassuring and experienced hand who will steer his clients back into safe waters’.
‘David Emmerson – his measured and courteous style is universally admired and welcomed by clients and other lawyers – non-confrontational and solution focused. For a number of years he has chaired the Resolution DR committee with considerable people skills‘.
‘David Emmerson – excellent lawyer and mediator. David has an ease in his manner and a good person to be on the other side for constructive negotiations. He is sensitive, convincing and unflappable. He takes a holistic approach with clients who undoubtedly feel supported by him. He has a wealth of knowledge from sitting as a district judge and is very skilled’.
‘Caroline Bowden – without doubt one of the best family mediators in the country. Her courteous but no nonsense approach keeps her in high demand’.
‘Kim Beatson – a very well regarded and superb lawyer. A definite first to go to for mediation and collaborative practice. Kim is robust and able to deal with complex and difficult cases in a considerate way. She has very good judgement and always focuses on what is important. Fabulously quick and efficient too’.
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP has a strong reputation for its work in contentious trusts and estates. Recently, the group has been busy dealing with cross-jurisdictional cases, high-value eight figure estates, appeals, novel points of law and cases involving procedural complexity. It has also been assisting vulnerable clients with mental health problems through the Court of Protection. David Wedgwood heads the team and is vastly experienced in breach of trust claims, removal of trustees and executors, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Beth Holden is another name to note. Oliver Jackson is now at DMH Stallard LLP .
Other key lawyers:
Beth Holden; Tom Dickinson; Ryan Taylor
‘The team at Anthony Gold is excellent across the board. The lawyers are very knowledgeable about the law, and combine this with outstanding client handling. They have strong links with the Official Solicitor, and many of their cases involve vulnerable individuals and sensitive matters, which they handle with professionalism and tact. Unlike some other firms, it has no weak links – the whole team is very strong, and the associates gain meaningful and valuable support from the partners, especially David Wedgwood.’
‘David Wedgwood is an extremely well-known and well-respected figure in the contentious trusts and probate world. He is particularly good at giving clear and solution-focused advice to clients, and his knowledge and understanding of non-contentious trusts and Court of Protection work allows him to find creative solutions to thorny legal problems. Tom Dickinson is intelligent, pragmatic, and absolutely dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for his clients. I have worked with Tom on a number of matters and am always impressed by his knowledge and understanding of the law, as well as his tactical acumen and ability to find creative solutions to further the client’s best interests. Ryan Taylor – clients value his calm and reassuring presence in difficult moments. He is an excellent lawyer with strong tactical acumen and excels when faced with challenging family dynamics.’
‘The lawyers are very knowledgeable and cerebral whilst maintaining a very pragmatic and commercial approach to cases. They are prepared to take on litigation and financial risk for the right case and right client. Beth Holden is hugely capable, has excellent client handling skills and is always prepared to go the extra mile on behalf of deserving clients.’
‘Long-established firm serving a diverse client base and providing funding structures to less advantaged clients. David Wedgwood is well established and meticulous. Ryan Taylor is enthusiastic and good with clients.’
‘Beth Holden, partner in the dispute resolution department is a formidable solicitor in this area, definitely one to have on your side!’
‘Anthony Gold has a particularly good reputation for Court of Protection work, but it is strong across the board in contentious trusts and probate. David Wedgwood is a vastly experienced private client lawyer and Court of Protection professional deputy.’
Mrs Jeeja Thakare, Mrs Ulka Parmar, Dr Ravindra Bhusate and Dr Lekha
Her Highness SAA
Mr R Rathor
The Estate of KM
Estate of AH
The H Trust
Estate of RB
Estate of Mrs H
Estate of JS
Family Tier 3
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP runs a significant number of international and internal relocation cases. Under the leadership of Kim Beatson the group is recognised for its work on complex Children Act cases in particular. David Emmerson has a mixed practice between court work, mediation and collaborative law and specialises in complex finance and children cases as well as cohabitation and pre-nuptial work. Sarah Hughes is another key practitioner who is increasingly focusing on TOLATA matters. The group is also recommended for its strength in mediation. It is a 'very technically able and clever team, full of inspiring people'.
Other key lawyers:
David Emmerson; Sarah Hughes; Fiona Lyon ; Victoria Brown; Ruth Oyelakin; Nazia Rashid
‘The team is approachable and professional. I work solely with David Emmerson. David Emmerson is a powerhouse in this area of law. He is polished in his presentation. He manages to stay measured and focused in the most heated disputes. He always has time for colleagues and is a trusted mentor to junior practitioners‘.
‘Complete Magic Circle service at reasonable rates. They are all excellent lawyers, hardworking and efficient. Kim Beatson knows the “answer” to the case at the first meeting. She is understated in her brilliance’.
‘Consistently excellent service provided by a range of individuals – from senior to junior. It provides a Rolls Royce service but at a modest cost to the client when compared to competitors. A very strong firm. David’s knowledge of international law in particular is second to none. Kim is a very strong finance practitioner who manages to reach good outcomes by agreement in the trickiest of cases. Their experience is extensive. Sarah Hughes, Nazia Rashid and Ruth Oleyakin also deserve commendation. They are all meticulous with detail and provide an excellent client focused approach on all their cases (both children and finance). When asked for a recommendation for a London firm – they are generally top of the list for me’.
‘ Fiona Lyon is extremely knowledgeable and professional and a tremendous support to me through every step of my divorce. Fiona has got me through some very difficult times regarding my divorce proceedings and her experience has helped compile strategies in order to get the best outcome for me. She is compassionate, professional, experienced and extremely knowledgeable and I would not hesitate in recommending her to others‘.
‘The team has always been great from day one. I used them for both divorce proceedings and children. Victoria Brown – from the first consultation and throughout the whole process she has been exceptional. Her key skills have been her ability to simply listen and process things for me that made things so much easier in what felt/feels like the most traumatic experience. Her attention to detail has been exceptional. She was always available when I needed to discuss matters and has provided me with clear and concise information throughout the process. She has carried my burden (literally) over the last two years‘.
‘This is a team of intelligent and determined solicitors who are committed to their client’s goals. The team’s strength is its recruitment and retention of talented and personable professionals. Ruth Oyelakin – Ruth has an impressive command of the papers in her cases and is able to have regard to the macro and the micro throughout. Ruth’s sound advice ensures things run well throughout cases with clear rationale. Victoria Brown – Victoria is meticulous and has excellent instincts. Counsel finds her to be wise beyond her years and clients appreciate her concise, accurate advice that is always delivered with sensitivity‘.
‘Anthony Gold is without a doubt one of the leading Family Teams in the country! From the quality of the partners down to the junior solicitors it oozes quality. One of its main qualities is that although it has some of the biggest names in family law, the lawyers engage with their clients on the level. They speak their language and always deliver first rate advice‘.
‘The partners in particular we deal with are Kim Beatson, David Emmerson, Sarah Hughes and Fiona Lyon. All of whom have their own skill sets, but are of equal quality. Definitely the go to firm for HNW clients. It is also worth noting that during lockdown, Fiona has set up one of the most celebrated family law initiatives, namely Family Law in Lockdown, which attracts huge audiences and boasts some of the biggest names in family law as guests. Sarah Hughes has an eye for detail and is very impressive‘.
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP has particular strength in judicial reviews concerning housing rights, in which the team acts for public bodies, intervenors and vulnerable individuals. 'Exceptional solicitor' Andrew Brookes specialises in housing law; he is also known for his expertise in public inquiries and is currently acting for a core participant in the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Giles Peaker is often instructed in prominent disputes protecting the housing rights of homeless citizens and tenants.
Other key lawyers:
‘They are very dedicated, client-focused and bring decades of experience to their work.’
‘Andrew Brookes is an exceptional solicitor who is able to approach problems from ingenious angles.’
‘The service provided by the solicitors is of a very high standard. They are accessible, approachable and will take the time to discuss matters with clients in layman’s terms, providing fair and practical advice. You feel reassured that they are genuinely pursuing your best interests.’
Residential Landlords Association
Core Participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded over 55 years ago, Anthony Gold is a multi-specialist firm based in London but with a national reputation. It has one of the largest specialist social housing teams and takes on complex litigation involving the rights of social housing tenants and leaseholders. The team was heavily involved in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire and represents a client due to give key evidence to the public inquiry. The firm also works for clients in private housing cases, including owners of new-build homes with substandard workmanship. One partner co-drafted the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, which became law last year, to make sure rented houses and flats are safe, healthy and free from things that could cause serious harm. The team also brought a successful group action on behalf of residents of a south London estate where the flats had fire safety defects and many disrepair issues.
The practice’s personal injury team has particular expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury, amputation claims, psychiatric injury and other high-value or complex cases, while its clinical negligence team is known for claims involving cerebral palsy and brain, spinal cord, orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries. The team were crowned‘Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year’ at the 12th annual Personal Injury Awards in November 2019. The awards recognise those firms who have provided excellence in the services they offer to those who have suffered life changing injuries.
Anthony Gold also has strong private client services, including one of the most highly regarded mediation and collaborative family law services.
Types of work undertaken
Company and commercial: an understanding of commercial objectives and trading methods is an integral part of the team’s service. It deals in the acquisition and disposal of companies and unincorporated businesses and general commercial contracts and has a growing specialism in complex intellectual property issues.
Civil dispute resolution: the team has expertise in recovery of losses arising from fraud and negligence as well as actions around the ownership and recovery of property.
Commercial dispute resolution: the team deals with English and international contractual disputes. It also has a thriving professional negligence practice.
Contentious probate: the team of six lawyers has three active members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Lawyers. The firm has expertise in disputes involving the validity of wills and breaches of trust. The team has a considerable reputation in dealing with complex multi-party Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 cases.
Court of Protection: the team is regularly instructed where there are intra-family disputes involving the finances of persons lacking capacity. It also has experience in complex welfare and deprivation of liberty cases. The team is on the approved panel list for many London boroughs. It also manages funds at a proportionate rate. The team has expertise in establishing complex care plans and state funding issues.
Employment: the team has a strong contentious and non-contentious practice. It advises on best employment practices and deals with disputes. It has considerable experience in advising high-net-worth employees on dismissal and discrimination as well as negotiating service and compromise agreements.
Family: this dedicated and well-recognised team, led by Kim Beatson, offers expertise in all areas of family law with emphasis on children and finance, and has wide experience in international relocation. Well known for pioneering alternatives to litigation, the team operates one of the most highly-regarded mediation and collaborative law services in London. The firm has expertise in advising gay and lesbian clients on cohabitation agreements, civil partnerships and relationship breakdown.
Personal injury: the team is recognised as one of the UK leaders. The firm is known for its extremely thorough approach to investigations and its outstanding results. The team has particular expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury claims, with David Marshall and Jenny Kennedy top ranked in the field. The team also handles a range of general personal injury claims. All solicitors are members of APIL.
Clinical negligence: one of the largest teams in London with three members of the AvMA specialist clinical negligence panel and five members of the Law Society panel. One of the partners is a doctor and three are former nurses. The team has particular expertise in claims involving cerebral palsy and brain, spinal cord, orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries.
Housing: with a number of leading specialists, the team deals with all housing matters with a particular emphasis on housing conditions. Team members write and speak extensively on housing law.
Public law: the team is renowned for challenging the decisions of local authority housing departments, as well as all other aspects of local authority and other public body decision making, particularly decisions relating to social welfare.
Property dispute resolution: particular specialism in advising residential landlords and letting agents on tenancy and regulatory matters. Expertise in acting for commercial litigation landlords and tenants.
Leasehold services: Partner Ian Mitchell heads the team. Highly experienced in leasehold reform work and involved in a number of 1967 Act, 1987 Act and 1993 Act type enfranchisement cases at the Property Tribunal. Particular emphasis on collective enfranchisement and block management.
Notary services: David Wedgwood, Peter Mantell and Philip Wallace offer a full notary public service.
Property: the team was one of the first to secure membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, and has a strong practice in property transactional work, including commercial leases, property development, financial and investment work, and conveyancing.
Wills, trusts, tax and probate: the team specialises in tax planning and deals with the administration of estates and trusts.
|Managing partner||David Marshall|
|Clinical negligence||Jon Nicholson|
|Clinical negligence||Dr Jock Mackenzie|
|Clinical negligence||Ali Malsher|
|Commercial dispute resolution||David Marshall|
|Commercial dispute resolution||David Wedgwood|
|Commercial dispute resolution||Clifford Tibber|
|Commercial dispute resolution||Alan Zeffertt|
|Company and commercial||David Marshall|
|Company and commercial||David Wedgwood|
|Company and commercial||Clifford Tibber|
|Company and commercial||Alan Zeffertt|
|Contentious probate||David Wedgwood|
|Court of Protection||David Wedgwood|
|Housing, public law and human rights||Andrew Brookes|
|Housing, public law and human rights||Debra Wilson|
|Housing, public law and human rights||Timothy Waitt|
|Leasehold services||Ian Mitchell|
|Mediation/collaborative law||Kim Beatson|
|Personal injury||Jon Nicholson|
|Personal injury||Jenny Kennedy|
|Personal injury||David Marshall|
|Personal injury||Jackie Spinks|
|Personal injury||Sana Bibi|
|Private client||Stephen Whitaker|
|Property dispute resolution||Andrew Brookes|
|Property dispute resolution||Debra Wilson|
|Property dispute resolution||Ian Mitchell|
|Property dispute resolution||Timothy Waitt|
|Court of Protection||Alexandra Knipe|
|Dispute resolution||Beth Holden|
|Contentious probate||Beth Holden|
|Housing and public law||Sara Stephens|
|Court of Protection||Nicola Gunn|
|Nikki Basin||Solicitor specialising in a wide range of housing and property litigation disputes.…||View Profile|
|Kim Beatson||Head of department; financial specialist with a particular interest in cohabitation issues,…||View Profile|
|Ms Sana Bibi||Sana Bibi is a partner in the personal injury team of Anthony…||View Profile|
|Ms Caroline Bowden||Recognised as being ‘a lead both in the practice and policy of…||View Profile|
|Mr Andrew Brookes||Partner handles all types of property law particularly residential housing; also relevant…||View Profile|
|Victoria Brown||Solicitor at the family team||View Profile|
|Sarah Cummins||Senior Associate specialist in property litigation. Sarah has extensive experience of cases involving…||View Profile|
|Mr Tom Dickinson||Senior Associate in the firm’s Civil and Commercial Litigation Department.||View Profile|
|Mr Adam Dyl||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr David Emmerson||Partner in the family team focusing on the children and financial aspects…||View Profile|
|Mrs Jenny Evans||A specialist housing solicitor committed to social justice. Jenny is a tenacious…||View Profile|
|Ms Grainne Feeney||Partner in the Court of Protection team based in the London Bridge…||View Profile|
|Mrs Nicola Gunn||Partner, Court of Protection, Education and Family departments. Specialises in Court of…||View Profile|
|Ms Beth Holden||Partner, is a strong and adept litigator specialising in contentious probate work and…||View Profile|
|Ms Amanda Hopkins||Partner||View Profile|
|Sarah Hughes||Partner in the family team working currently predominantly focused on complex financial…||View Profile|
|Ms Jenny Kennedy||Jenny Kennedy is a Partner on Anthony Gold’s Injury and Medical Claims…||View Profile|
|Mrs Alexandra Knipe||Joint head of Court of Protection Department and Partner in the firm. …||View Profile|
|Fiona Lyon||Partner at Family team||View Profile|
|Dr Jock Mackenzie||Partner on the Injury and Medical claims team. Dr Jock Mackenzie has…||View Profile|
|Ms Ali Malsher||Partner on the Injury and Medical Claims team. A former nurse who…||View Profile|
|Mr Peter Mantell||Partner specialising in commercial property and residential property, wills and probate.||View Profile|
|Mr David Marshall||Managing partner of Anthony Gold since 1997. Principal area of practice is…||View Profile|
|Mr Ian Mitchell||Ian leads Anthony Gold’s thriving leasehold services team. With over 10 years’…||View Profile|
|Mr Jon Nicholson||Head of Injury and Medical Claims department||View Profile|
|Mr Giles Peaker||Partner specialising in housing, public law and residential and commercial leasehold disputes.||View Profile|
|Mr Ian Peters||Partner||View Profile|
|Nazia Rashid||Senior Associate at Family team||View Profile|
|Ms Eleanor Solomon||Solicitor specialising in all aspects of housing work including disrepair, Fitness, homelessness and…||View Profile|
|Jackie Spinks||A partner on the Injury and Medical claims team, Jackie is a…||View Profile|
|Ms Sara Stephens||Partner within the Housing and Property Disputes team specialising in all aspects…||View Profile|
|Robin Stewart||Senior Associate specialist in property litigation, with particular focus on residential landlord…||View Profile|
|Ms Emma Tante||Solicitor advising on all aspects of Court of Protection practice, both contentious…||View Profile|
|Mr Ryan Taylor||Ryan specialises in contentious probate and trust matters, working as a Senior…||View Profile|
|Mr Clifford Tibber||Partner in dispute resolution team dealing with commercial disputes for corporate and…||View Profile|
|Mr Timothy Waitt||Timothy primarily advises about defects to property. Most of his work involves…||View Profile|
|Mr David Wedgwood||Partner specialising in commercial litigation, including contentious trusts and probate, inheritance act…||View Profile|
|Mr Stephen Whitaker||Conveyancing partner with a broad mix of commercial and residential clients including…||View Profile|
|Mrs Wallace White||Trained at Linklaters LLP and qualified into Banking, qualified in 2017||View Profile|
|Mrs Debra Wilson||Partner specialising in advising landlords and tenants on large-scale property law disputes. …||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of UK partners : 30 Number of assistant solicitors : 40 Number of other UK fee-earners : 27
The firm has a responsible business committee, currently chaired by Fiona Lyon, but historically led by Sarah Hughes. The Chair liaises with other RB professionals within the membership of LawWorks, Collaborative Plan and Heart of the City to network and share pro bono opportunities within the firm.
A key responsibility for the RB committee is fundraising, but it also oversees volunteering, pro bono work and environmental issues. Every two years, a ‘charity of the year’ (currently Hestia) is nominated by staff and a programme of events is devised to fundraise for that charity. This includes the collection and donation of clothes, toiletries, toys and treats (Easter Eggs/Selection boxes) for the victims and children of domestic abuse. Other fundraising events include the virtual Lands End to John O’ Groats challenge, the 10k remote relay and the ‘donate your coffee money’ initiatives.
The firm is committed to local charities in South London such as South London Cares, St Mungos, Lambeth Age UK, St Christopher’s hospice and South Norwood Community Kitchen. The firm also supports the Law Centres network, which is a much under-funded public resource.
The firm has a longstanding commitment to the London Legal Bake and London Legal Walk, providing a team each year. The firm also supports Christmas jumper day for Save the Children.
The committee is responsible for promoting volunteer leave within the firm. A particular success of 2020 was the number of staff who volunteered for the NHS during the pandemic. An achievement which the firm are very proud of.
The firm operates a policy of encouraging a level of pro bono work as our pledge to the community.
Fiona leads a team of volunteers from the Family dept who support the National Centre for Domestic Violence on a monthly basis. The team each see clients and prepare their application for a non-molestation order and/or occupation order, including a witness statement. This initial assistance is invaluable to victims who can often be overwhelmed at the thought of confronting perpetrators and trying to articulate what has happened to them. The incidence of domestic violence has soared during the pandemic and pro bono family law expertise is in great demand.
Fiona has also conducted a pro bono surrogacy case, where she obtained a parental order on behalf of a couple for their daughter. The cost of the is often prohibitive and therefore access to free legal advice is a lifeline to some couples to complete their journey.
Nazia Rashid is also an Honorary Legal Advisor for RCJ Advice and offers free advice on family law matters at the Central Family Court.
Cliff Tibber from the Commercial Dispute Resolution team conducted an application on a pro bono basis which resulted in a costs award in favour of the Access to Justice Foundation.
The IMC department handles some criminal injuries compensation claims on a pro bono basis, this included for the victims of the 2017 London Bridge terror attack. Jon Nicholson is currently acting pro bono for a young man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in a racist assault whilst visiting the UK on a school trip in 2019.
Inbar Rabinovitz from the Employment team has advised on potential discrimination cases on the grounds of race and disability. She has also advised a charity in respect of a Subject Access Request coupled with allegations of age discrimination.
The Court of Protection team offer monthly advice sessions with Carers Hub in Brixton. Nicola Gunn also sits as a voluntary member of the board for Streatham BID and is in the process of trying to set up advice and training sessions for Hourglass which is a charity offering advice in relation to elder abuse.
The EDI committee was launched at the firm in 2020 to progress equality, diversity and inclusion related issues and to promote best practice. The committee is chaired by Nazia and Ruth Oyelakin. The objective is to ensure that individuals are treated fairly, diversity is celebrated and that people feel accepted, valued and respected at work. The firm believes that diversity and inclusion is extremely important, both in the service we offer clients and for the type of firm we want to be.
The first task was to undertake a firmwide diversity survey to gain feedback on experiences within the firm. There was significant engagement with the survey, which provided an invaluable basis for the firm’s diversity strategy.,. The committee was then divided into sub-committees to address issues that have been highlighted by the survey and implement the strategy accordingly. This has been successful in maintaining momentum and follow through on identified actions. For example, a programme of events and a calendar of faith celebrations was developed, and we commenced acknowledging faith events and historical dates of significant importance, including an Eid Baking event and sharing an article and information about Windrush Day. The committee reports their activities in the firm’s internal magazine which is an effective way to feedback the importance of diversity to our staff. The work undertaken so far in such a short period of time has received praise both internally and externally, and particular in a recent Lexcel audit.
Nazia has been instrumental in increasing awareness of issues of diversity and inclusion to practitioners. This includes writing articles and blogs on issues that impact individuals, and often women in minority faith groups, regarding their lack of legal status of marriage. Nazia also chaired the plenary session on day 2 of the national Resolution DR conference in 2020. Nazia highlighted issues of race and disability and the need to take efforts to diversify the profession, not only to make the profession reflective of the society it serves, but to also improve business models. Nazia also hosted a workshop as part of Resolution’s national conference on 19th May 2021. Nazia spoke about the Law Commission’s weddings law reform with a focus on diversity. Ruth appeared as a speaker on the panel raising discussions on Customary Marriage and marriage within Christian denominations, with reference to the Pentecostal church. Nazia will also prepare a booklet for the International law committee on Islamic family law.
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TESTIMONIAL: Contentious retrospective probate settlement: worms were still coming out of the woodwork 10 years on, as implacable parties attempted to ‘have another go’ at changing outcomes, whatever it cost. Although unresolved for the moment, I feel better prepared for any fresh onslaught having found in Anthony Gold an antidote and expert knowledge across the range of disciplines that may well be necessary to see off any further challenge. This is reassuring. On my experience to date I would highly recommend Ryan, and Anthony Gold to those looking for a port in a storm.