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Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP
THE COUNTING HOUSE, 53 TOOLEY STREET
LONDON BRIDGE CITY
LONDON
SE1 2QN
England

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Personal injury: claimant Tier 1

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP fields a 'hugely experienced team' which handles the 'very highest quality work', including high-value trauma cases, as well as catastrophic brain and amputation injuries, which are the particular focus of practice head Jon Nicholson. The practitioners at the firm are 'of the highest calibre' and the 'efficiency with which their cases are put together and presented is genuinely hard to beat'. Key names to note include child brain injury specialist Jackie Spinks; international law expert Ian Peters, who regularly acts for British nationals injured abroad; Jenny Kennedy, who is known as 'one of the most respected PI claimant lawyers in the country'; and managing partner David Marshall.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘A hugely experienced team carrying out the very highest quality work.’

‘Jenny Kennedy is one of the most respected PI claimant lawyers in the country, and with good reason.’

‘Their lawyers are of the highest calibre, and the efficiency with which their cases are put together and presented is genuinely hard to beat.’

‘Jackie Spinks’ experience in the field of personal injury claims was very reassuring.’

‘This is a top notch firm that continues to punch well above its weight.’

‘Brave and willing to fight marginal cases to ensure that claimants can get access to justice.’

‘Ian Peters is an up and coming partner at the firm who is brave and tactically very astute.’

Social housing: tenant Tier 1

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP is widely regarded as a market-leader in the social housing sphere and has ‘true expertise in the field that few other firms can match’. It advises social housing tenants and leaseholders on complex issues, including homelessness, possession, breach of lease and leasehold enfranchisement. The team is particularly strong in disrepair claims; Giles Peaker played a major role in drafting the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which came into full force in 2020 and enables tenants to take action against their landlord if their home contains a hazard that is a risk to their health or well-being. Practice head Andrew Brookes specialises in tenant disputes with freeholders concerning repairs and service charges. Timothy Waitt advises on defective newly-built shared housing schemes. Sara Stephens handles complex, sensitive issues with ‘rigour and compassion’.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

One of the best in the business. They cover the full range of social housing disputes and act on both legal aid and a private client basis

Giles Peaker is someone who lives, sleeps and breathes this area. Andrew Brookes has seen it all and nothing phases him.’

Good team and strong presence.

Andrew Brookes – been doing it for years and is well known for his calm demeanour and excellent judgment. Sara Stephens – also a well-respected housing lawyer who really cares for her clients.’

Mixed commercial and legal aid team that puts considerable resources into its cases. Excellent individuals in the team, including members of the team that write and train regularly. Very active in the sector and highly regarded by peers.

Timothy Waitt – extremely hard working and bright solicitor who is very good at keeping cases on track. Dogged and tenacious but also very good in strategically managing cases for the best outcome. Andrew Brookes – extremely experienced and high-quality solicitor leading the team Sarah Stephens – mixed practice but very good on legal aid cases. Highly regarded.’

No other firm can I think claim the high level of commitment to be found at AG.

Sara Stephens – exceptional, hard-working, gritty and determined. If I had a housing problem I would without hesitation take it to her.’

Key clients

Residential Landlords Association

Residents and Former Residents of the Ledbury Estate

Three tenants of the City of Westminster

Five tenants of PA Housing

Housing Association Tenant

Tenant of London Council

Shared ownership leaseholder

Mr C

A Development Residents Group

Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

The 'dedicated and highly intelligent' medical malpractice team at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP is a favourite for international clients who have received negligent treatment in private hospitals, and is also known for handling cases which involve rarely-seen conditions. With birth and child brain injury expert Jon Nicholson at the helm, the firm fields 'a number of talented individuals'. Dual-qualified practitioner Jock Mackenzie has a particular interest in medically complex neurological, brain and spinal cord injury cases, including those sustained at birth. Former psychiatric nurse Jenny Kennedy is especially 'vociferous in her efforts to get the right compensation and care package' for injured clients, and succeeded in securing one of the highest interim payments ever awarded.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

A very dedicated and highly intelligent team.

Jon Nicholson is supremely cerebral and works very effectively to push cases on.

They are a strong team with a number of talented individuals.

Jenny Kennedy really goes the extra mile for her clients. She is vociferous in her efforts to get the right compensation and care package for them.

Highly experienced and amongst the best firms with an expertise in complex high-value claims.

Dr Jock Mackenzie is one of the most intelligent solicitors in the market.

Court of protection Tier 2

David Wedgwood co-heads the practice at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP; as a qualified social worker, he has in-depth knowledge of capacity issues, rehabilitation and care plans. Wedgwood frequently acts in deputyship cases and handles both welfare and finance-related litigation in the Court of Protection, as well as regularly acting as an expert witness. His clients include a wide range of protected parties from government ministers and celebrities through to the poorest members of the community. Alexandra Knipe, who was made joint department head in May 2019, heads the side of the practice dealing with deputyships arising from complex personal injury and clinical negligence cases. She is vastly experienced in supporting clients who have acquired brain injuries, severe physical disabilities and mental illnesses. The team has also expanded at associate level with two new hires.

Testimonials

A team with a recognised and well-deserved profile in this area. The lawyers know exactly how to engage with Court of Protection matters in the right spirit. David Wedgwood has been in the field a long time and has accumulated a huge amount of wisdom. Clients appreciate his bedside manner and dedication

It is an excellent team and David Wedgwood is very well respected in the area

‘Anthony Gold has a significant Court of Protection practice and acts in many of the most significant cases. David Wedgwood is well known in the market and an experienced deputy

‘David Wedgwood stands out for his knowledge as a professional deputy and experience acting in complex cases for the team’s very vulnerable clients, and he manages a great CoP team of individuals

Emma Tante stands out as an incredibly impressive solicitor in her field. She is both diligent and creative in her approach, has achieved fantastic outcomes for clients, and leaves no stone unturned in challenging health and social services to adequately meet the needs of her clients

Always easily contactable and quick to provide solutions. Very person-centred and wanting to do the best for the client. Alexandra Knipe is always professional and understands her clients’ needs well. Nicola Gunn is hardworking, knowledgeable and supportive of families

‘The recent addition of Grainne Feeney will boost the team’s ability to handle complex matters, including international work

David Wedgwood and Alex Knipe head a good team which has expertise in property and affairs and healthcare matters and is growing. It appears increasingly regularly as one of the leading London teams

Key clients

Ms JS

Deputyship for high-net-worth individual from Hong Kong

The Official Solicitor

A 60-year-old man with learning difficulties

A 92-year-old Indian woman with Alzheimer’s

Mrs T, an 80-year-old woman suffering from dementia

A boy with cerebral palsy

Mr M

J, a man struck by a car whilst on holiday abroad in France

A 19-year-old woman with significant learning difficulties

Family: mediation Tier 2

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP has a number of excellent mediators in its team. Kim Beatson handles a mixture of complex children cases (especially relating to relocation) and financial work and receives a steady flow of referrals from other lawyers and former clients. Beatson was one of the first in the country to qualify in both family and civil mediation as well as child-inclusive mediations. David Emmerson specialises in difficult finance and children cases as well as cohabitation and pre-nuptial cases. He is an accredited mediator and collaborative lawyer. Caroline Bowden is also a highly active mediator.

Testimonials

Kim Beatson has a natural authority about her which often helps to resolve issues

Kim Beatson has an amazing knack of getting to the nuts and bolts of the case very quickly with minimal fuss

‘We are impressed by Anthony Gold’s commitment to dispute resolution. Kim Beatson is extremely experienced

David Emmerson is a good all-rounder. He is charming and has insight, and guides clients through trauma well

David Emmerson is incredibly impressive

Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3

David Wedgwood heads the team at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP and is adept at handling all aspects of trusts and estate disputes. Clients include individuals, trustees, executors and the Official Solicitor's office, as well as trust companies. Wedgwood has also developed particular expertise in working with beneficiaries who lack capacity for both the Official Solicitor and the Court of Protection, as well as in cases involving fraud and breach of trust. Beth Holden is another important member of the team. Clare Kelly is now at 5 Pump Court.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Anthony Gold is a firm that really punches above its weight in this area. What is notable is the number of non-contentious probate firms that refer anything contentious its way – the team is thus the practitioner’s choice in this field. The lawyers are equally at ease with everything from straightforward Inheritance Act claims to complex will challenges and trusts disputes

The team continues to go from strength to strength, under the watchful eye of the long-experienced David Wedgwood

This is a good firm handling a diverse range of matters, from larger trust and estate disputes to smaller cases. David Wedgwood is a very well-known and experienced individual with detailed knowledge of the market

‘Excellent knowledge base across the board. Great client care coupled with first-class professional judgment. Beth Holden remains a star individual’

‘Two standout up-and-coming lawyers amongst its associates are Ryan Taylor and Tom Dickinson. Both have a natural aptitude in this field. Ryan’s apparently laid-back attitude belies a sound tactical nous and tenacious approach to fighting his client’s corner. He clearly will go far. Tom similarly approaches his cases with both diligence and skill and punches above his weight when it comes to his case load

Strength and depth of knowledge. Excellent at making the deals that resolve their clients’ problems. Tom Dickinson is diligent and thorough

The firm is excellent in its case management, and always adopts a commendably pragmatic approach to litigation.’

Tom Dickinson stands out as striking the balance between being a firm and effective litigator whilst always being commercially pragmatic. He is highly knowledgeable and at ease in dealing with matters of all complexities

Key clients

The estate of Bhusate

The estate of JO

The estate of Mrs B

The estate of SS

The estate of KM

The estate of AH

The estate of Mr L

The estate of Mrs H

The estate of JS

The estate of Mr H

Family Tier 3

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP handles a significant number of international and national relocation cases each year. The 'experienced and diverse' team is known for its skill in complex children matters, especially those involving parental alienation, substance abuse and violence, and team head Kim Beatson is noted for her work in this area. Sarah Hughes’ work predominantly focuses on complex financial cases with an international dimension and she is increasingly active in TOLATA matters. David Emmerson specialises in complicated finance and children cases, as well as cohabitation and pre-nuptial cases. Fiona Lyon joined the team from Simpson Millar LLP in May 2020. The department also has considerable strength in mediation.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Kim Beatson is an asset to any case. She is pragmatic, experienced and calm. She has exactly the type of approach that a case needs if it requires a reduction in temperature. I rate her level-headedness highly

‘Anthony Gold is an extremely well-respected firm, known for a robust and effective approach to family litigation. The family team builds good relationships with clients and guides them through the process extremely well’

Kim Beatson is extremely experienced and Sarah Hughes is very likeable.  Clients really appreciate her brilliant manner, yet stern approach to their cases’

David Emmerson excels in international family law work. Kim Beatson is very strong. She gets excellent results and always has an eye on a settled costs proportionate outcome

‘Sarah Hughes explains all the legal terminology, provides me with sound advice and outlines my options, thereby enabling me to feel in control of the process’

‘Fiona Lyon will no doubt flourish in the team as she has the same ethos as the other partners

‘It has high-pedigree family lawyers who are reliable and have a good reputation for sound advice. Kim Beatson and Caroline Bowden are highly regarded and in demand as two family law heavyweights’

Victoria Brown is a very talented solicitor. She builds excellent relationships with her clients, and has a thoughtful and detailed approach to her cases. Nazia Rashid is a fierce and capable solicitor. She is particularly good at financial remedy cases and is a recognised specialist in Islamic law

Administrative and public law Tier 6

The housing and public law department at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP represents the Residential Landlords Association and numerous individuals as claimants in applications against local authorities and the central government. Practice head Andrew Brookes also handles judicial reviews in the education and environment sectors.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Employment David Marshall
Employment David Wedgwood
Family Kim Beatson
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 Stephen Whitaker
Property Ian Mitchell
Property Andrew Weir
Property dispute resolution Andrew Brookes
Property dispute resolution Debra Wilson
Property dispute resolution Ian Mitchell
Property dispute resolution Timothy Waitt
Family Fiona Lyon
Family David Emmerson
Family Sarah Hughes
Court of Protection Alexandra Knipe
Dispute resolution Beth Holden
Contentious probate Beth Holden
Housing and public law Sara Stephens
Dispute resolution Oliver Jackson
Contentious probate Oliver Jackson
Court of Protection Nicola Gunn
Family Nicola Gunn
Photo Name Position Profile
 Kim Beatson  photo Kim Beatson Head of department; financial specialist with a particular interest in cohabitation issues,…
Ms Sana Bibi  photo Ms Sana Bibi Specialist in personal injury law and in particular, complex orthopaedic and catastrophic…
Ms Caroline Bowden  photo Ms Caroline Bowden Recognised as being ‘a lead both in the practice and policy of…
Mr Andrew Brookes  photo Mr Andrew Brookes Partner handles all types of property law particularly residential housing; also relevant…
 Victoria Brown  photo Victoria Brown Solicitor at the family team
Mr Tom Dickinson  photo Mr Tom Dickinson Solicitor in the firm’s Commercial and Civil Litigation Department. Tom specialises in contentious…
Mr Adam Dyl  photo Mr Adam Dyl Partner
Mr David Emmerson  photo Mr David Emmerson Partner in the family team focusing on the children and financial aspects…
Mrs Jenny Evans  photo Mrs Jenny Evans A specialist housing solicitor committed to social justice. Jenny is a tenacious…
Ms Grainne Feeney  photo Ms Grainne Feeney Senior associate in the Court of Protection team based in the London…
Mrs Nicola Gunn  photo Mrs Nicola Gunn Partner, family and court of protection departments. Specialises in family law with…
Ms Beth Holden photo Ms Beth Holden Partner, is a strong and adept litigator specialising in contentious probate work and…
Ms Amanda Hopkins  photo Ms Amanda Hopkins Partner
 Sarah Hughes  photo Sarah Hughes Partner in the family team working currently predominantly focused on complex financial…
Mr Oliver Jackson  photo Mr Oliver Jackson Partner, specialising in contentious trusts and probate litigation and insolvency.
Ms Jenny Kennedy  photo Ms Jenny Kennedy Jenny Kennedy is a Partner on Anthony Gold’s Injury and Medical Claims…
Mrs Alexandra Knipe photo Mrs Alexandra Knipe Joint head of Court of Protection Department and Partner in the firm. …
 Fiona Lyon  photo Fiona Lyon Partner at Family team
Dr Jock Mackenzie  photo Dr Jock Mackenzie Dr Jock Mackenzie has a broad clinical negligence practice but, due to…
Ms Ali Malsher  photo Ms Ali Malsher A former nurse who specialises in surgical, cardiac and emergency medicine cases,…
Mr Peter Mantell  photo Mr Peter Mantell Partner specialising in commercial property and residential property, wills and probate.
Mr David Marshall  photo Mr David Marshall Managing partner of Anthony Gold since 1997. Principal area of practice is…
Mr Ian Mitchell  photo Mr Ian Mitchell Ian leads Anthony Gold’s thriving leasehold services team. With over 10 years’…
Mr Jon Nicholson  photo Mr Jon Nicholson Head of Department
Mr Giles Peaker  photo Mr Giles Peaker Partner specialising in housing, public law and residential and commercial leasehold disputes.
Mr Ian Peters photo Mr Ian Peters Partner
 Nazia Rashid  photo Nazia Rashid Senior Associate at Family team
Ms Eleanor Solomon  photo Ms Eleanor Solomon Solicitor specialising in all aspects of housing work including disrepair, homelessness and possession…
Ms Jackie Spinks  photo Ms Jackie Spinks A partner on the injury claims team, Jackie is a catstrophic injury…
Ms Sara Stephens  photo Ms Sara Stephens Partner within the Housing and Public Law team specialising in all aspects…
Ms Emma Tante  photo Ms Emma Tante Solicitor advising on all aspects of Court of Protection practice, both contentious…
Mr Ryan Taylor  photo Mr Ryan Taylor Ryan specialises in contentious probate and trust matters, working in the Business…
Mr Clifford Tibber  photo Mr Clifford Tibber Partner in dispute resolution team dealing with commercial disputes for corporate and…
Mr Timothy Waitt  photo Mr Timothy Waitt Timothy primarily advises about defects to property.  Most of his work involves…
Mr David Wedgwood  photo Mr David Wedgwood Partner specialising in commercial litigation, including contentious trusts and probate, inheritance act…
Mr Stephen Whitaker  photo Mr Stephen Whitaker Conveyancing partner with a broad mix of commercial and residential clients including…
Mrs Wallace White  photo Mrs Wallace White Trained at Linklaters LLP and qualified into Banking, qualified in 2017
Mrs Debra Wilson  photo Mrs Debra Wilson Partner specialising in advising landlords and tenants on large-scale property law disputes. …
Number of UK partners : 30
Number of assistant solicitors : 40
Number of other UK fee-earners : 27