Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP > London, England > Firm Profile

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP
169 WALWORTH ROAD
LONDON
SE17 1RW
England

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 1

Jon Nicholson heads the personal injury team, which is described by one client as a ‘go-to choice for personal injury work in central London’, at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP. Multiple team members are on the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, and the workload includes such technically difficult and sensitive matters as psychiatric injury; employment cases involving stress at work; amputation cases; multi-trauma and catastrophic injuries; road traffic accidents; and traumatic brain injury in adults and children – the last of these areas is one of particular specialism for Jackie Spinks. Notably, in 2021, the firm’s managing partner David Marshall, ‘one of the finest injury solicitors working today’, led and succeeded on Stansfield v the BBC, one of the most significant injury cases of that year. ‘Leading light in this field’, Jenny Kennedy, is another standout in the team, specialising in complex brain, spinal and amputation injuries, with a strong reputation for representing foreign nationals injured in the UK, a specialism shared by Ian Peters. Recently promoted partner Samuel David is one to watch in the team, as is catastrophic injury specialist Adam Dyl .

Practice head(s):

Jon Nicholson

Other key lawyers:

Jenny Kennedy; David Marshall; Jackie Spinks; Adam Dyl; Amanda Hopkins; Ian Peters; Hema Vekaria; Sana Bibi; Katherine Brown; Samuel David; Ben Simons; Nina Brennan

Testimonials

‘It is no exaggeration to say that Jenny Kennedy is a leading light in this field. The superlatives for this lady are endless. Adam Dyl has a brilliant intellect, and is able to deliver complex advice in a clear and straightforward manner. Ian Peters is an experienced solicitor, excellent strategist and communicator – you want him on your side.’

‘Jenny Kennedy is the best in the business, with her amazing medical knowledge she can see issues experts in the field don’t even spot; she is always one step ahead of the opposition on tactics and preparation; a  fighter and protector of her clients.’

‘Ian Peters is a shrewd litigator who sees the bigger picture and guides his clients to the best result. He is unafraid to make tough decisions and works incredibly hard to get the right outcome.’

‘Jackie Spinks is diligent, organised and well-respected; Sana Bibi’s calm exterior belies a steely approach to her cases; Amanda Hopkins is very doughty, a good lawyer and capable of running serious cases; Katherine Brown is meticulous, with fantastic client care skills.’

‘Jon Nicholson is very experienced and has a great level of skill at steering claims. He is a master tactician and fights strenuously. All the partners offer a first-rate client service and super attention to detail.’

‘Anthony Gold are a go-to choice for personal injury work in central London. They have a great team culture, strength in depth across all levels of seniority, are hugely approachable and down to earth with no egos, but are brilliant at what they do. One of my favourite firms to work with.’

‘Ian Peters is fantastic. He is extremely bright, has first-rate judgment, is no-nonsense and 100% calm. Jackie Spinks is up there with the very best – she handles an exceptional caseload of catastrophic cases of the utmost complexity; she’s on top of every detail of a case, is wonderful with her clients and opponents; sensible, tenacious and dedicated. Adam Dyl justifiably inspires total confidence in his clients and is going places; a great litigator who you would want to have fighting your corner.’

‘David Marshall showed nerves of steel in driving the case forward to trial; he is one of the finest injury solicitors working today.’

Work highlights

  • Acted on Stansfield v BBC, representing a BBC science programme presenter who was injured when posing as a human crash test dummy in a go-kart for a show; the matter settled for over £1.5m.
  • Represented a 33-year-old doctor who was rendered a high-level tetraplegic following a road traffic collision; the case was settled for £15 million.
  • Representing a man who suffered a life changing injury as a result of the Croydon tram derailment in November 2016.

Real estate > Social housing: tenant Tier 1

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP is ‘one of the best firms out there for social housing work‘ acting for tenants. The ‘excellent firm‘ with its ‘strong team and excellent partners‘ provides ‘experience in all types of social housing litigation‘, such as possession claims, tenancy deposit disputes, fire safety remediation works, licensing issues as well as group litigation. Practice head Andrew Brookes has a ‘wealth of knowledge and experience in housing litigation‘ and ‘is excellent when it comes to negotiating settlements in disrepair cases‘. Giles Peaker is hugely experienced in cases concerning homelessness, possession and property guardians and ‘is absolutely at the top of his game‘. Complex disrepair group claims are frequently handled by Sara Stephens, who is noted for her ‘excellent client care‘, and Timothy Waitt provides ‘clear and concise‘ advice when prosecuting and defending criminal cases dealing with housing conditions, among others.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Brookes

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are an excellent firm, with Giles Peaker showing the way as someone who is absolutely at the top of his game.’

One of the best firms out there for social housing work. They have a depth of knowledge that is difficult to find elsewhere. They have a strong team and excellent partners providing experience in all types of social housing litigation.’

‘Giles Peaker is one of the leading housing lawyers in the field. He has unrivalled knowledge when it comes to housing law. He is a joy to work with because he knows so much. Sara Stephens is great to work with. She is clever and practical when it comes to advising clients. She provides excellent client care and I would recommend her to friends or colleagues. Andrew Brookes is another partner who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in housing litigation. He is excellent when it comes to negotiating settlements in disrepair cases.’

‘What makes the practice stand out from the rest is the client-centred service and the ability to access industry-leading experts. They demonstrated the ability to review every last detail of evidence provided as part of the public inquiry to deliver outputs that exceeded the brief. Where required, they could also bring external inputs to add additional weight to their production, demonstrating great collaboration.’

‘The team genuinely cared about getting to the best possible outcome. In particular, Andrew Brookes has shown exceptional care, knowledge and commitment and truly is a credit to the firm. He can provide both challenging perspectives and throw his weight to support our views. He is incredibly authentic and knowledgeable, making him a pleasure to work with. Someone I genuinely trust.’

‘Individual partners I would single out include Andrew Brookes, Timothy Waitt, Giles Peaker and Sara Stephens. Their instructions, questions and communications with me, as a regularly appointed expert witness on housing disrepair matters, are clear and concise.’

‘Anthony Gold has a breadth of expertise in the housing team but the fact that they retain a commitment to representing social housing tenants, private tenants and housing need issues generally is hugely to their credit.’

‘Sara Stephens always impressive with her dedication and exceptional ability. Giles Peaker is an outstanding lawyer with a fierce intellect. He retains the capacity to be genuinely and refreshingly interested in all aspects of housing law, and housing law in its wider policy context.’

Work highlights

  • Advised tenants of the Paragon, a social housing block where residents were suddenly told to leave because of fire safety concerns.
  • Advised tenants of Macintosh Court, a sheltered housing scheme which is also a listed building, on extensive disrepair and nuisance.
  • Advised shared ownership leaseholders of Bank Court on claims against their social landlord for numerous defects, including under the Defective Premises Act.

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

The team at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP is led by Jon Nicholson, and has a reputation for succeeding in claims made by internationally-based clients regarding the negligence of private healthcare practices; said cases are often of value in the multi-millions and involve particular consideration of cultural variation. The team has a reputation for handling catastrophic injury cases, including failed diagnoses or surgical negligence leading to complex brain functionality issues. Many members of the team have medical backgrounds - including expert in surgical, cardiac and emergency medical cases Ali Malsher and the ‘awe-inspiring’ Jenny Kennedy, who is well known for representing foreign nationals injured in the UK and vice versa. A particular standout for his recent work is ‘renaissance man of clinical negligence’ and ‘star in the field’ Jock Mackenzie.

Practice head(s):

Jon Nicholson

Other key lawyers:

Jenny Kennedy, Ali Malsher, Jock Mackenzie, Jon Nicholson, Amy Wedgwood, Samuel David

Testimonials

‘Jock Mackenzie is a ‘renaissance man’ of clinical negligence litigation. He is not afraid to take on the most challenging claims: he thinks broadly and deeply about them and he achieves excellent results. His dual qualifications in medicine and law, together with a cerebral approach to each claim, make him a star in the field. Amy Wedgwood is an up-and-coming star of a junior solicitor – she is very intelligent and insightful, and applies her intelligence acutely to the case before her.’

‘The team are incredibly conscientious and hard working. They are particularly sensitive to the needs of the client and in all client-handling which is essential in this field. When I am asked to recommend a claimant clinical negligence firm, they are always top of my list.’

‘Jock Mackenzie is a stand-out partner and the individual to whom I recommend anyone looking for a claimant clinical negligence solicitor. He is incredibly bright, intellectually rigorous and maintains a keen involvement in his cases. He is medically trained and therefore able to bring his technical knowledge to the case and to his comprehensive instructions. He is extremely astute when it comes to strategy and tactics. Added to this, he is warm and sympathetic towards his clients. He is everything that you would want in a clinical negligence practitioner.’

‘Jenny Kennedy is awe-inspiring: a true ruthless fighter. Samuel David is immensely bright: a true tactician, I’ve never seen such impressive client-handling skills, putting clients at ease and explaining complex matters in a clear, concise and understandable way to his catastrophically injured clients – pragmatic and honest. Jon Nicholson is the biggest brain in the business: kind and empathetic, showing genuine compassion for his terribly injured clients.’

‘The team have been incredibly supportive throughout the whole case thus far. As a result of my disability, it has been difficult to provide timescales for the provision of quantum evidence and so on. The team understand that the case needs to progress in a timely fashion, but they also put my health first.’

‘Jock Mackenzie has been magnificent. He always explains things to me in very great detail (he asked me how much detail I wanted at our first meeting and tailored his approach accordingly).’

‘Anthony Gold are a ‘go to’ choice for clinical negligence work in central London. They have a great team culture, are hugely approachable and down to earth with no egos, but are brilliant at what they do.’

‘Jenny Kennedy has an incredible and intuitive ability to identify the best points in a case, she’s a brilliant litigator who offers a Rolls Royce service for her clients. Ali Malsher has superb client-handling abilities: she’s humane and highly supportive for her clients, whilst being extremely determined; a perfect choice for complex cases which require sensitive handling.’

Work highlights

  • Representing a client wrongly diagnosed with musculoskeletal pain; later, after being correctly diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, she suffered a cardiac arrest, and developed a severe spinal cord injury causing a cauda equina syndrome-type condition.
  • Acted for a 15-year-old boy in his claim against the 111 service, who failed to refer him to hospital when his mother telephoned and reported that he was experiencing intense abdominal pain; the client’s untreated bowel condition resulted in a cardiac arrest and consequential severe hypoxic brain injury.

Private client > Court of protection Tier 2

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP fields a ‘very committed and hardworking’ team under the superb leadership of Alexandra Knipe and David Wedgwood. Wedgwood is a well-respected practitioner who excels in both financial and welfare related litigation in the Court of Protection and receives a steady flow of referrals from the Official Solicitor, local authorities and other lawyers. Knipe is responsible for the team that deals with deputyships that arise from complex personal injury and clinical negligence cases - she continues to act on cases with an international dimension too. Donovan Lindsay was promoted to the partnership in 2021 and Emma Tante has also recently been promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

ALlexandra Knipe; David Wedgwood

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Superb level of experience in court of protection matters, both contentious and non contentious. Empathetic and broad minded. David Wedgwood is well known and respected in this area as a solicitor with a natural instinct for the demands of this sort of work’.

‘Alexandra Knipe is the stand out partner, efficient, effective and approachable. Emma Tante is the up and coming in the team’.

‘Large team, well organised efficient and responds in a timely manner knowledgeable client focused’.

‘The team has specialists in their field and a wide experience of complex cases providing a personal but professional approach. Alexandra Knipe is efficient, thorough and knowledgeable’.

‘Alexandra Knipe is incredibly capable, hardworking and highly intelligent. She is tireless in her commitment to her clients’.

‘Anthony Gold’s Court of Protection team is well known and very capable. They have long experience both of Court of Protection litigation and of the practicalities of acting as deputies or advising deputies and attorneys. David Wedgwood is an extremely capable Court of Protection lawyer, ably supported by a good team’.

‘Anthony Gold LLP is a leading law firm with particular expertise in Court of Protection work. It has an excellent team, with real strength in depth which makes them an obvious choice for high value settlements. They are flexible in their approach and determined to secure the best quality of life for the clients that they support’.

‘Alexandra Knipe, lead partner in the COP team, delivers sound, pragmatic advice and is a pleasure to work with. Emma Tante who has recently been promoted to partner, is a skilled operator able to deal with complex cases and deliver practical solutions.’

Key clients

The Official Solicitor

Work highlights

  • Involved in a complex capacity to marry dispute, addressing the issues of coercive and predatory marriage. Ensuring that protective measures were put in place and acting in safeguarding proceedings.
  • Advising on a cross-border asset tracing case, involving Swiss based assets and UK repatriation issues.
  • Advised the Official Solicitor on actions brought by the lender to enforce security. Analysis of complex commercial transactions and then achieving positive outcome. Safeguarding protected party through the removal of deputy convicted of fraud.

Private client > Family: mediation Tier 2

Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP has some ‘very knowledgeable family lawyers’ and its ‘mediation department is very experienced and offers legal aid and very good value for a London practice’. Kim Beatson is respected for her expertise across a wide range of finance and complicated children matters. David Emmerson is a known name who is equally adept at dealing with finance and children matters as well as co-habitation and pre-nuptial work. Emmerson receives a steady flow of referrals from judges and barristers. Caroline Bowden is a ‘highly skilled mediator, who never fails to please clients’.  Bowden’s work spans dealing with the finances of high-net-worth clients to complex children work that is funded by legal aid.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is excellent and collaborates with therapeutic services’.

‘Offering free MIAMs was pretty unique. Not many London firms offering legal aid!’

‘Caroline Bowden is stand out for me given her passion for mediation. She’s a director of the Family Mediation Council (representing Solicitor mediators). Her regulatory work is vital for a vibrant and cutting edge profession’.

‘They are used to dealing with clients from a financially wide spectrum, they often draft the terms of the consent order, so that the details of what the parties have agreed is set out clearly when legal advice is sought by the parties’.

‘Caroline Bowden is a force of nature, has been committed to mediation for many many years, is confident and efficient’.

‘Anthony Gold’s mediation practice is foremost in the country and London. Any serious family practitioner will be confident in referring their cases to them. Their experience and breadth of work in this field is long and wide. They deal with probably some of the most challenging mediation cases’.

‘Kim Beatson has been involved in mediation since the early 1990’s and is hugely skilled. She has loads of empathy from which she can identify clients’ needs and develop solutions encouraging agreements’.

‘David Emmerson is an impressive mediator with loads of experience. His DR practice is supported by his experience as a part time district judge which enables him to give parties real insight to a failing court process. Caroline Bowden is again well known and regarded mediator and Nazia Rashid is an upcoming force dealing with many vulnerable people in mediation’.

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3

The ‘very capable and well-known private client lawyerDavid Wedgwood heads the team at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP that is regularly instructed on a range of complex and varied matters. It is increasingly advising on a variety of contentious applications to remove trustees and other matters such as property ownership disputes and professional negligence claims. The team is also well-placed to assist vulnerable clients who have mental health issues. Grainne Feeney was a welcome addition to the team from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and Beth Holden is also well-regarded for her work in this area.

Practice head(s):

David Wedgwood

Other key lawyers:

Beth Holden; Grainne Feeney; Tom Dickinson

Testimonials

‘This team often handles complex and sensitive cases and is known for being very forthright in getting the best for their clients. Beth Holden – tenacious and dedicated’.

‘The team at Anthony Gold has an excellent understanding of the law, and an ability to relate very well to a variety of clients. It has particular expertise acting for Claimants in 1975 Act claims and to remove trustees. They have good strength in depth – all of the associates are very capable, especially Tom Dickinson’.

‘David Wedgwood is extremely well respected in the field, and for very good reason. He is a pragmatic and determined litigator, and has an excellent understanding of the law and the best ways to achieve excellent results for his clients’.

Tom Dickinson is an excellent communicator with a superb grasp of the law. He gives practical, focused and sensible advice, and his clients appreciate the fact that he can act with tact and sensitivity whilst firmly fighting their cause. I have recommended him to clients on a couple of cases‘.

‘Great people to work with – Very impressive professionally, a strong reputation, combined with a friendly and approachable manner’.

‘The entire team is very approachable and impressive but standout mention should be made of Tom Dickinson who is superb – He has a thorough grasp of finer details of the case whilst being pragmatic and commercial in his approach to finding a solution which is in the client’s interests’.

‘David Wedgwood is an old hand. Well regarded in the industry for his contentious estates trusts and complimentary court of protection work.’

Key clients

Mrs J Thakare, Mrs U Parmar, Dr Ravindra Bhusate and Dr Lekha Herbert

Work highlights

  • Thakare v Bhusate [2020] EWHC 52 (Ch) – a leading authority on the application of section 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Concluded the costs aspect of this case recently for Dr Bhusate.
  • Advised Mr TY a HNW Non Dom subject to Hong Kong restrictions as to concluding 2 estate administrations that had been unresolved for 15 years – advise as to tax consequences of various options and taking proceedings there.
  • Advised as to validity of Gibraltarian Trusts for Court of Protection client.

Private client > Family Tier 3

Kim Beatson  leads the team at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP that ‘works very efficiently with all members being of the highest calibre’.  Beatson has a significant children practice and also frequently advises on nuptial agreements for Court of Protection clients and those who are receiving substantial medical claims awards. David Emmerson is another skilled practitioner who receives plaudits for his ability to ‘deploy skills at the highest level in order to resolve cases without heightening tension’ and regularly helps clients who are in the public eye.

Practice head(s):

Kim Beatson

Other key lawyers:

David Emmerson; Caroline Bowden; Sarah Hughes; Fiona Lyon; Nazia Rashid; Victoria Brown; Ruth Oyelakin

Testimonials

‘Absolutely top-drawer. A department with depth & breadth and superb leadership. Steeped in solution focussed DR practice with hugely talented practitioners committed to reducing conflict. Frequently called upon for media and other commentary.’

‘David Emmerson and Kim Beatson – highly experienced and respected both within and beyond London. Committed to finding solutions away from the court but decisive when required. Caroline Bowden – without doubt one of the most capable mediators in the country’.

The formidable Kim Beatson and David Emmerson are the backbone of the team. Between them their experience, negotiating skill set and knowledge is quite frankly breath- taking. Sarah Hughes, Nazia Rashid, Ruth Oyelakin, Fiona Lyon – provide excellent support and admirable client focused service.’

‘It is a conscientious team, with depth of expertise being able to provide a full service to family law clients. Victoria Brown – a diligent and impressive junior solicitor with bags of potential – she will go far in her career. She is thorough in her preparation, instinctive in her analysis, robust in her negotiations, and caring towards her clients’.

‘Experienced team of family lawyers. Nazia Rashid is a fantastic lawyer who always goes that extra mile to help. Fiona Lyon is extremely approachable and fights her clients’ corner is a sensible and proactive manner’.

‘The team is rightly known for its commitment to its clients whilst working collaboratively with the opposition. They recognise that agreement and mediation works better than battle. I work with Kim Beatson, Nazia Rashid, David Emmerson and other more junior members. All are outstanding in their field’.

‘Anthony Gold’s family team is outstanding and deserves the reputation and accolades it has.  The partners are a good combination between statesmen like Kim Beatson and David Emmerson with their unsurpassed years of experience and the new innovators , Fiona Lyon and Nazia Rashid. The team is always clever, efficient and fair. Judgement is sound and they are always promote good family relationships in the way they communicate. This is a firm I recommend regularly’.

‘Kim Beatson – incredibly good at what she does. Focused on what is needed but always looking to enhance family relationships for better outcomes. Very intuitive and fair. David Emmerson – full of charm but genuine care for clients. He takes a constructive and collaborative based approach and comes up with good solutions’.

Public sector > Administrative and public law Tier 6

Housing-related judicial review, particularly in the field of homelessness and allocations, forms the cornerstone of the practice at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP. The group is also increasingly using this established expertise to position itself at the forefront of the rapidly evolving law involving regulation of private sector landlords. ‘Incredibly authentic and knowledgeableAndrew Brookes leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Brookes

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is able to draw on a wealth of experience.’

‘Andrew Brookes has amazing client care and is determined to go the extra mile. A brilliant solicitor.’

‘What makes the practice stand out from the rest is the client-centred service and the ability to access industry-leading experts. From the start of our relationship, the practice was very keen to understand our specific wants and needs and was very supportive of helping to achieve them. They demonstrated the ability to be able to review every last detail of evidence and to deliver outputs which exceeded the brief. Where required, they were also able to bring external inputs to add additional weight to their output, really demonstrating a great level of collaboration.’

‘I strongly believe the individuals on the team genuinely cared about getting to the best possible outcome. In particular, Andrew Brookes has showed exceptional care, knowledge and commitment and truly is a credit to the firm. He is able to both challenge perspectives, but also throw his weight in support of our own perspective. He is incredibly authentic and knowledgeable, which makes him a pleasure to work with. In addition, he has shown a level of consistency to the cause over an extended period of time and has proven to be someone I genuinely trust.’

Key clients

Safer Renting CIC

Work highlights

  • Acted for Safer Renting CIC on an intervention in the Court of Appeal case Rakusen v Jepson, arguing the public policy point of Rent Repayment Orders under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
Court of Protection Nicola Gunn
Family Nicola Gunn
Number of UK partners : 30
Number of assistant solicitors : 40
Number of other UK fee-earners : 27

CLIENT: Julia Stone
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: I needed help to resolve a complex family dispute following a death and initially used a small, local solicitor, however it soon became clear that more expert advice and experience was going to be necessary. I contacted Anthony Gold Solicitors on the recommendation of a friend and met with T, a specialist in issues such as Contentious Probate. With his help and guidance, the situation was recently successfully resolved,
I felt in very safe hands and had every confidence in T’s handling of my case. From my experience, I would absolutely recommend using Anthony Gold Solicitors and especially T. Definitely 5.


CLIENT: Kui Tham
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: Anthony Gold Solicitor’s legal team are excellent. They are very professional, hard working, attention to details, very organised, well prepared for the case. They are also very courteous and try to help us achieve our objectives.


CLIENT: Patrick Folkes
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: The team at Anthony Gold cannot be praised highly enough. Professional, considerate, empathetic and courteous at all times, they are a pleasure to deal with despite sometimes challenging personal circumstances. Highly recommended.


CLIENT: Jinlei Wang
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: It is a great experience with Emma and Anees who are helping with building Terry’s care team and involving a case manager to achieve that. Emma and Anees are always professional and helpful using their expertise. Thanks


CLIENT: Paul Smith
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: It’s a little hard to actually express in detail all that Anthony Gold has done for my family. Suffice to say they have changed our lives. We were in a situation that seemed to last forever and have no end in sight, dealing with that and a disabled child we had given up at one point of getting any kind of resolution. I cannot express my gratitude enough towards all at the business, they’re steadfastness and resolution came through for us and has given us a second chance to rebuild our lives. From myself and my family, thank you for all that has been done. Humanity still exists in this crazy world!


CLIENT: Anilkumar Jacob
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: 100% Professional services…“Beauty of Anthony Gold Solicitors is Quality” Mr.Robin Stewart of Anthony Gold Solicitors is very efficient, knowledgeable, responsible, responsive and user-friendly. Done excellent job with 100% result in my case. Council proposed me £90000 fine and put on me £72000 fine. I handed my case to Antony Gold Solicitors with huge stress and with a hopeless situation. At the end, result was just brilliant and amazing with 0 fine. My God… Thank you Mr.Robin and Anthony Gold Solicitors.


CLIENT: Dorren Kerr-Alleyne
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: I contacted AGS, after my local council were being less than cooperative with me when I was trying to deal with them directly regarding severe damage they caused to our property. My case was taken on by Eleanor Solomon at AGS, who was professional, experienced and very patient. I was updated regularly and none of my questions were left unanswered! And as I had not been through anything like this before, I had a lot of questions! With Ms Solomon’s help, I managed to get some recompense, which I know I would not have got if AGS were not involved! I would not hesitate to recommend AGS to family and friends. Thank you!


CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: Excellent service with Caroline Bowden, highly recommend. Very thorough, very clever and helpful.


CLIENT: Jake Mullane
COMPANY/FIRM:
TESTIMONIAL: Would highly recommend, I’ve been dealing with Ruth regarding some family contact issues. She has been nothing put polite, helpful and always very fast at replying to any of my issues that I have whether that be by phone or email.


CLIENT: B Edwards
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TESTIMONIAL: Throughout the entire divorce process Fiona Lyon at Anthony Gold was fantastic she was always on hand to explain (and often re-explain) some of the more complicated aspects of the process. Fiona was extremely thorough with the details of the order but still worked efficiently so that we could reach a resolution promptly. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Fiona and Anthony Gold to anyone requiring help divorcing. Thanks again for all your assistance.


CLIENT: John Paul
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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.