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Anthony Gold

Work 020 7940 4000
Fax 020 7708 3133
London SE1, London SE17, London SW16

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold offers representation to claimants on the full-array of severe injuries arising from treatment and medical negligence, including neurological, brain and spinal cord injury cases, misdiagnosis and psychiatric claims. The firm's cases are often high value and several lawyers within the core team hold dual-qualifications, bringing their practical experience and specialist medical knowledge to the forefront in each claim. Birth and child brain injury expert Jon Nicholson leads the practice, which is regarded as a go-to in London for international clients who have received negligent treatment in private hospitals.

Practice head(s):Jon Nicholson

Other key lawyers:Jock Mackenzie; Jenny Kennedy; Ali Malsher


'Anthony Gold offers a complete service for medical negligence claims.Their particular specialism is making the client feel special and delivering a tailored service for each Claimant.

'The clinical negligence team at Anthony Gold has medical knowledge linked to legal acumen, thereby giving them an edge on their rivals.'

'The team is consistently excellent, well prepared, knowledgeable and good with clients.'

'Jon Nicholson is a heavyweight practitioner with great enthusiasm and ability. He has an enormous intellect and compendious knowledge which he deploys to the good effect of his clients. He fights tirelessly.'

'Jenny Kennedy is a doughty fighter with excellent knowledge of medical issues.'

'Ali Malsher is a total star; she has knowledge in depth and can identify a claim's strengths and weaknesses in an instant.'

Work highlights

  • Settled a neonatal brain injury claim against Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, regarding a negligent delay in the treatment of hypoglycaemia for a total of £17 m.
  • Secured a £2m settlement on behalf of a five-year-old boy who was born prematurely with a disabling genetic condition, after a doctor failed to diagnose him with hydrocephalus.
  • Acted for the common-law wife and young children of a 32-year-old man who died following the mismanagement of a very rare condition at Croydon Hospital.
  • Settled a claim against Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for a negligent failure to prescribe blood thinners to a then 82-year-old man following heart surgery (£700k).
  • Acting for a 68-year-old lady who suffered severe brain and orthopaedic injuries following a suicide attempt, after her GP and local walk-in-centre failed to diagnose her with psychosis.
Leading individuals

Jon Nicholson - Anthony Gold

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

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold is a go-to firm for major trauma injury cases, fielding a team that has extensive experience representing victims of accidents who have sustained serious and life-changing injuries. The practice achieves high-value settlements on behalf of claimants, and delivers high-quality work in areas such as catastrophic injuries of the brain and spinal cord injury cases, where Jenny Kennedy stands out for her handling of claims involving multiple jurisdictions. Managing partner David Marshall has expertise in complex claims involving brain damage and stress at work and child brain injury specialist Jackie Spinks is another key name. Practice head Jon Nicholson has considerable experience in limb loss cases.

Practice head(s):Jon Nicholson

Other key lawyers:David Marshall; Jenny Kennedy; Jackie Spinks; Ian Peters


'Anthony Gold's clinical negligence negligence team is certainly a leader in the field. It has strength in depth and attracts work of the highest quality through its excellent reputation.'

'The team has insight into the challenges facing its clients as a result of both their injuries, but also the litigation. The solutions provided address these challenges.'

'Ian Peters is a stand-out partner. His calm, measured and thorough approach sets him apart.'

Work highlights

  • Acting for a 35-year-old passenger that suffered a spinal cord injury and was rendered tetraplegic in a road traffic accident.
  • £3m recovered for a university lecturer who suffered serious injuries after a collision on her motorcycle.
  • Over £1m recovered in a contested case for a motorcyclist who suffered a severe brain injury.
  • Acting for a 27-year-old male who suffered an above-elbow amputation of his left arm as a result of the Croydon Tram Derailment in November 2016.
  • Representing a 44-year-old roofer who suffered a serious brain injury when he fell through a skylight at work.
Leading individuals

David Marshall - Anthony Gold

Jenny Kennedy - Anthony Gold

Next Generation Partners

Jackie Spinks - Anthony Gold

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London: Private client

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

Anthony Gold

The head of team at Anthony Gold is David Wedgwood who has experience in all aspects of contentious trusts and probate matters. Wedgwood has a particular focus on two distinct areas namely working for vulnerable clients, as well as working on cases involving fraud and breach of trust. He has particular expertise in working with beneficiaries without capacity for both the Official Solicitor and Court of Protection and his work spans the full range of contentious probate and court of protection litigation. Clare Kelly and Beth Holden are the other names to note.

Practice head(s):David Wedgwood

Other key lawyers:Clare Kelly; Beth Holden


'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 their way'.

'It is equally at ease with everything from straightforward Inheritance Act claims to complex will challenges and trusts disputes'.

'Clare Kelly has a wonderful way with clients. Her empathetic style is combined with robust advancement of her clients' cases whilst never losing sight of the pragmatic bottom line'.

'Beth Holden blends sound legal judgment with great tenacity and an ability to effectively deal with both demanding clients and opponents'.

'The work it does is of a high standard. Beth Holden is highly knowledgeable and an excellent communicator'.

Key Clients


Haynes v Andre and Haynes (unreported)

The estate of K P (Deceased)

The estate of R H (Deceased)

Audra Wamsteker

Estate of C G (Deceased)

The estate of S S (Deceased)

In the matter of Mrs M

The estate of W H (Deceased)

Estate of M S (Deceased)

Work highlights

  • Acted for Rupert Bird who was the beneficiary of a discretionary trust of his mother’s estate.
  • Acted in a claim concerning the estate of Yvonne Haynes deceased.
  • Acing in a recently reported case - Mrs Shantabai Bhusate v Dr Mangala Patel and others [2019] EWHC 470 (Ch) which related to a s4 1975 Act application for permission to proceed 25 years out of time.
  • Acted for an adult child of the deceased in a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Acting for Audra Wamsteker who owns several properties and had a portfolio of properties in America. She was sued by her father who alleged that he owned the beneficial interest in the properties.
Leading individuals

David Wedgwood - Anthony Gold

Next Generation Partners

Beth Holden - Anthony Gold

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Court of Protection
Court of Protection - ranked: tier 2

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold has a diverse client base, including very intelligent but challenging brain injured people, the mentally ill through to children who are suffering with cerebral palsy as well as the elderly and the infirm. Head of team David Wedgwood does both welfare and financial-related litigation in the Court of Protection. Alexandra Knipe frequently acts as a professional court appointed deputy on complex personal injury and clinical negligence cases. The team provides a full service to its clients and is well-equipped to handle various issues such as overseeing complex health care packages to employing care teams and managing substantial property disability adaptations.

Practice head(s):David Wedgwood

Other key lawyers:Alexandra Knipe


'The team works together with the case manager in providing a tailored and bespoke service to the client. The team is approachable and responsive.'

'David Wedgwood does a great job.'

'David Wedgwood handles cases very well and manages tricky situations carefully and sensitively.'

'David Wedgwood. He is unfailingly gracious but firm where needed, is obviously an expert and applies a great deal of emotional intelligence and sensitivity to this sometimes difficult area of practice.'

'Alexandra Knipe did a great job of managing a complex case. Her team has also been excellent and is very easy to work with, and very accommodating and helpful.'

' Anthony Gold has cases that test the boundaries of this area. It is known for pushing hard to achieve the client's goals.'

'The team is clearly well-versed in this area.'

'The team understands how to work with clients as an individual. The lawyers work collaboratively with the clinical team and families taking time to understand and appreciate everyone's point of view.'

Key Clients

Man with learning difficulties abused by trustees

92-year-old Indian lady with Alzheimer’s

80-year-old lady suffering from Dementia

Adolescent child with cerebral palsy and complex construction project

16-year-old brain damaged boy based in Jersey.

Deputyship for high-net-worth individual from Hong Kong

75-year-old schizophrenic

Man struck by a car while on holiday abroad in France

16-year-old girl with significant learning difficulties

Elderly lady seriously injured following a routine hospital operation

Work highlights

  • Advised a 60-year-old male with learning difficulties who had been abandoned and exploited by trustees who had been appointed on the death of his mother.
  • Advising a 92-year-old Indian lady with Alzheimer’s on a multinational family dispute.
  • Advising a 80-year-old lady suffering from dementia on various welfare issues arising from a property and affairs deputyship.
  • Advising a young boy with cerebral palsy on a large adaptation of a high-end property development.
  • Advised Ms H (the daughter of a father with Alzheimer’s ) on the resolution of a statutory will dispute.
Leading individuals

Alexandra Knipe - Anthony Gold

David Wedgewood - Anthony Gold

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Family - ranked: tier 3

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold does a significant number of international relocation cases each year. Head of team Kim Beatson regularly deals with complex and acrimonious children matters often involving serious allegations of abuse. David Emmerson is an Advocate with Higher Rights and specialises in finance and children cases as well as cohabitation law and pre-nuptial agreements. The group regularly deals with high-net-worth individuals including former premiership players, coaches and band members. Through its office location it is also well-placed to deal with same-sex couples and has a reputation for dealing with separating cohabitees by utilising a combination of family and TOLATA proceedings.

Practice head(s):Kim Beatson

Other key lawyers:David Emmerson


'Everyone from partner level to associates to admin staff are not only highly dedicated but approachable and a joy to work with. The advice is geared towards getting the very best result with a firm focus on a collaborative approach that promotes the ongoing relationships following family breakdown'.

'Anthony Gold is a very well-respected professional practice that is at the top of its game in family, mediation and housing. Kim Beatson – intelligent, firm and practical'.

'Anthony Gold is a firm that is confident in dealing with big money clients whilst still having the empathy and ability to help those who are less well off'.

'I find that the lawyers are of a consistently high standard but it is very competitively priced. A costs proportionate and commercially pragmatic approach is taken to cases. I often recommend the team to people looking for a good service'.

'David Emmerson is a superb dispute resolver. He brings his broad expertise as a judge and mediator to the table in complex children and matrimonial disputes'.

'David Emmerson – insightful, knowledgeable, experienced and approachable'.

'David Emmerson is an exceptional lawyer with a reassuring presence. He is capable of resolving the most difficult of cases with firmness and a positive approach'.

'David Emmerson is a pillar of the family law community. His influence in supporting publicly funded work outside of his own private practice cannot be underestimated. He has the ears of policy makers and is a true giant in family law'.

Key Clients

Una Kelly

Work highlights

  • Acting for Una Kelly in complex and high-value proceedings in the UK for divorce and financial remedy.
Leading individuals

David Emmerson - Anthony Gold

Kim Beatson - Anthony Gold

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Family: mediation
Family: mediation - ranked: tier 2

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold offers child-inclusive mediation, cross-jurisdiction mediation as well as being skilled at managing complex finance and children matters. Caroline Bowden and Kim Beatson are both highly regarded. Clients stem from a broad range of nationalities, faiths, cultures and backgrounds and significantly it also offers help through legal aid. David Emmerson is well-respected for his work on complex finance and children matters.

Practice head(s):Kim Beatson

Other key lawyers:Caroline Bowden; David Emmerson


'Caroline Bowden and Kim Beatson are both well respected'.

'I thought Caroline Bowden was amazing and kept talks to the point and managed to take the emotion and anger out of them'.

'David Emmerson is extremely well-regarded and goes the extra mile for his mediation clients. He is equally adept at dealing with children or financial matters'.

'David Emmerson was totally professional. He had excellent communication skills; being able to explain the process in a clear and jargon-free way'.

'I highly recommend David Emmerson as his presence and skills in leading the conversation and negotiation were of extreme benefit in our case'.

'Experience & all the requisite skills to handle even the most challenging mediations – Kim Beatson, David Emmerson, Caroline Bowden – superb in their own right and an awesome team'.

'Caroline Bowden is very skilled, resourceful, client aware, lawyer aware, interested in the clients and always works incredibly hard to find a solution. One of the best in London'.

Leading individuals

Caroline Bowden - Anthony Gold

David Emmerson - Anthony Gold

Kim Beatson - Anthony Gold

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 6

Anthony Gold

The housing and public law team at the 'outstanding'¬†Anthony Gold¬†has a solid offering in housing-related judicial reviews, acting for the Residential Landlords Association and numerous individuals as claimants in applications against local authorities and the central government. Recent mandates included judicial reviews of the government‚Äôs ‚Äúright to rent‚ÄĚ scheme and other legislative amendments, proceedings against local licensing plans and an appeal against an emergency prohibition order. The team also fields expertise in the education and environment sectors; in a recent case, practice head Andrew Brookes¬†handled a challenge to the way a council provides education for visually impaired children.

Practice head(s):Andrew Brookes


'Exceptionally hardworking lawyers who are unique not only in their knowledge of the law but their ability to apply that knowledge with creative solutions'

'Anthony Gold has such a unique range of outstanding staff to call upon; it should be your first port of call with any housing matters'

'The go-to team for anything and everything to do with housing law'

'David Smith's knowledge is second to none'

Key Clients

Residential Landlords Association

Core participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Sam Najafi

Michael Higgs

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Residential Landlords Association in threatened judicial proceedings against three local authorities over their operation of property licensing schemes under the Housing Act 2004.
  • Acting for a visually impaired child in challenging the way Redbridge Council supports visually impaired children in mainstream education.
  • Acting as legal representative to two core participants in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
  • Instructed by an individual to appeal against an emergency prohibition order imposed by Northampton Borough Council which prevented the occupation of a rented property by more than one person.
  • Acting for the Residential Landlords Association in a High Court judicial review concerning the roll-out of 'right to rent' provisions.

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London: Real estate

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

Anthony Gold

Anthony Gold has a first-rate reputation assisting social tenants and leaseholders with complex cases, where there is often an interplay between social housing and other areas, such as public law and human rights, family law, trusts and personal injury law. The firm also has an excellent record acting for homeless individuals and families. Sara Stephens, practice head Andrew Brookes  and Giles Peaker are among the members of the team, which is representing 41 residents and former residents of the Ledbury Estate in claims against the London Borough of Southwark for alleged breaches of repairing obligations. In addition, Brookes and solicitor Jennifer Evans are acting for a number of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in an ongoing inquiry. Timothy Waitt represented an individual tenant with medical needs in court proceedings arising from a local authority's refusal to accept his homelessness application, following his eviction from private rented accommodation which was in severe disrepair. Consultant Deirdre Forster is another notable individual.

Practice head(s):Andrew Brookes

Other key lawyers:Giles Peaker; Sara Stephens; Timothy Waitt; David Smith; Jennifer Evans; Deirdre Foster

Key Clients

Residents and Former Residents of the Ledbury Estate

Residential Landlords Association

Core Participants of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Tenant of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Work highlights

  • Acted for a secure tenant with numerous health problems in a claim against the London Borough of Southwark over its alleged failure to provide adequate proposals to complete repair works or to rehouse the client.
  • Acted for the Residential Landlords Asssociation on intervention in judicial review, R(JCWI) v Secretary of State for Home Department, challenging the ‘right to rent’ provisions of Immigration Act 2014 and 2016, and the Home Office implementations of the scheme.
  • Acted for a shared ownership leaseholder in a claim against Wandle Housing Association for building defects at a new-build block of flats and for ongoing disrepair.
  • Acted for a tenant in a case against a landlord, who had failed to protect the tenancy deposit. Notable because the maximum penalty was applied and the case raised issues of law relating to multiple penalties.
  • Defended a secure tenant (who had made a Right to Buy application) against an allegation that he was unlawfully sub-letting the property he was residing in. He was threatened by the London Borough of Southwark with prosecution under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013, as well as a refusal to complete his Right to Buy.
Leading individuals

Andrew Brookes - Anthony Gold

Giles Peaker - Anthony Gold

Timothy Waitt - Anthony Gold

Next Generation Partners

Sara Stephens - Anthony Gold

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