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Tony has a busy practice specialising in the fields of insolvency, civil fraud, commercial litigation and company law. His work has a strong international element, and he has substantial experience of cross-border issues arising in connection with foreign insolvencies, pre-emptive relief, receiverships and other asset recovery tools. In recent years, Tony’s work has particularly focused upon complex civil fraud disputes, usually involving multiple jurisdictions.

Tony took silk in 2022, having been recognised as a leading junior in his areas of specialism for a number of years. He is ranked in Tier 1 by the Legal 500 for Insolvency, Offshore, Civil Fraud and Banking and Finance, and as a “New Silk” for Company, Restructuring/Insolvency, Chancery – Commercial, Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Resolution by the Chambers UK Bar Guide. Prior to taking silk, Tony was identified as (one of two) “most highly regarded” junior barristers for Restructuring and Insolvency in successive editions of Who’s Who Legal and was shortlisted for Insolvency/Company Junior Barrister of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017.

Recent directory quotes describe Tony as a “real star to watch”, and a “very clear, calm and careful advocate” who “marries a lot of brainpower into practicality and focus”.

Tony is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands, and has been admitted to the Bars of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Cayman Islands (on an ad hoc basis). He is registered to appear in the DIFC Courts and recently appeared in the Abu Dhabi Global Market Court in what is believed to have been the first application for recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings.

He enjoys working as part of a larger team and has gained experience of both sides of the profession, having previously worked at a major international law firm.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Tony Beswetherick KCTwenty Essex ‘Exceptional in all aspects, Tony is fantastic to work with and impresses clients in conference.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Tony Beswetherick KCTwenty Essex

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Tony Beswetherick KCTwenty Essex ‘Tony is a true star on the rise.  Through the course of our engagement he has often pitted again more senior barristers on the other side but he routinely out performs them.  He is preparation is unrivalled, really getting under the skin of matters to ensure he can navigate way through hearings, often picking new points along the way.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Tony Beswetherick KCTwenty Essex ‘Hard working, responsive and innovative.’

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Shipping and commodities

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Tony Beswetherick KCTwenty Essex