Anthony is a Director and Head of the Duncan Lewis Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He has built up a successful practice as a Civil Litigation Solicitor in our Harrow Branch specialising in dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration or mediation), professional negligence claims predominantly against solicitors, debt recovery; insolvency; contractual disputes, leasehold disputes and contentious probate cases. Anthony also has an in-depth experience of boundary and neighbourhood dispute cases and additionally he regularly conducts his own advocacy in both the County Court and the High Court which allows him to represent his clients throughout their retainer. Anthony is particularly experienced in conducting cases using a range of funding facilities whether for Private High Net Worth Clients, Conditional Fee Agreements, using insurance policies or by way of public funding.
Anthony’s recent instructions have involved acting for a firm of solicitors as Defendants in a complex and multi-jurisdictional negligence claim and for a firm of solicitors in the mediation settlement of a complex leasehold related negligence claim; for the claimant in a complex contentious probate claim which involved revocation of a grant of probate issued 10 years before the proceedings were commenced to the value of £850,000 and acting for the claimant in a probate claim involving the removal of an executor – estate value: £900,000.
His retainers for high net worth Clients have often resulted in significant media attention - he acted on behalf of a claimant in a misrepresentation claim involving two defendants, one of which was a highly recognised FTSE 100 company, was publicised nationally. He has successfully obtained an injunction on behalf of a Director of a company restraining the advertisement of a Winding up Petition and has acted for a claimant in a highly complex matter brought under the Land Registration Act 2002. This involved the claimant asserting an over-riding interest in a property and Anthony succeeded in obtaining a vesting order in the High Court for the transfer of the freehold property to her. Anthony has also obtained an annulment of a Bankruptcy Order for a client on the basis that the order ought not to have been made, and has acted for a high net worth individual in relation to a claim in the region of £400,000 brought against him by a major financial institution which was settled by Anthony due to his skills in negotiation.
Anthony is a dynamic and tenacious lawyer, and although routinely based in our Harrow branch, he is more than happy to assist from any of our Duncan Lewis offices throughout London.