Antony is a highly experienced and specialist advocate and mediator and is an acknowledged leading practitioner in employment and sports law.
Antony’s specialist employment practice covers not only the core areas of statutory employment regulation such as unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE, but is also set firmly in a background of commercial litigation, with a strong emphasis on restrictive covenant, confidential information and garden leave injunctions as well as industrial relations disputes. In addition, his employment and sports law expertise in particular, have allowed him to develop a further speciality in regulatory and disciplinary work which spans across a wide range of professional areas.
As a mediator, Antony combines skills from both commercial and community mediation and undertakes mediations in areas that extend far beyond his principal practice areas as a barrister.
Antony combines excellent advocacy and advisory skills with sound commercial common sense and a generous helping of good humour, to provide a service that is professional and user-friendly. Highly rated as a cross-examiner, he particularly enjoys trial advocacy. However, he is equally at home persuading High Court judges to grant injunctions or debating the fiendish intricacies of statutory instruments in the Court of Appeal. He has excellent negotiating and mediating skills, crucial items in the ‘toolkit’ of a successful litigator.
The directories and legal press describe him as “an excellent advocate”, with “a sharp intellect and sound knowledge of law”, “tenacious and well-prepared”, “one of the most incisive … give him a pile of papers and he will cut through to the core”, “excellent overall pragmatic approach and has good client skills. He has an ability to cut through the detail and get to the core issues”. He has “an excellent ability to persuade both employment and civil judges”, is “very pragmatic” and “excellent with clients.” He is also “bright, decisive and commercial”, “a pleasure to work with and a great person to have on the team”. He “really works hard to make a difference to a case”.