Anthony regularly handles multi-million pound claims alone or led for claimants and defendants. His current cases include multi-million pound claims for brain, spinal and amputation injuries. He has substantial experience of chronic pain claims.
Anthony has a particular interest in complex fatal claims involving difficult issues in relation to family businesses and inheritance of assets.
His asbestos disease cases include low-dose mesothelioma claims (breach and causation), lung cancer causation and immunotherapy costs.
Anthony has substantial trial and pre-trial experience of claims where fraud/dishonesty is alleged.
Chambers UK has recognised him as ‘a terrifyingly effective advocate’ as well as being ‘bright, with an exceptional attention to detail’.
Anthony specialises in catastrophic injuries with complex expert (medical and accountancy) issues, with specific experience of:
Throughout his career, Anthony has defended RTA claims for many of the major insurers, both on quantum and liability. He successfully defended a brain injury claim where the Defendant alleged that the accident had been caused deliberately by the Claimant as part of a “turf war” between rival coach companies.
EMC v JaX and Motor Insurers Bureau
Acted for a 15 year old girl in a multi-million pound brain injury claim.
King v Wright Roofing Co Ltd
Defended a brain/psychiatric injury claim involving issues of capacity and the extent of brain vs psychiatric injury.
AD v IR
Acted for a claimant with severe brain injuries; case involved an innovative approach to accommodation (pre Swift v Carpenter).
Bannister v NFU
Acted for the Defendant in the defence of a fatal claim for over £20 million. Complex issues of trusts/inheritance and effect on dependency claim. Settled for a fraction of claimed value at JSM.
King v Wright Roofing Co Ltd  EWHC 2129 (QB)
Lear v Hickstead Ltd  4 W.L.R. 73
Co-Operative Group v Pritchard  QB 320
Ellis v Bristol City Council  PIQR P26
Thomas v Kostanjevec  EWCA Civ 1782
Sargent v GRE (UK) Ltd  PIQR Q128
R v Gateway Foodmarkets Ltd  3 All ER 78
Anthony has substantial disease practice, focussed on asbestos.
Ward v Cape Distribution Ltd
A mesothelioma claim where the Claimant was seeking to extend the principle in Chandler v Cape Distribution to self-employed sub-contractors. Settled for substantial damages shortly before trial.
Rowland v G N Haden & Sons Ltd
Acted for claimant who had asbestos-induced lung cancer 15 years before death from asbestosis, when the true cause of the lung cancer emerged. Settled for substantial damages.
Jarrett v West Sussex County Council
Acted for Claimant in a living mesothelioma claim which settled for substantial damages and a mechanism to secure immunotherapy costs the day before trial.
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