Anthony Reddiford

Year of call: 1991

"Very good in court and in conference." "He's very collaborative and has great attention to detail."
Chambers UK 2021

Anthony Anthony

Anthony is a catastrophic injury and industrial disease specialist with 30 years’ experience. He 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, and has a particular interest in complex fatal claims involving difficult issues in relation to family businesses and inheritance of assets.

Anthony's asbestos disease cases include low-dose mesothelioma claims (breach and causation); lung cancer causation; and immunotherapy costs.

He also 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’.

Personal Injury

Anthony specialises in catastrophic injuries with complex expert (medical and accountancy) issues, with specific experience of:

  • brain injury
  • chronic pain
  • spinal injury
  • amputation
  • defending claims where there is suggestion of a staged accident or fraud/ exaggeration
  • high-value and complex fatal claims

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.

Significant Cases

  • EMC v JaX and Motor Insurers Bureau – acted for 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 – acting 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

Reported Cases:

  • King v Wright Roofing Co Ltd [2020] EWHC 2129 (QB)
  • Lear v Hickstead Ltd [2016] 4 W.L.R. 73
  • Co-Operative Group v Pritchard [2012] QB 320
  • Ellis v Bristol City Council [2007] PIQR P26
  • Thomas v Kostanjevec [2004] EWCA Civ 1782.
  • Sargent v GRE (UK) Ltd [1997] PIQR Q128
  • R v Gateway Foodmarkets Ltd [1997] 3 All ER 78

Industrial Disease

Anthony has substantial disease practice, focussed on asbestos.

Significant cases:

  • 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

Recommendations


LEGAL 500 2021

Personal Injury

‘He is very knowledgeable in his area of work, always being well prepared and providing clear and measured advice. His is approachable, a pleasure to work with and will always gain the confidence of clients.’

Ranked: Tier 1


CHAMBERS UK 2021

Personal Injury

Band 1

Excellent junior specialising in asbestos and chronic pain claims. He also has a wealth of experience in matters involving brain, spinal and psychiatric injuries. He often handles cases with a fraud aspect. He represents both claimants and defendants.

Strengths: "Very good in court and in conference." "He's very collaborative and has great attention to detail."


LEGAL 500 2020

Personal Injury

"Approachable and reliable, with a very sound knowledge of personal injury litigation."


CHAMBERS UK 2019

Personal Injury

Excellent junior specialising in asbestos and chronic pain claims. He also has a wealth of experience in matters involving brain, spinal and psychiatric injuries. He often handles cases with a fraud aspect. He represents both claimants and defendants.

"He has the ability to really empathise with the client and speak in the language they understand." "He's really strong on chronic pain cases, and he'll bend over backwards to ensure the right result is achieved."

Recent work: Instructed in an occupiers' liability claim brought by a paraplegic claimant. The case raised points of law on the scope of the Occupiers' Liability Act, scope of duty of care and remoteness.


LEGAL 500 2019

Personal Injury & Clin Neg

Very commercially astute with a great eye for detail.


CHAMBERS UK 2018

Personal Injury

Leading Junior - Band 1

Excellent junior specialising in asbestos and chronic pain claims. He also has a wealth of experience in matters involving brain, spinal and psychiatric injuries. He often handles cases with a fraud aspect.

Strengths: "Tony is consistently sound in his thorough knowledge of the law. He has a kind, friendly manner with clients and he is robust in the courtroom, having excellent advocacy skills." "Measured and unflappable."

 

LEGAL 500 2017

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Leading juniors

‘Very experienced in catastrophic injury cases.’


CHAMBERS UK 2017

Personal Injury

Leading Junior - Band 1

Excellent junior specialising in asbestos and chronic pain claims. He also has a wealth of experience in matters involving brain, spinal and psychiatric injuries. He often handles cases with a fraud aspect.

Strengths: "A top-quality barrister. He is very thorough and has a very good court manner." "He is very straight-talking and manages client expectations incredibly well. Nothing fazes him and he is utterly dedicated to every case he deals with." 


LEGAL 500 2016

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Leading juniors

'Recommended for catastrophic injury cases.'


CHAMBERS UK 2016

Personal Injury

Leading Junior - Band 1

Represents both claimants and defendants in serious injury cases. His areas of specialism include asbestos-related disease, chronic pain, brain and spinal injury. 

Strengths: "He is an extremely effective advocate." "He's real 'attention-to-details-man' who drills down through all the information."


LEGAL 500 2015

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Leading juniors

'He ensures that every case is prepared to the finest detail'.


CHAMBERS UK 2015

Personal Injury

Leading Junior - Band 1

Has a broad personal injury practice with a focus onindustrial disease work, and especially on mesothelioma and asbestos-related claims. He receives instructions from both claimants and defendants.


LEGAL 500 2014

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Leading juniors - "Particularly strong in claimant and defendant industrial disease cases".


Chambers UK 2014

Personal Injury & Industrial Disease

A personal injury and clinical negligence specialist with significant experience in a variety of serious and complex areas, including high-value catastrophic work and claims arising from assault.

Expertise: "He's bright and has an excellent attention to detail - he's robust but can be pragmatic when he needs to be." "He's a class act - he has a lot of high-end claims experience."


LEGAL 500 2013

Anthony Reddiford has "a forensic eye for detail".


CHAMBERS UK 2013

Anthony Reddiford has considerable expertise in both personal injury and clinical negligence claims, and has represented both claimants and defendants in this area for over 15 years. Highly regarded for his advocacy skills, he has niche expertise in claims relating to asbestos, complex psychiatric conditions and catastrophic brain and spinal injuries.


LEGAL 500 2012

Anthony Reddiford is recommended for industrial disease litigation.


CHAMBERS UK 2012

Personal Injury Band 1 & Industrial Disease (Spotlight Table)

Anthony Reddiford is a "terrifyingly effective advocate with a good tactical mind" say sources. He has the gravitas and stature to take on the best silks in the country, and peers agree: "He's the best junior in the West Country". As well as brain injury and chronic pain cases, he has been acting for mesothelioma victims in industrial disease cases.


CHAMBERS UK 2011

Industrial Disease and (Spotlight Table) & Personal Injury Bank 1: Anthony Reddiford is "a really smooth operator who provides quality advocacy". He has a reputation for handling industrial disease cases and high value RTAs, but has a diverse personal injury practice. One recent case for him involved the death of a soldier in a live-firing exercise during training abroad.


CHAMBERS UK 2010

Anthony Reddiford is "somebody that you want on your side in a fight". Solicitors rave about his "infectious confidence, which clients find reassuring" and note that "opponents feel uncomfortable if they stand in his path for too long".

CLERK CONTACT INFORMATION

For further information and enquiries please contact:

Personal Injury: Caroline Evans or Olive Kavanagh 

 

 

Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

education

  • BA Hons, Philosophy, Warwick University