Tony was educated at Leamington College and Manchester University. He joined Clyde and Co straight from law school in 1974 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1976. He was made a Partner in 1980, at the age of 28.
He specializes in dry shipping and transportation work. As well as working with clients in the UK and EU, he has for the last 20 years travelled regularly to Japan working with clients there and to China for the last 10 years.
Tony numbers insurance companies, trading companies, overseas lawyers and shipyards amongst his clients. He works regularly with lawyers in many different countries and therefore maintains a network of foreign correspondents with whom he is able to cooperate on any given matter.
Whilst his stated aim has been to find an amicable resolution to any dispute, when litigation has become necessary he has run a number of cases to trial in both the Admiralty and Commercial Courts in London as well as a successful case in the House of Lords and obtained 2 successful decisions in the Cour de Cassation in Paris.
He has been recognized as a leading practitioner in dry shipping and transportation law in both ‘The Legal 500’ and in the ‘Chambers’ Directory which, shortly before he decided to leave Clyde & Co noted: ’’Tony is described as the big hitter at this big hitting firm. He hands down the issues without taking stupid points, saving everyone time.’’
Tony is a keen sportsman having played cricket, football and rugby at representative level and now plays golf and tennis. He is a long suffering and passionate supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. and is convinced that this season it will be different-as he has for the last 50 years.
Three years on, Tony continues to enjoy working in his own business both in the UK and NZ offices, building a clientele by going back to traditional values centring on personal service, speed of response, sound advice and value for money.