Tony has been a family law solicitor for over thirty years and has a wealth of experience. During his career he has worked for a number of leading family law teams. Tony also ran his own firm for a decade which featured in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories in its very first year. He has been recognised as a leader in his field by Legal 500 on numerous occasions.
Tony is accustomed to dealing with higher value and complex financial matters on divorce as well as issues between former cohabitees. He also specialises in children disputes between parents including those involving child arrangements.
Qualified as a family law arbitrator and collaboratively trained, Tony recognises the importance of alternatives to the court process. Tony is also a mediator, working towards accreditation.
Tony was a member of the Advisory Group to the Law Commission on Marital Property Agreements (including prenuptial and post nuptial contracts) from 2009 – 2014. The scope of the project was extended in 2012 to include a targeted review of two aspects of financial provision on divorce and the dissolution of a civil partnership; needs and non-matrimonial property.
He also sat on the Advisory Group to the Law Society’s Family Section.
Shortlisted as family law commentator of the year by Jordans Lexis Nexis on three occasions, Tony has been published and/or quoted in newspapers including the Financial Times, The Times, Daily Express and the i Newspaper (Independent). He is also sought after by legal journals and has appeared in Family Law, Family Law Journal, Solicitors’ Journal and Law Society Gazette. In addition, he has appeared on television and radio for expert comment on family law issues.
Tony lectures occasionally at the University of Reading, where he is a Visiting Fellow in Family Law.
Tony is a member of Resolution and a former member of its national committee when he chaired its children committee.