Anthony is head of the employment team. He acts for both employers and employees, specialising in contentious work and negotiations relating to the complex starting and leaving packages of directors and other senior employees. He advises on and handles disputes involving bonuses, entitlements under incentive plans, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, confidentiality, the duty of fidelity, commission, share disputes, discrimination, whistle-blowing and unfair dismissal. He has extensive experience of litigation in both the Employment Tribunals and the Courts.
He regularly writes about employment law developments and has appeared in The Independent, AOL, Money & Finance, and Computer and Telecommunications Law. He has also jointly written, with Edward Wanambwa and Alex Bearman, for the International Bar Association's Employment and Industrial Relations Law Newsletter.
Anthony has lectured on industrial relations and employment law at Kingston University, presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics and provides tailor made training to employer clients.
He speaks French fluently and Italian competently.
Anthony joined Russell-Cooke in 1992 and was made a partner in 1999.
- Acting for high profile figures within the finance sector in relation to signing on negotiations involving seven figure guaranteed bonuses
- Advising senior employees wishing to protect and maximise very significant discretionary bonus entitlements
- Advising on team moves within the finance sector
- An appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the high profile claim in which associative disability discrimination was first recognised as being actionable
- Negotiating complex termination agreements, including on behalf both of the editor of a prominent national magazine and a governmental organisation
- Applying to the High Court and thereafter the Court of Appeal on behalf of a Vice Chancellor for an injunction to prevent a university acting in breach of its own procedures
- Successfully striking out a number of separate race and religious discrimination claims brought against a regulatory body relating to the exercise of its regulatory functions, including the major part of a claim which has attracted significant press interest
- Recommended in The Legal 500 (2022)
- Ranked in Chambers UK (2016) for employment: senior executives
- Described by The Legal 500 (2016) as “responsive, efficient and generous with his time”
- Chambers UK (2015) note that he gives "commercial, sensible and caring advice" and that "even the most discerning of clients are impressed by him"
- Listed in the Thomson Reuters 'London Super Lawyers' list in 2014 and 2015
- Described as a "standout solicitor" in Chambers UK (2014) who categorise him as a 'leading individual'. "I couldn't praise anyone higher" opined one source; "he's very committed to the client and is generally superb"
- Legal 500 (2014) describe him as "exceptionally bright, and brings a creative, analytical approach to all of his cases" with The Legal 500 (2013) describing him as "a total star" and as being a "terrific employment lawyer"
- In Chambers UK (2012) Anthony was referred to as a "tremendous solicitor", "hard-working and dedicated" and praised for "getting on top of each case". He is also recommended in The Legal 500 as being a "terrific lawyer"
- Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
- Member of the Discrimination Lawyers Association
- Profiled in The Times and in The Law Society's Gazette
- Studied at the University of Sydney, where he completed degrees in Arts (modern languages) and law
- Qualified as a solicitor in New South Wales
- Re-qualified in England in 1993