Anthony specialises in family law, particularly in children public and private.
Anthony regularly represents parents, other family members, and children by their Children’s Guardians, at every level of the Family Court, in North and Mid Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, the Midlands, Hereford and Worcester.
His main interest is in care cases, involving non-accidental injury, physical and sexual abuse (including shaken baby cases), incest, and neglect. He also has experience of cases involving removing children from the jurisdiction, cases with a foreign element, relocation, and change of name.
following pupillage in the Middle Temple, Anthony took up a tenancy in Liverpool, in general practice. He remained there until he moved to the Chester Bar in 1981, combining Family and Criminal work, until he gave up crime to specialise Family work.
Recently represented a father in a NAI case before McFarlane J (reported).
Represented a mother who had seriously sexually abused her baby.
Represented the Special Guardians, the relatives of a mother who had been murdered by the father, against leading counsel for the local authority,.
Previously been led by silks in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in care cases.
Aberystwyth University: B.A. (English), LL.B.
Memberships and associations:
Family Law Bar Association.