Anthony was called to the Bar in 2007 having gained substantial industry experience in landlord & tenant and property law, he quickly developed a broad chancery and commercial practice focusing on property, commercial and residential landlord & tenant and general commercial litigation. He now regularly acts in high value property and commercial disputes and has a number of reported cases in Court of Appeal and High Court concerning matters of property, landlord & tenant, housing, contractual and procedural law, in which he appeared as sole Counsel.

Anthony’s general chancery and commercial practice covers company, partnership and business disputes, trusts and contentious probate. He is also instructed by individuals and businesses on disputes concerning anonymity, reporting restrictions and misuse of private information.

Key cases

QRT v JBE [2022] EWHC 2902 (KB) Contempt – alleged breach of anonymity order

Nguyen v Nguyen – Central London County Court, 17 March 2022 17 March 2022 – Commercial property – assignment – prospective assignee in possession – settlement on all issues save for costs – guidance on determining the ‘successful party’ for the purposes of costs

SLF Associates Inc -v HSBC Bank Plc and Ors 2021 EWHC 5 Ch [2021] EWHC 5 (Ch) Purchase of a castle – option agreement – interest in the equity of redemption – s.91 the Law of Property Act 1925 – abuse of process

Fylkir ehf. Dugguvogur (Icelandic Company) v Torossien (2021) High-value property portfolio of 19 flats – Icelandic company – express trusts – profit sharing – power of sale

Baron v Market Row Ltd (2017) Business tenancies – nightclub – company in occupation – controlling interests – shareholder agreement

Hipwell v Szurek [2018] EWCA Civ 674 – Commercial leases – entire agreement and non-reliance clauses – implied terms

Harris v London Borough of Hounslow [2017] EWCA Civ 1476 – Mandatory grounds for possession – date of service – public law defence

Anotova v Leystone International [2016] High-value Central London townhouse owned by company incorporated in Isle of Man – issued shares held in Jersey trust – constructive trusts

Forkner v Zas Ventures Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1062 Repairing obligation – waiver of breach – continuing breach – lifting the waiver – subsequent deterioration

Gunaratnam v Ageas Insurance Limited [2016] EWHC 845 (QB) Relief from sanction – good reason for breach – promptness – six-month delay – consideration of merits

Sealey v Marriott [2015] Rent Act tenant of manor house – landlord refusing to undertake repairs – conduct constituting unlawful eviction for purposes of s.27 Housing Act 1988 – substantial statutory damages (c. £150,000) assessed against the market value with/without the tenant in possession

Hotel Risk Analysis Ltd v DeSilva [2014] QBD Assignment savouring of champerty – public policy

Areas of expertise

Selection of current and recent instructions:-

Misuse of private information
Unfair prejudice, quasi-partnership, Promissory Note, allegations of forgery
Anonymity and reporting restrictions
Arbitration, disruption of business
Liability under personal guarantee
Claims against agent
Various contractual, company and partnership disputes
Assignments and champertous arrangements
Contractual dispute concerning recruitment services, commission fees and non-payment s on grounds of illegality
Professional negligence claims against solicitors, valuers and surveyors
Contentious probate, allegations of undue influence and fraudulent calumny, lost will
Advising and representing individuals and companies in various insolvency matters

Selection of current and recent instructions:-

Easements of parking and access
Various trusts of land disputes concerning cohabitation and investment properties
Various residential landlord & tenant disputes
Sham tenancy and fraud
Business tenancies – various disputes concerning renewal, cessation of business occupation and controlling interest
Fraudulent application to remove charge
Commercial property dispute, licence or tenancy


Further information

2007 Bar Vocational Course, University of Law, Outstanding
1998 Bsc (Hons) Psychology, Goldsmiths’ College

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