Tony is a regional managing partner and the firm’s national head of asbestos strategy. He designs and evaluates best practice procedures for asbestos case work across the firm's network of offices.
Tony works closely with trade unions, asbestos support groups and charities to ensure that every asbestos client receives the very best expert support and advice.
Consistency of high-quality, expert advice and representation to those for whom the firm acts is a key focus for Tony in his oversight of the North East branch’s specialist personal injury, employment rights, professional misconduct and criminal teams.
Tony joined the Newcastle office in 2001, where he completed his training contract. Since then, Tony has specialised in asbestos cases and managed a number of different teams.
Tony became the first lawyer in the UK to win a 'third generation' asbestos exposure case when he secured compensation for a woman who was exposed through contact with her grandfather’s work clothes.
The driving force for Tony’s career has been the courage and dignity in the face of a devastating diagnosis of those with asbestos related disease. Achieving the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time for those affected, including their families, is his aim.