Tony is the Operations Director at Thompsons Solicitors and holds a position on the firm's Executive Board. He is based in the Newcastle office.
As Operations Director, Tony has responsibility for leading and managing the firm across all practice areas. He leads operational strategy on the Executive Board.
He is also the firm’s National Head of Asbestos Strategy, working diligently alongside trade unions, asbestos support groups, and charities, ensuring each client affected by asbestos receives top-tier expert advice and compassionate support.
In 2001, Tony became a valuable addition to Thompsons' Newcastle office, where he completed his training contract. Over the years, he has honed his specialisation in asbestos cases and has adeptly managed various teams within the firm, including as Regional Managing Partner of Thompsons’ North East Branch.
Tony is the first lawyer in the UK to secure a victory in a 'third generation' asbestos exposure case. This landmark achievement involved securing compensation for a woman who had suffered exposure through contact with her grandfather’s work clothes.
The driving force beyond Tony's illustrious career has been the privilege of acting for those affected by asbestos-related disease who show such courage and dignity in the face of such a devastating diagnosis.