Tony is a Legal Manager at Bott and Co with direct responsibility for the Road Traffic Accident department, Credit Hire and LVI/Fraud Teams.
Tony has years of experience in the legal industry, dealing with many complicated and catastrophic injuries including the highest value claim in the firm, which settled at over £1million.
Outside of work Tony enjoys cycling. He is particularly proud of raising over £10,000.00 for Cancer Research whilst cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats.
We catch up with Tony amongst his busy schedule to find out a little more about him and his passion for cycling.
What was your dream job growing up?
I wanted to be a soldier or in the police force (I can hear the department now saying that does not come as a surprise!)
Where did your initial interest in the legal industry come from?
I studied Business and Finance and came across Business Law as a subject; from then on I had a real interest in Law.
What motivates you in your job role?
The diversity of the role and working with people. I suppose it’s knowing that what you do makes a real difference to people’s lives.
How do you relax outside of work?
I spend time with my family. We travel around the country with our caravan, we love visiting different places.
What is your greatest achievement outside of work?
It has got to be juggling being a parent and having a demanding job. Those that know me from when I joined Bott and Co will confirm that I had no intention of having a large family!
We hear you are a keen cyclist, tell us how this hobby came about?
Friends of mine regularly went out on a Sunday morning with their mountain bikes and one day I decided to join them; it went from there really.
What inspired you to sign up for the Lands’ End to John O’Groats bike ride?
The main reason was to raise money for Cancer research.
What was the bike ride itself like?
Hard, hard, hard and difficult too! It was a great experience but it was very difficult to be away from my family for ten days.
Do you have any other hobbies outside of work or any that you would like to take up?
Sounds quite strange I know, but I was a very good shot when I was younger. I was an army cadet for many years and had a number of guns of my own (I know, very controversial). I would love to take up the sport again, I just need to find some time.
If you were prime minister for the day what law would you pass and why?
I would increase spending on the NHS, so every individual would have the care they need as and when needed.