Tony joined Bott and Co in 2001 and is an integral part of the senior management team. He plays a significant role in driving efficiency within the Road Traffic Accident Department (RTA) in light of the constantly challenging and changing legal environment.
Tony started his legal career in 1994 working for Addleshaw Goddard (then Addleshaw Sons and Latham), specialising in Commercial Debt Recovery and Insolvency. Thereafter he joined James Chapman and Co, a leading North West Law firm dealing with Commercial Recovery and Defendant Personal Injury matters.
At Bott and Co, he manages the overall operational and budgetary responsibilities of the RTA department. No matter how small or big the claim is, Tony will deal with each case with the same straight talking enthusiasm, experience and dedication. His vast experience has seen him achieve the highest value claim in the firm, which settled for in excess of £1 million.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives – CILEx
£1 million for client who suffered serious face laceration and a bone infection (Osteomyelitis) whilst grinding a faulty tailgate off a HGV. The Defendants originally made a £7,500 offer in settlement, which was rejected on the advice from Bott and Co.
Acted for a client who was involved in a motorbike accident and suffered multiple severe and life-changing head and orthopaedic injuries including a traumatic brain injury. Her most serious injuries were found to be a left femoral shaft fracture, right wrist fracture and severe head injury. She was in an induced coma for two weeks in the Neuro-Critical care unit before spending a further four weeks in rehabilitation. Bott and Co recovered £750,000 after declining the defendant’s first offer of settlement of £200,000.
Outside of work Tony enjoys cycling; he is particularly proud of raising over £10,000 for Cancer Research whilst cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats.
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.