Formal Particulars

Born: 14 May 1948

Secondary Education: King’s College, Auckland

University: Bristol University, England: LL.B (Hons) 1970

Admitted to Bar (England): 1971

Admitted to Bar (New Zealand): 1977


Anthony is married to Sandra who is also a barrister.  They have two sons, Gabriel and Reuben.  Anthony has three sons from a prior marriage - Tobias, Daniel and Benjamin.


Anthony obtained his law degree from Bristol University in 1970 and qualified as a barrister in England in 1971.

He was a member of a large set of Chambers at 4 Pump Court, Temple, London which focused on general civil litigation.

During the period 1971 until his return to New Zealand in 1977 he was in Court on a daily basis, conducting cases in the Magistrates Courts, County Courts, Crown Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Sheffield Young & Ellis

On his return to New Zealand he became a litigation partner at Sheffield Young & Ellis.  He had this role between 1978 and 1984 and had a broad civil law practice in that firm.

Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co

When Sheffield Young & Ellis was about to merge with Chapman Tripp & Co, Anthony was invited to become the first lateral partner hire at Russell McVeagh and he was a partner there between 1985 and 1999.


Anthony has been a barrister since 1999.

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