Antony Smith

Senior Partner

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Antony Smith

Liverpool University

England and Wales 1983
Ireland 2002

Partner in Beale and Company


A very exceptional practitioner who combines good commercial pragmatism with a sound technical understanding of complex matters .' Chambers UK 2017

'professional negligence specialist' Antony Smith. Legal 500 UK 2017

Antony is well known and widely recognised in the construction and insurance scene. His clients include professionals, contractors and insurers.

He specialises in disputes arising out of construction contracts and leads large-scale and large-value disputes and also has a practice in health and safety, having defended clients in health and safety prosecutions and advised them on site health and safety responsibilities.

Antony's practice covers all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitrations, adjudications and mediations in the UK and abroad.

His overseas experience includes advising on claims in Germany, Hong Kong, the Republic of Guinea, the Middle East and, more recently, in the successful defence of a US$80m claim for delay and disruption arising out of the construction of a power station in the Philippines. His notable UK engagements include high profile litigation arising out of the Hodder Clissold Leisure Centre, the Millennium Bridge and the train tunnel collapse at Gerrards Cross in 2005.

Antony is a regular speaker on dispute resolution and contributes regularly to journals on construction and professional negligence issues as well as Health and Safety law.

Antony is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Antony is featured in Who's Who Legal and has been named in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as a leading lawyer in construction industry professional indemnity work.

Outside of life as senior partner of Beale & Company, Antony enjoys time with his family, rugby and triathlon.