Anthony Philpott

Anthony is a highly experienced Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal advocate in all manner of employment claims, stretching over many decades. He prepares claims for individuals and provides representation at the Employment Tribunal and in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.  He has achieved substantial settlements for Claimants. In a recent claim for Unfair Dismissal and Associative Disability Discrimination brought by a nurse caring for her autistic son he negotiated a substantial and confidential settlement at the door of the Tribunal. In another claim brought by a Manager alleging bullying and disability against a major mortgage lender, he negotiated a high settlement, representing the maximum possible award for unfair dismissal compensation. In another claim in recent years he negotiated the maximum amount of Unfair Dismissal compensation for a high-ranking Commercial Manager of one of the country’s largest transport infrastructure providers.

My work

Anthony conducted the litigation and appeared for a Building Contractor in a Construction dispute in the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court, reported in the Building Law Reports of November 2020, namely Lane End Developments Construction Limited -v- Kingstone Civil Engineering [2020] EWHC 2338 (TCC), Building Law Reports Part 9 at page 599 November 2020,

Anthony conducted the litigation and appeared in a construction dispute in the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court, in the enforcement of an Adjudicator’s decision to award £200,000 plus costs and the successful defence of an application to set aside default judgment entered in respect of an Adjudicator’s decision. (Vantage Design and Build -v- J Oliff and Son Limited [2015] HT-2015000399).

Anthony conducted the litigation and appeared in a contractual dispute on behalf of a Mechanical and Engineering Contractor in the Royal Courts of Justice in a successful claim for money owed that was hard fought over many years, (Ekotherm Limited -v- Ambient Environmental Limited, C6QZ8308).

As a solicitor Anthony has prepared numerous appeals in the County Court and to the Court of Appeal including the reported cases of Jones -v- First National Bank plc, Peacock -v- First National Bank plc [1996] EWCA Civ 847 upon the Consumer Credit Act 1974 Section 56 (2) and Section 75  and the Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters [1968] and First National Bank plc -v- Thompson [1996] Ch 231 C.A. upon estoppel by representation and he appeared in a first instance decision that was later reported in the Court of Appeal, namely First National Bank plc -v- Walker [2000] EWCA Civ 3015, an application to set aside the Bank’s charge for undue influence. 

He achieved three notable victories as a Direct Public Access Barrister in construction disputes since joining chambers at King’s Bench Walk in March 2021. He successfully represented a Claimant builder in an Arbitration related to the construction of a house in which the Arbitrator awarded a significant sum claimed plus costs.

In the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court in Wintech Modular Projects Limited -v- Graybuild Limited HT-2021-00-262 he obtained summary judgment of a sum in excess of £50,000 awarded to the construction sub-contractor plus costs. 

In the Plymouth County Court, in the case of Lester Corporation Limited -v- Dr Fateh Omar Rahim G01YX207 he defeated a claim against his property developer client in connection with a multi-million pound development.  Anthony conducted the case as litigator for the Defendant and appeared as Counsel in the three- day trial. The court agreed with his submissions that a binding contract had not been made so that the breach of contract claim failed.

In this case Anthony obtained costs orders from the Judge that the Claimant should pay to the Defendant indemnity costs for the defence of the action and a non-party costs order against the Director of the Claimant company, on the grounds that he was the real Claimant.

This year in an Adjudication enforcement claim of Mayo Civil Engineering Limited v Beaumont Morgan Developments Limited HT-2021-000459 that he commenced in the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court on behalf of an unpaid Building Contractor he obtained judgment for them of circa £300,000 inclusive of interest and costs.
If you have problems in getting paid by your clients, he can:
• Endeavour to recover the amounts owed as quickly as possible to improve the cash flow of your business,
• Maximise your chances of recovering the sums owed to you by representing you in
 construction Adjudication, Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation,
• Enforce in court an Adjudicator’s decision made in your favour in a cost effective
 manner

About me

Anthony is a former in house Legal Counsel with construction giant Bovis Lend Lease Limited (now Lend Lease) a multi-national project management and construction company where for eleven years from 1998 to 2009 he successfully conducted high value Litigation and Adjudication proceedings, including a multi-million pound dispute that was heard in Technology and Construction Court of the High Court and which was settled through Mediation.

Anthony is a former in-house Litigation Solicitor with First National Bank, then part of the Abbey National Group, where he conducted consumer credit and mortgage repossession litigation. Anthony appeared as advocate in very many hearings in chambers and in open court, in property/consumer credit disputes and mortgage repossessions cases.

Other useful information:

Speaker at the International In House Counsel Journal conference at the Law Society, Chancery Lane in March 2017 on Contract Management

Speaker at the Bond Solon Experts Witnesses conference in November 2017 on the independence of expert witnesses

In January 2021 he took part in an online Webinar as a panel speaker, with a solicitor of a law firm as a fellow panel speaker, on the differences between standard forms of building contracts (JCT and NEC) sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Building

Appointments/Memberships

2013 to present: Member of the Society of Construction Law

2005 to present: Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

1994 to 2010: Solicitor (practising)

From 2010 to present Solicitor (non-practising)

2010 to present Practising Barrister with authority to conduct litigation

What my clients say

Anthony conducted the litigation and appeared for a Building Contractor in a Construction dispute in the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court, reported in the Building Law Reports of November 2020, namely Lane End Developments Construction Limited -v- Kingstone Civil Engineering [2020] EWHC 2338 (TCC), Building Law Reports Part 9 at page 599 November 2020,

Anthony conducted the litigation and appeared in a construction dispute in the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court, in the enforcement of an Adjudicator’s decision to award £200,000 plus costs and the successful defence of an application to set aside default judgment entered in respect of an Adjudicator’s decision. (Vantage Design and Build -v- J Oliff and Son Limited [2015] HT-2015000399).

Anthony conducted the litigation and appeared in a contractual dispute on behalf of a Mechanical and Engineering Contractor in the Royal Courts of Justice in a successful claim for money owed that was hard fought over many years, (Ekotherm Limited -v- Ambient Environmental Limited, C6QZ8308).

As a solicitor Anthony has prepared numerous appeals in the County Court and to the Court of Appeal including the reported cases of Jones -v- First National Bank plc, Peacock -v- First National Bank plc [1996] EWCA Civ 847 upon the Consumer Credit Act 1974 Section 56 (2) and Section 75  and the Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters [1968] and First National Bank plc -v- Thompson [1996] Ch 231 C.A. upon estoppel by representation and he appeared in a first instance decision that was later reported in the Court of Appeal, namely First National Bank plc -v- Walker [2000] EWCA Civ 3015, an application to set aside the Bank’s charge for undue influence. 

He achieved three notable victories as a Direct Public Access Barrister in construction disputes since joining chambers at King’s Bench Walk in March 2021. He successfully represented a Claimant builder in an Arbitration related to the construction of a house in which the Arbitrator awarded a significant sum claimed plus costs.

In the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court in Wintech Modular Projects Limited -v- Graybuild Limited HT-2021-00-262 he obtained summary judgment of a sum in excess of £50,000 awarded to the construction sub-contractor plus costs. 

In the Plymouth County Court, in the case of Lester Corporation Limited -v- Dr Fateh Omar Rahim G01YX207 he defeated a claim against his property developer client in connection with a multi-million pound development.  Anthony conducted the case as litigator for the Defendant and appeared as Counsel in the three- day trial. The court agreed with his submissions that a binding contract had not been made so that the breach of contract claim failed.

In this case Anthony obtained costs orders from the Judge that the Claimant should pay to the Defendant indemnity costs for the defence of the action and a non-party costs order against the Director of the Claimant company, on the grounds that he was the real Claimant.

This year in an Adjudication enforcement claim of Mayo Civil Engineering Limited v Beaumont Morgan Developments Limited HT-2021-000459 that he commenced in the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court on behalf of an unpaid Building Contractor he obtained judgment for them of circa £300,000 inclusive of interest and costs.
If you have problems in getting paid by your clients, he can:
• Endeavour to recover the amounts owed as quickly as possible to improve the cash flow of your business,
• Maximise your chances of recovering the sums owed to you by representing you in
 construction Adjudication, Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation,
• Enforce in court an Adjudicator’s decision made in your favour in a cost effective
 manner

Professional & academic

1994: Admitted as a Solicitor – dual qualified as Barrister and Solicitor

1992: King’s College University London, Master of Science in Construction Law and Arbitration

1987: Called to the Bar    

1980:  Polytechnic of the South Bank, BA Hons Law

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