Anthony Cutler has a broad civil practice in commercial and contractual disputes, complex personal injury claims and costs litigation. He is based in London but his practice takes him throughout the country.
Before his call to the Bar, Anthony practised as a Chartered Engineer in the offshore, railway and automotive industries. As an engineer, he regularly advised on health and safety, contractual and product liability matters. Full details of Anthony’s professional background and qualifications are given below.
Where appropriate, Anthony accepts instructions:
- From the public under the Bar public access scheme.
- Under a Conditional Fee Agreement.
- Pro bono.
Because of his professional background, Anthony is able to bring especial insights to cases where there is scientific, engineering or statistical evidence.
Commercial, chancery and property
Anthony acts both for claimants and for defendants in a broad spectrum of commercial law. He brings particular skills where there is complex accounting or engineering evidence.
- Contractual disputes
- Commercial debt recovery
- Sale of goods
- Supply of goods and services
- Consumer credit
- Company law
- Property damage and conversion
- Construction disputes
- Personal insolvency
- Corporate insolvency
- Product liability
- Commercial and residential property
- Professional negligence, especially against engineers and software developers
- Aviation law
- Civil fraud
- Passing off, malicious falsehood, and breaches of confidence and copyright.
Anthony acts for paying and receiving parties in applications and detailed assessments to which he brings a highly developed sense of commercial risk.
- Inter partes assessments
- Solicitor-client costs disputes
- Wasted costs applications
- Costs in tribunals
- Costs in insolvency proceedings
Personal injury/ clinical negligence
Anthony is particularly interested in product liability cases to which he brings his substantial scientific and engineering experience.
Anthony has acted both for claimants and for defendants in all aspects of personal injury law, including: employers’ and occupiers’ liability, highways claims, holiday and leisure claims, MIB claims, claims involving suspicions and allegations of fraud and fatal accidents.
Anthony acts in clinical negligence claims including those against practitioners of alternative medicine.
Anthony is instructed in CICA appeals, including judicial reviews in the Upper Tribunal.
Anthony represents interested persons at inquests, including those with a jury.
Personal injury litigation sometimes involve substantial credit hire claims and Anthony brings an experienced, commercial approach to the matter.
Anthony started his working life as a marine physicist at the Natural Environment Research Council, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (forerunner to the National Institute of Oceanography), researching the interaction of ocean currents and the weather. Anthony used his research to provide advice on environmental design factors for offshore structures. He went on to work as an engineer in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Anthony subsequently practised as a Chartered Engineer on the construction of major railway projects. On the Docklands Light Railway, Anthony was responsible for management of the safety case and was in the vanguard of introducing quantified risk assessment to the UK rail industry in the 1980s. Anthony then worked in automotive design at the research centre of a major component manufacturer.
Finally, before his call to the Bar, Anthony worked as a management consultant in the engineering and service sectors, helping clients, including Shell, BNFL, Rolls-Royce plc, AstraZeneca, GKN plc and Federal Mogul, to make the best use of their statistical data to improve their business.
BSc Hons Mathematics and Physics (University of Manchester)
GDipL (Manchester Metropolitan University)
BVC (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Institute of Physics
Royal Statistical Society