Anthony first worked for JCP in 2016 following a successful application as part of the Swansea University placement scheme. Shortly after his placement year ended, Anthony made a successful application to our trainee scheme and came back to us in September 2019.
Anthony’s background is somewhat different to most trainees. He spent 13 years working in community development as part of the Welsh Assembly Communities 1st programme. This involved helping residents access services, providing information and raising awareness of people’s rights.
Anthony was then appointed information and advice manager at Age Concern Swansea where he worked between 2013 and 2016 before deciding on a change of career. He subsequently studied law at Swansea University where he gained a first class honours degree and a distinction on the legal practice course, picking up a Masters degree in the process.
Anthony’s first seat was in the Rural team where he was able to get involved in both contentious and non-contentious work. This was a seat with a lot of variation and Anthony gained experience in a range of different matters.
Anthony’s second seat was a split between business litigation, employment and commercial. The majority of his time was spent on the litigation side of the team. His third seat primarily focussed on corporate commercial work, being involved in the purchase and sale of companies and dental surgeries as well as advising on trademark and copyright queries.
For his final seat, Anthony will again move back to the business litigation and employment team, having enjoyed his time there previously. He looks forward to strengthening his litigation skills and knowledge.
Outside of work, Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage son, socialising (when the country isn’t in lockdown!), going to the gym and playing short-mat bowls, a sport in which he has picked up county and national trophies.