Meet The Team
Anthony Galvin: Director
Anthony has considerable experience and a proven track record in complex and technical areas of law, but also has the expertise to provide commercially focused advice due to his in-house corporate counsel experience.
Construction: Anthony is highly experienced in dealing with all areas of construction disputes, especially contractual payment disputes. He has particular expertise in construction Adjudication and has obtained millions of pounds for construction clients over many years. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has obtained their Diploma in construction Adjudication.
HMRC & Border Force: Anthony has extensive experience in matters involving HMRC. This includes dealing with VAT disputes and assessments and related penalties, as well as direct taxation issues under the Construction Industry Scheme. He also has considerable experience in assisting clients in the alcohol industry with complex disputes and issues involving HMRC and Border Force. This includes complex and high value disputes concerning seizures, licences, excise assessments and wrongdoing penalties.
Corporate and Regulatory: As a former in house corporate counsel, Anthony has spent many years advising large companies on core internal and external business aspects and risk issues and continues to do so. This includes advising corporate clients on high value, complex contracts, as well as providing the negotiation and drafting skills needed to close out multinational deals. He is also experienced in advising on other complex matters such as data protection, clinical confidentiality and wider medical law.
Rebecca Hudson: Director
Rebecca is a highly experienced commercial litigation solicitor and has built up a vast amount of commercial dispute experience over the years. Her experience makes her fully focused on providing both commercial and legal solutions to any matter that arises. Rebecca specialises in all contract disputes; property disputes; residential building disputes; negligence claims; disputes with HMRC and regulation disputes.
Rebecca is also an accomplished negotiator, quickly establishing the key elements of a dispute and working towards a resolution at the initial stage wherever possible. Rebecca is also very experienced in dealing with Alternative Dispute Resolution, where parties try to resolve their disputes with the assistance of a third party without reverting to the courts.
Where disputes cannot be resolved, Rebecca is an expert in dealing with court and tribunal claims, whether referred or defended, including court claim management and offers of settlement, including dealing with the enforcement of court judgements, where there is non-compliance with court judgments.
Further Rebecca also vastly experienced in dealing with disputes in the alcohol industry, including haulage companies, warehouse owners and importers against HMRC and UKBA, in respect of seizures and other actions such as license revocations, including referrals to the First-tier tax tribunal.
Danielle Chapman: Compliance Manager & Paralegal
Danielle brings 15 years’ worth of Regulatory and Political risk analysis and insight from large FTSE 100 and Dow Jones firms. She has significant Due Diligence, Risk Analysis and AML experience as well as a background in Communications.
Danielle is generally the first point of contact with new clients and maintains oversight of all new business opportunities. Her experience offers a commercial viewpoint and Danielle leads on the development of business plans for client’s growth and expansion plans as well as co-ordinating with other business development professionals on her clients behalf when required.
Danielle also works on contract reviews and highlighting risks to clients.
Donna Barnes: Chartered Legal Executive
Donna graduated from University College Dublin having completed a bachelor’s in Law. She continued her legal studies at BPP Law School, London, obtaining a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course in 2011. Since then she has worked for a range of regulatory and public bodies. She has gained a wealth of knowledge at the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Office of Fair Trading and OFCOM, working with various sectors including Insurance and Consumer Credit.
Donna gained her Chartered Legal Executive status in 2022, whilst working as a Legal Officer for Trading Standards where she worked on a wide range of legal matters, from illicit tobacco/alcohol, and trade marks to prosecutions for fraud and unfair trading.
Sophie Reed: Practice Manager & Compliance
Sophie brings with her several years of legal and other corporate secretarial expertise. Along with some paralegal training allowing her to work closely and efficiently with the team.
Sophie has worked in high profile cases of criminal law, she has the experience to keep both clients and legal teams on track and supported in their work loads.
Sophie’s experience in marketing and communications in the last few years, gives her the ability to assist in the business development projects keeping us in the forefront of the legal sector. She works closely alongside Danielle, also being a point of contact with new clients and compliance matters.
Edward Jenkins KC: Consultant Barrister
Ed specialises in corporate crime, corruption and fraud acting for both the State and the Defence. Ed is also experienced in IP crime, consumer law and tax evasion. He also advises on related regulatory issues.
He has lectured on behalf of the Bar Council on corruption, fraud and related regulatory matters in Brazil, China, Russia, USA and the Ukraine.
Ed has been instructed by the DPP of Trinidad and Tobago in the investigation of the largest ever collapse of a multi-national financial conglomerate in the Caribbean. He is also instructed in other fraud and corruption matters there.
Ed is one of the authors of the Blackstone’s Guide to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Oxford University Press).
Ben Douglas-Jones KC: Consultant Barrister
Ben specialises in corporate crime, fraud and corruption cases and is recommended in Chambers UK (Chambers and Partners) and the Legal 500 for consumer (including regulatory) law, fraud, financial crime and crime.
Ben’s regulatory practice extends to all areas of due diligence, corporate and business risk management and trouble-shooting.
With regard to consumer law, Ben’s work has had an emphasis on trade-marks and copyright law, criminal planning, food safety and environmental health.
Ben’s criminal and fraud practice has seen him represent one of the first group of people to be charged with – and the first person to be acquitted of – bribery under the Bribery Act 2010.
Ben’s substantial expertise in complex fraud include cases involving energy, commodities, financial services, media and technology. He has additional expertise in competition law, health and food safety, trademark infringement and property and planning disputes.
Ben regularly lectures on consumer, fraud and regulatory law, including recent Lexis Nexis Webinars on the Consumer Rights Directive 2014 and the Consumer Rights package 2015.
Ben is one of the authors of the Blackstone’s Guide to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Oxford University Press).