Anthony is a Solicitor and has worked with a number of leading law firms. He became Managing Partner of Ricksons in 2001, taking the firm from c. £5 m pa in fee income to c. £15 m by 2006 at which point he agreed a merger with DWF.
Having sat on the Board at DWF for two years Anthony was invited to become CEO of Horwich Farrelly which, he did in May 2009. During his tenure he oversaw large scale change and growth of the business from c. £18 m to c. £23 m.
In January 2014 Anthony co-formed Jackson Hughes Consulting offering strategic consultancy advice to the legal, insurance and claims sectors and has been involved in a number of projects including specific merger and acquisition activity.
Anthony also holds a number of non-executive positions, in 2004 he joined the Board of Preston North End Football Club and since 2014 has taken up roles with , S&G Response Limited, an accident management company, Infinity Underwriting Limited, an MGA specialising in high net worth motor insurance, Rekoop Limited, the market leader in legal time capture and Financial & Legal Insurance, an ATE insurer where he is Group Chairman.
Victoria is a qualified Costs Lawyer. Her degree in accountancy and finance coupled with her experience working as a lawyer in high street practice provides Victoria with unique insight in to both the operational and technical demands of a legal business.
Having trained and qualified as a Costs Lawyer with Hanlons, she developed expertise in both commercial litigation and high value catastrophic personal injury work From there she took on the role as Head of Costs at Donns Solicitors before forming her own practice, Kings Legal Costings in 2004. In 2014 Victoria co-founded Jackson Hughes Consulting.
Victoria’s exceptional attention to the needs of the clients together with her experience and expertise gives her an unrivalled position in the legal industry and ensures she is in constant demand. Her clients benefiting from specialist knowledge, service and care that is not readily available elsewhere.
Her main areas of expertise include commercial litigation, industrial disease, insolvency, Court of Protection and solicitor & own client disputes together with negotiations.
Victoria is building a strong reputation for successfully beating her own Part 36 offers on provisional assessment and securing penalty awards and penalty interest for her clients. She also offers an in-house service (by appointment) for those larger or urgent matters for the purposes of preparing a Costs Budget or a Bill of Costs.
We retained Jackson Hughes to complete a piece of strategic work for us and we were very pleased with the outcome. We worked on a fixed fee basis and found them responsive and flexible. The work was undertaken quickly and the final report delivered in a timely fashion."Sue Ball
I have known Anthony for over a decade. Previously I only knew him as someone who I met or heard speaking at different legal events. I always felt he had something worth listening to."David Bott
Anthony is straight talking and gets to the heart of the matter in his consulting work. He is unafraid to grapple with difficult issues and bring that to resolution quickly."Andrew Twambley
Many thanks for all your efforts Victoria. An excellent result given the difficulties."Stephen Chadwick
Victoria - I have been very impressed with the service you provide - very organised, knowledgeable and professional – have been pleased with the results you have achieved on my cases both in terms of timescales and the level of settlements. I feel confident that you will achieve the best possible result for us. Achieving a healthy settlement is of course our primary concern but it is helpful to have regular updates on cases and to feel confident that you are ensuring that cases progress as swiftly as possible."Paul Christmas