Antony Smith


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Antony Smith

Liverpool University

England and Wales 1983
Ireland 2002

Partner in Beale and Company


A real heavyweight of the [construction] industry. He is extremely impressive, very commercially minded and really understands all the issues. Chambers UK 2019

A 'real star in this field' and is 'extremely knowledgeable, tactically astute, and has excellent judgement'. Legal 500 UK 2018

Antony is a Partner and the Chairman of Beale & Co, setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the business alongside the Senior Partner.

He also continues to work for clients in the insurance and construction sectors in the UK and internationally, where he is well known and widely recognised. His clients include professionals, contractors and insurers.

He specialises in disputes arising out of construction contracts and leads large-scale and large-value disputes and also has a practice in health and safety, having defended clients in health and safety prosecutions and advised them on site health and safety responsibilities.

Antony's practice covers all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitrations, adjudications and mediations in the UK and abroad.

His overseas experience includes advising on claims in Germany, Hong Kong, the Republic of Guinea, the Middle East and, more recently, in the successful defence of a US$80m claim for delay and disruption arising out of the construction of a power station in the Philippines. His notable UK engagements include high profile litigation arising out of the Hodder Clissold Leisure Centre, the Millennium Bridge and the train tunnel collapse at Gerrards Cross in 2005.

Antony is a regular speaker on dispute resolution and contributes regularly to journals on construction and professional negligence issues as well as Health and Safety law.

Antony is a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Antony is featured in Who's Who Legal and has been named in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as a leading lawyer in construction industry professional indemnity work.

Outside of life at Beale & Co, Antony enjoys time with his family, rugby and triathlon.