Tony Fisher has over 40 years’ experience in private legal practice and is the head of the commercial department. He undertakes Company/Commercial and partnership work, advises charities and educational establishments, and is engaged in the firm’s international practice. He has wide experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, employment, and commercial litigation matters. Tony is also a CEDR accredited mediator.
The firm has been recommended by the Legal500 Guide for its work in Corporate and Commercial Law and clients of Tony Fisher say he is ‘an excellent person to work with’. Tony has been listed as a leading practitioner for corporate and commercial work in both the Legal500 and the Chambers directories for a number of years. He has an MBA in Legal Practice and is a member of various trade and business organisations including the Institute of Directors and the International Division of the Law Society. In January 2018 he was awarded the Modern Law Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the legal profession and in October 2018 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Essex at the University Centre Colchester.
Aside from his commercial work, Tony also undertakes international and domestic human rights work and has appeared as an advocate in the European Court of Human Rights on many occasions. He is also Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales. He also sits on the Council of the Law Society as the representative for the Essex constituency and on the International Committee, which oversees the international work of the Law Society.
In March 2022 he was appointed as the UK member of a new Committee of Experts on the Protection of Lawyers at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The Committee’s job is to draft a new instrument on the protection of the rights of lawyers in Europe over the next two years.