Anthony Wooding

Visiting Senior Fellow in Law

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Anthony is a Lecturer in Law who practised as a solicitor for 30 years and is an accredited mediator.   He completed his training in mega City firm Coward Chance (now Clifford Chance).  He then worked successively in the criminal, private family law and childcare fields before settling in Suffolk with a long career as a dispute resolution lawyer, acting in a very wide range of cases: from a judicial review of a hospital closure to claims of abuse in a children’s home.  He has always been committed to legal and free advice networks, notably within housing law as part of a duty rota scheme at Ipswich County Court.  He went on to become managing partner of a local firm and has considerable experience of supervision and the development of the careers of aspiring lawyers.

Anthony ceased being a practising solicitor in 2019, deciding to give back more back to the next generation of lawyers by conveying his knowledge and experience as a lecturer.  He is also assisting in the development of the law clinic at the University.

Anthony has appeared in local and national media in connection with his cases and also as a legal commentator. He has been ‘legal eagle’ on ICR for 10 years as well as a blogger and film maker. He is also co-authoring a book about management with reference to his management of a law firm.