Anthony Julius Deputy Chairman

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Personal Profile

Anthony is a highly regarded litigation lawyer and acknowledged legal expert on defamation, privacy and reputation management. He has held several central roles at Mishcon de Reya, including serving on our management board, ten years as Head of the litigation practice and currently as Deputy Chairman. He is the Chairman/Non-Executive director of several businesses and a published academic.

Anthony is the Firm's most senior solicitor advocate, and has appeared in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He has significant experience in arbitration and is involved in the Firm's work in public advocacy.

Anthony is a trusted advisor to his often high-profile clients, and typically acts for ultra-high net worth families and individuals in personal and business disputes. Anthony's clients also include companies and charities.

As a recognised academic, Anthony taught part-time in the Law Faculty, UCL, for three years and is now a visiting professor at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a noted author who has written extensively on law, literature, art, and culture.

Anthony serves as Chairman or Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, some of which are clients of Mishcon de Reya. He was Vice President of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (of which he was also co-founder and first Chairman) during its existence. He also serves as a Trustee on several charitable and non-profit organisations including the Swarovski Foundation, the charitable branch of the Swarovski Group.

In July 2014, Anthony was appointed as the Director of Mishcon de Reya's Academy. The Academy has four distinct strands - learning and development, social impact, commercial connectivity and new thinking. The new thinking strand is part of the Firm's stated intention to become a thought leader in the field of the law and to maximise our impact for clients by leading debates on legal issues in the UK and abroad. 

Career History

Deputy Chairman, Mishcon de Reya LLP (2005 - present)
Chairman Oxera (2014 - present)
Non-Executive Director, Oxera (2012 - 2014)
Chairman, Jewish Chronicle Newspaper (2011 - 2014)
Chairman London Consortium (2003 - 2013)
Chairman, City & Guards Group (2012- present)
Consultant, Mishcon de Reya (1998)
Partner, Mishcon de Reya (1984)
Qualified, Victor Mishcon & Co (became Mishcon de Reya in 1988)
Articled Victor Mishcon & Co (1981)
PhD, University College London (1992)
MA, Cambridge University (1977)

Articles and Publications

A noted author, Anthony's publications include:

TS Eliot, Anti-Semitism and Literary Form (1st edition - CUP, 1995; 2nd edition Thames Hudson, 2003);
Idolising Pictures (Thames Hudson, 2000);
Transgressions: The Offences of Art (Thames Hudson, 2002);
"Art Crimes," in Law and Literature (OUP, 1999); and in Dear Images- Art, Copyright and Culture (Ridinghouse, 2003).
Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England (Oxford, 2010)

Trials of the Diaspora shortlisted for Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize 2011.

Anthony is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press on the censorship of literature and the visual arts in liberal democracies.