Tony Watkin

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Tony Watkin is a Barrister specialising in Business & Property and Regulatory law.  He is Head of Regulatory Team and Head of the Business & Property Group at St Ives Chambers.

Tony developed a strong practice in business and property litigation. He has been consistently recognised in the directories for his performance. He has a practical approach to his cases and is known for giving excellent common-sense advice.

Tony is regularly instructed in all aspects of Business and Property Law in the County Court and High Court and is currently instructed on two cases in the Court of Appeal.


LLB (Hons) (First Class)


Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association


Legal 500 2021: “‘Tactically astute, technically knowledgeable and excellent in his written work.”

“‘First-class attention to detail, quickly digesting complex cases and distilling the key issues.”

Legal 500 2019: “He gives clear advice and is very commercial in his approach.”

Legal 500 2018: “Very experienced in health and safety cases.”

Legal 500 2018: “He is very user friendly.”

Legal 500 2017: “A fierce and bold advocate.”

Legal 500 2017: “Reliable and user-friendly.”

Legal 500 2015: Tony has “an ability to grasp and retain large volumes of evidence.”

Legal 500 2015: Tony has “a tenacious approach to difficult cases and opponents.”

Chambers & Partners 2014: Tony is “an exceptional trial advocate who is always thoroughly well prepared.”


In the Dock – an overview of the decisions of the High Court on Dock Identifications in the Magistrates’ Court [2003] Crim LR 463

Further Information

Tony is Head of the Regulatory Team and the Chancery and Commercial Team.

Tony regularly gives talks to local solicitors on Civil Procedure and Commercial Litigation.

Tony provides regular training to Trading Standards Services in areas such as criminal procedure, large scale fraud, and consumer protection law.

Recent Media Coverage

Tony Watkin prosecutes in a trading standards case where a home improvement company grossly overcharged vulnerable customers. To read more click here.

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  • Tony Watkin represents Local Authority in successful appeal

    Tony Watkin represents Local Authority in successful appeal involving an important point of construction of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.   At...

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  • Tony Watkin secures confiscation order in Local Authority Trading Standards Prosecution.

    Tony Watkin secures confiscation order in Local Authority Trading Standards Prosecution.  In the case of R v Foster before HHJ Gosling at Stafford Crown...

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