• He's always on the clients' side, looking to ensure that their interests are protected, and he's very thorough... he is technically sound and he negotiates well.

    Chambers UK 2021

  • He is very easy to communicate with and he explains things very clearly.

    Chambers 2020

  • Anthony Cartmell is "flexible and a good communicator"

    Chambers 2019

  • Anthony Cartmell is "very knowledgeable, extremely responsive and very impressive"

    Chambers 2019

  • Anthony Cartmell is "is very concerned about making sure clients get the right, in-depth advice."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • Described as "very thorough" by impressed sources.

    Chambers UK 2016


I have over 35 years’ experience acting for commercial, charity and private clients on all aspects of transactions concerning commercial property.

For example, I am involved in the acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold property – including overage arrangements – development work, and charging and finance. I advise on landlord and tenant work, such as granting and taking new leases, licenses and dilapidations, and also on corporate property transactions: amalgamations, mergers, asset sales and purchases. I have a particular expertise in telecoms.

  • I have acted for clients taking premises in the Shard and the Gherkin
  • I advised on the purchasing of new substantial property in Leeds and advising on the fit out of that property for a medical insurer
  • I advised a banking charity on new headquarter premises in Central London.
  • I acted for a French state-owned gas company on new headquarter premises in London
  • I have acted for three sports clubs in the London area, formalising letting arrangements with the landlord and settling funding documentation
  • I acted for a residential care provider on its portfolio of properties
  • I have advised on the sale of a number of Grade I and II listed properties for a major charity
  • I acted for a liquidator on a portfolio sale of 17 investment properties (including some in Scotland and Northern Ireland)
  • I act for several clients with a nationwide presence and the taking of leases for their businesses and managing the property portfolios

Qualifications and career

  • LLB (Hons)
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 1983
  • Partner at Speechly Bircham, 1989
  • Joined Bates Wells as a partner in 1996

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Director of Colley Wood Syndicate
  • Member of Charities’ Property Association