Tony Chester is a Partner in the Furley Page Corporate team.
After more than 15 successful years in publishing and marketing services, primarily for the shipping and logistics sectors, Tony changed career and retrained as a solicitor. He attained a first class law degree at Kent University before passing the Legal Practice Course at London College BPP with distinction. Tony came to Furley Page as a trainee and joined the corporate team on qualification.
Tony has been involved in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, including supply agreements, terms and conditions of trading and agency and distribution arrangements.
Company work includes business start ups and company formations, shareholder agreements, share and capital matters, company administration and advice for company directors.
He has advised clients in respect of business and share sales and acquisitions and finance and security documentation. Intellectual property work has included advising clients on copyright, design rights and trademarks, registering rights and rights protection and exploitation.
Tony’s commercial experience and approachable manner allow him to build excellent relationships with clients, to understand their needs and to deliver practical, focused advice and support.
Tony is a member of the Furley Page Charity team and the Furley Page Agriculture and Rural Business team.
Tony is recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK for his legal expertise.
Testimonials for Tony
Chambers UK 2024 – Tony Chester, Band 3 - October 2023
Tony Chester is recognised by Chambers UK for his legal expertise in Corporate/M&A and is ranked Band 3.
Chambers UK 2024 Corporate/M&A – The South Band 1 - October 2023
Susan Jennings is the head of corporate at Furley Page Solicitors. She offers deep expertise in corporate matters including M&A and financing transactions, and advises businesses in various sectors, including professional services and manufacturing. Anthony Chester provides expertise on complex corporate transactions. He regularly advises on matters pertaining to M&A and restructurings.
Client of Will King & Tony Chester – Shaen Catherwood - April 2023
Excellent service from Will King and Tony Chester at the Chatham office. We were selling a business in Kent and they were very professional, easy to deal with and gave clear, practical advice. Would definitely recommend.
Chambers UK 2023 – Tony Chester - October 2022
Tony Chester provides expertise on complex corporate transactions. He regularly advises on matters pertaining to M&A and restructurings. ... He was always available if I needed advice or a sounding board, and steered us through the transaction extremely professionally. I had full confidence in his abilities.
Chambers UK 2022 – Anthony Chester client feedback
He provided high-quality advice and was a first-rate guide for me through the complexities of corporate law.
Chambers UK 2022 – Anthony Chester
He's really easy to deal with. His attention to detail is brilliant and he made sure everything happened ahead of tight deadlines.
The Legal 500 2022 – Tony Chester
I found working with Tony Chester to be a very positive experience. His sense, his commitment to the transaction and ability to respond to the challenges were self evident throughout. He provided high quality advice, realistic timescales for undertaking work and was a first rate guide for me through the complexities of corporate law. His strengths were not just a very clear understanding of corporate law but also his ability to communicate that understanding to me so I was able to make good decisions throughout.
The Legal 500 2022 – Tony Chester feedback
Tony Chester takes great pride in his role and always goes the extra mile to achieve the end result.
Chambers UK 2021 – Anthony Chester
Anthony Chester provides expertise on complex corporate transactions. He advises on matters pertaining to M&A and restructurings. His strengths are his communication, judgement and analytical skills.
The Legal 500 2020 : Tony Chester
'Tony Chester is calm, analytical and hard working and, above all, at your right hand throughout.'
'Tony Chester stepped into a project late on and owning this from the legal perspective and effectively holding our hand until we achieved our outcome.'
Chambers UK 2020 : Anthony Chester
Anthony Chester is a reliable choice of counsel for complex corporate work, including M&A transactions, MBOs and shareholder matters. Clients say: "He is an excellent, detailed and commercial lawyer who is ideal in the frenzy of a business deal.