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Tony Chester

Tony Chester

Partner

Tony Chester

Partner

Tony Chester
Locations Chatham
Tel 01634 828277
Email arc@furleypage.co.uk

Company law, commercial contracts, business sales and acquisitions, intellectual property.

After more than 15 successful years in publishing and marketing services, primarily for the shipping and logistics sectors, Tony Chester decided to change career and retrain as a solicitor. Returning to study he attained a first class law degree at Kent University before passing the Legal Practice Course at top 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.

 

Anthony Chester is a reliable choice of counsel...

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. Chambers UK 2020 : Anthony Chester

'Tony Chester is calm, analytical and hard working...

'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.' The Legal 500 2020 : Tony Chester

Anthony Chester advises on a range of corporate...

Anthony Chester advises on a range of corporate work including M&A deals, share buy-backs and restructuring matters. He often acts for clients in the automotive, agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Chambers UK 2019 - Tony Chester

Tony Chester's expertise extends to restructuring, demerger and...

Tony Chester's expertise extends to restructuring, demerger and share buyback work. The Legal 500 2019 - Tony Chester

Furley Page Solicitors fields a 'very competent and...

Furley Page Solicitors fields a 'very competent and efficient' charities team that is praised for its 'clear advice, attentive service and excellent value for money'. Aaron Spencer ('deals quickly and efficiently with all issues') leads the practice, which acts for a number of healthcare and ecclesiastical organisations on formation and governance, taxation, employment, and disputes matters. Clients include The Almshouse Charity of Wynn Ellis, for which Gary Wootton advises on the administration of the charity, including agreeing the annual budget with the trustees of the charity; and Maynard & Cotton's Almshouse, which Spencer advises on governance matters and works with the trustees on the management of the charity. Also recommended are employment specialist Amanda Okill and Anthony Chester, who handles charitable company formations and mergers. The Legal 500 2019 - Charities and not-for-profit

We received very close attention and professional advice...

We received very close attention and professional advice throughout the period you acted for us.  The ultimate objectives were reached in a very positive and cost effective manner. Many thanks. Client of Tony Chester, Dennis Dinmore

Tony Chester advises on M&A and restructuring work...

Tony Chester advises on M&A and restructuring work and has particular expertise in the agricultural and charities sectors. He is praised for being 'contactable and easy to talk to'. Chambers UK 2018 - Tony Chester

The team at Furley Page Solicitors ‘is very...

The team at Furley Page Solicitors ‘is very helpful and down-to-earth in its responses and attitude’. Noted for its expertise in handling M&A work, outsourcing projects and joint ventures. Head of team Susan Jennings ‘is responsive and has impressive corporate knowledge’. Commercial contracts expert Tony Chester, who was promoted to partner in May 2016, is another key contact. The Legal 500 2017 - Corporate and commercial

Furley Page Solicitors’ team provides ‘prompt and pragmatic...

Furley Page Solicitors’ team provides ‘prompt and pragmatic advice’, and is ‘consistently up to date with current developments within the sector’, advising charities on all aspects of their operations including start-up, governance, employment and tax matters and commercial disputes.  Practice head Aaron Spencer ‘has great experience in the sector’ and is ‘backed up by an excellent team’, which also includes employment lawyer Amanda Okill, corporate practitioner Tony Chester and Nicholas Andrews, who specialises in almshouse charities. The Legal 500 2017 - Charities and not-for-profit

We were very impressed with the professionalism of...

We were very impressed with the professionalism of all three partners we dealt with:  Susan Jennings, Tony Chester and Liz Brady.  They expertly translated the legal jargon into layman's terms without being condescending.  Every meeting was well prepared and efficiently conducted so there was time for our questions alongside all the necessary paperwork to be signed and completed. Clients of Susan Jennings, Tony Chester & Liz Brady - Mr & Mrs T

It was a complicated deal, Tony Chester was...

It was a complicated deal, Tony Chester was excellent throughout the process and negotiations, at times it seemed we were up against a brick wall but with Tony’s determination and support we found a way forward. Clients of Tony Chester, Mr & Mrs S

The "excellent" Anthony Chester is recognised for his...

The "excellent" Anthony Chester is recognised for his expertise in handling corporate matters for clients in the manufacturing and automotive sectors, in addition to being experienced in acting for charities and not-for-profit organisations. Chambers UK 2017 - Tony Chester

Areas of Specialism

Company law, commercial contracts, business sales and acquisitions, intellectual property.

Career

After more than 15 successful years in publishing and marketing services, primarily for the shipping and logistics sectors, Tony Chester decided to change career and retrain as a solicitor. Returning to study he attained a first class law degree at Kent University before passing the Legal Practice Course at top 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.

 

Testimonials

Anthony Chester is a reliable choice of counsel...

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. Chambers UK 2020 : Anthony Chester

'Tony Chester is calm, analytical and hard working...

'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.' The Legal 500 2020 : Tony Chester

Anthony Chester advises on a range of corporate...

Anthony Chester advises on a range of corporate work including M&A deals, share buy-backs and restructuring matters. He often acts for clients in the automotive, agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Chambers UK 2019 - Tony Chester

Tony Chester's expertise extends to restructuring, demerger and...

Tony Chester's expertise extends to restructuring, demerger and share buyback work. The Legal 500 2019 - Tony Chester

Furley Page Solicitors fields a 'very competent and...

Furley Page Solicitors fields a 'very competent and efficient' charities team that is praised for its 'clear advice, attentive service and excellent value for money'. Aaron Spencer ('deals quickly and efficiently with all issues') leads the practice, which acts for a number of healthcare and ecclesiastical organisations on formation and governance, taxation, employment, and disputes matters. Clients include The Almshouse Charity of Wynn Ellis, for which Gary Wootton advises on the administration of the charity, including agreeing the annual budget with the trustees of the charity; and Maynard & Cotton's Almshouse, which Spencer advises on governance matters and works with the trustees on the management of the charity. Also recommended are employment specialist Amanda Okill and Anthony Chester, who handles charitable company formations and mergers. The Legal 500 2019 - Charities and not-for-profit

We received very close attention and professional advice...

We received very close attention and professional advice throughout the period you acted for us.  The ultimate objectives were reached in a very positive and cost effective manner. Many thanks. Client of Tony Chester, Dennis Dinmore

Tony Chester advises on M&A and restructuring work...

Tony Chester advises on M&A and restructuring work and has particular expertise in the agricultural and charities sectors. He is praised for being 'contactable and easy to talk to'. Chambers UK 2018 - Tony Chester

The team at Furley Page Solicitors ‘is very...

The team at Furley Page Solicitors ‘is very helpful and down-to-earth in its responses and attitude’. Noted for its expertise in handling M&A work, outsourcing projects and joint ventures. Head of team Susan Jennings ‘is responsive and has impressive corporate knowledge’. Commercial contracts expert Tony Chester, who was promoted to partner in May 2016, is another key contact. The Legal 500 2017 - Corporate and commercial

Furley Page Solicitors’ team provides ‘prompt and pragmatic...

Furley Page Solicitors’ team provides ‘prompt and pragmatic advice’, and is ‘consistently up to date with current developments within the sector’, advising charities on all aspects of their operations including start-up, governance, employment and tax matters and commercial disputes.  Practice head Aaron Spencer ‘has great experience in the sector’ and is ‘backed up by an excellent team’, which also includes employment lawyer Amanda Okill, corporate practitioner Tony Chester and Nicholas Andrews, who specialises in almshouse charities. The Legal 500 2017 - Charities and not-for-profit

We were very impressed with the professionalism of...

We were very impressed with the professionalism of all three partners we dealt with:  Susan Jennings, Tony Chester and Liz Brady.  They expertly translated the legal jargon into layman's terms without being condescending.  Every meeting was well prepared and efficiently conducted so there was time for our questions alongside all the necessary paperwork to be signed and completed. Clients of Susan Jennings, Tony Chester & Liz Brady - Mr & Mrs T

It was a complicated deal, Tony Chester was...

It was a complicated deal, Tony Chester was excellent throughout the process and negotiations, at times it seemed we were up against a brick wall but with Tony’s determination and support we found a way forward. Clients of Tony Chester, Mr & Mrs S

The "excellent" Anthony Chester is recognised for his...

The "excellent" Anthony Chester is recognised for his expertise in handling corporate matters for clients in the manufacturing and automotive sectors, in addition to being experienced in acting for charities and not-for-profit organisations. Chambers UK 2017 - Tony Chester

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