Bell Pottinger hires former barrister Antony Dunkels from Hudson Sandler

Bell Pottinger has appointed Antony Dunkels as associate partner in its crisis and litigation team, which the firm says is a growing area of its business.

Dunkels: The former lawyer has joined Bell Pottinger
Dunkels: The former lawyer has joined Bell Pottinger
Dunkels was previously a barrister at Furnival and Garden Court Chambers, working primarily as a criminal defence counsel specialising in serious and complex fraud, asset forfeiture and serious violent and gang crime. He also worked as a lawyer at the Financial Conduct Authority.

On leaving the bar in 2013 he entered comms for Emanate PR, and most recently for Hudson Sandler.

Stuart Leach, managing director of Bell Pottinger Crisis and Litigation, said: "Antony is a great addition to the team. His mix of skills are exactly what a growing litigation support service requires, continuing our drive to build this offering."

Dunkels says: "I have considerable experience on the front line of highly contentious and sensitive litigation and I am looking forward to using all the skills I acquired at the criminal bar defending the reputations of clients at Bell Pottinger."

The division was launched in January this year, and in April began working with commodities trader Noble.

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