We are delighted to announce that Anthony Metzer QC has been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge for England and Wales.
Anthony grew up in London and attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Boys in Elstree. He initially studied chemistry before changing to law at Oxford University. Called to the Bar in 1987, his practice is in civil law, particularly actions against the police, crime, inquests and immigration.
Since 2002 Anthony has sat part-time as a tribunal judge in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber and was appointed in 2018 to the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber. He has been instructed in many significant cases, including in immigration: Banger v UK before the Court of Justice of the European Union, where he made successful submissions that will benefit extended family members in the future. He also acted for war veterans affected by the 1950s nuclear tests on Christmas Island (Abdale v SSHD) as well as in serious criminal trials involving murder, manslaughter and rape.
Anthony has taught administrative and tort law at formerly City of London Polytechnic and English civil law procedure in Budapest. He has also acted as a legal consultant on TV series, including Criminal Justice 1 and 2.