Anthony Jones

Anthony is a born and bred Oldham man and has practised in Family Law for 16 years. After attending Saddleworth School, Oldham Sixth Form College and the University of Huddersfield he joined a practice in West Yorkshire and then a leading City Centre firm where he qualified as a Legal Executive.

Anthony then went onto law school at the College of Law Chester where he studied part-time and continued working full-time. He graduated with a distinction and qualified as a Solicitor in 2007.

Anthony then moved to a high street firm in Stockport and then Wilmslow before joining a national leading Family Law practice based in Cheshire and more recently a boutique family law firm in Manchester City Centre.

Anthony joined O’Donnell Solicitors in July 2016 as head of a new Family Department in an exciting move for the firm.

Anthony, who lives locally with his wife and three children, is an Accredited Specialist with Resolution, an organisation with 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. He is accredited in complex financial provision (on divorce or dissolution of civil partnerships) and cohabitation (the law in relation to unmarried couples).

Anthony has handled hundreds of mid to high net worth divorce and matrimonial finance cases which are often complex and involve dealing with share valuations, trusts, pensions, and property abroad. He also has extensive experience in disputes involving unmarried parties. Anthony represents clients (parents and grandparents) in disputes involving children including cases involving international child abduction.

He also deals with asset protection through pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

His clients include professionals, celebrities, business owners, entrepreneurs and clients from all backgrounds both nationally and internationally, in particular Spain, Hong Kong, USA and Mauritius. His extensive experience operating at the very top brings a wealth of experience with him.

Anthony conducts family matters in an intelligent, constructive and non-confrontational way to assist clients in achieving a quick and affordable solution to their family problems. When necessary, Anthony adopts a robust approach, whilst keeping clients aware of the financial and emotional costs of their dispute. Anthony’s ultimate goal is to ensure that your family disputes are resolved for the long term future of you and your family and he will always provide clients with a practical solution.

Anthony is a family man but when he is not taking his children here, there and everywhere he enjoys going to the gym, running, and playing golf. He also spends time watching his favourite football team and listening to music. Anthony is also a Parent Governor at Micklehurst All Saints Primary School, Mossley.

Anthony specialises in: Divorce (including high net worth, off shore and trust financial relief), Matrimonial Finances, Cohabitation Disputes (unmarried parties), Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Private Children Disputes (including Child Abduction Work), Civil Partnership Dissolution, Civil Partnership Finances and Domestic Violence.

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Anthony is based at the firms Head Office at Appleby’s Business Centre, Grasscroft. As with all clients, Anthony will see clients at either of the firms branch offices and where required, home visits can be arranged.To arrange an appointment with Anthony please contact us at 01457 76 1320 or e-mail him at