Antony Perlmutter

Joint Head of Department
Dispute Resolution

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Antony is a Partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team and joined SMB in June 2019. Prior to joining SMB, Antony spent 12 years as a senior commercial litigation partner at a mid-tier West End commercial firm where he built his practice and reputation in the sector.

His core specialism is commercial litigation and property related litigation. He has over 20 years of experience representing a variety of corporate clients, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, developers, property funds, private offices and numerous commercial businesses in the retail, leisure, manufacturing, travel and professional services industries.

Antony provides advice on contractual disputes, debt recovery claims, domestic and worldwide injunctions, shareholder and director claims and related insolvency matters. He advises on specialist aspects of real estate disputes and other areas including Probate, Health and Safety, Regulatory and Planning prosecutions and Directors Disqualification Proceedings. He helps clients develop a clear strategy at an early stage of the litigation process and works with leading Counsel, experts and other professionals to provide clients with a full and seamless service from start to finish.

Antony routinely litigates in the High Court Queen’s Bench Division, the Business and Property Courts, and across the country in the County Court and other Tribunals. He has extensive experience resolving disputes through mediation and other forms of ADR.


“I have worked with Antony Perlmutter for nearly eight years. He is one of the most tenacious litigators I know.” Legal 500, 2021

“Most of the clients that we have in common eventually view AP as more of a friend than a solicitor. He always goes the extra mile to get the client the win.”
Legal 500, 2021

“Antony Perlmutter is a perceptive, responsive and able litigator. His interpersonal skills are first rate. I appreciate his straight talking and decisive advice. I had every confidence that he would do a thorough job, and he did.”
Legal 500, 2021

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  • ‘Antony Perlmutter is head and shoulders above most of his peers.’


    Legal 500, 2024
  • ‘Antony Perlmutter’s acute tactical skills are matched by a superb knowledge and experience of litigation, which he uses to his clients’ best advantage without ever losing sight of the fact that it is their interests that are paramount.’

    Legal 500, 2024
  • “Antony Perlmutter is a strategist whose experience gives him instant insight from the outset as to the best way to run a case.”

    Legal 500, 2022
  • “He seems to never sleep and is always available to clients. He is exceptionally approachable.”

    Legal 500, 2021
  • “Antony Perlmutter is a litigator through and through. Loves to fight his client’s corner and clients love him for it.”

    Legal 500, 2021