Anthony Bates

Anthony Bates

Anthony grew up in Swansea, attending the Bishop Gore Grammar School, before attending Aberystwyth University to study law between 1968 and 1971. He then served his articles with Messrs Dilwyn Jones & Sons, Llandrindod Wells and was employed with that firm as an assistant solicitor upon qualification in 1974. Anthony then spent two years as a law lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where he co-wrote “The System of Criminal Law”, which for some time was the basic textbook for criminal law in many Australian Universities. Anthony then returned to the UK and was employed as an assistant solicitor with Messrs Thursfield and Adams, Kidderminster, before setting up Morris & Bates with Gareth Morris on 1st March 1979.

Anthony spent the early part of his career dealing with conveyancing, crime and civil litigation. For the past fifteen years or so, he has specialised in larger commercial transactions and company affairs.

Anthony is former president of Aberystwyth Round Table and of Aberystwyth Law Society. He is currently secretary of Aberystwyth Business Club and a representative on the Welsh Assembly’s Image Delivery Team of the Masterplan. He is also secretary and board chairman of Aberystwyth Town Football Club and the Mid Wales representative on the Welsh Premier League Board.

Anthony is married with four sons and in his spare time enjoys family, friends, food and football.