Anticoni knows how complex divorce can be, both legally and emotionally. After an entire day mediating a case involving assets in three countries she once told Spear’s: ‘There’s much more shouting and crying than there is in most law, and you’ve still got to get stuck into double tax treaties and transfer of assets.’
But when feelings run high, peers say her exceptional mediation skills come to the rescue, together with ‘the perfect blend of common sense, pragmatism and legal expertise’.
A specialist in religious divorces, the solicitor is also experienced in international relocation cases. She says her greatest achievement was bringing together a couple, who had not spoken for five years, to reconcile with their children. An amicable solution was reached, with their assets redistributed back into England so that everyone could be housed.
A former partner at Campbell Hooper, she joined Charles Russell as a partner in 1999. An enthusiastic cook who is also an avid Man City supporter, she jokingly told Spear’s: ‘Presumably I’m never going to attract United fans as clients’.