Tony Hickinbotham was previously a Trustee at the Progress Educational Trust (PET). He was also Chair of the children's charity and housing association St Christopher's Fellowship, and a Partner at the law firm Linklaters. After attending school in Bournemouth and university in Newcastle, he completed articles with Linklaters (then known as Linklaters and Paines) and took up an appointment as legal adviser to the Prestige Group (then a subsidiary of EKCO and now owned by Meyer Group), manufacturers of kitchen and tableware and the largest nonelectrical housewares manufacturer outside of the USA. Tony then returned to Linklaters, where he specialised in corporate finance, commodity exchange regulation and North Sea oil financing. Upon becoming a Partner in the firm, he continued to work on project financings, privatisations and City regulation, eventually setting up and heading Linklaters' practice in Frankfurt. After retiring from legal practice, he went on to work for a number of charities. He is coauthor of Stock Corporation Act and Codetermination Act (buy this book from Amazon UK) and Transformation Act and Transformation Taxation Act (buy this book from Amazon UK).