Anthony Pins


Anthony has spent his entire professional career at NLP and is now one of the firm’s longest serving members. He joined as a trainee in 1983, qualified in 1987 and subsequently became a Partner in 1994. He is now the firm’s Managing Partner.He specialises in entertainment, advising a large number of clients in the theatre, film and television industries.

His non-executive appointments include being the Chairman of MGCfutures, an educational charity for young people interested in theatre, initiated by The Michael Grandage Company and he is a Board member of UK Jewish Film. 

Outside the office, Anthony’s first love (family excepted) is AFC Bournemouth, for whom his lifelong support has finally started to reap some dividends.

Three things to know about Anthony

If you could invite three people (living, dead or fictitious) to a dinner party, who would they be?

Eddie Howe, AFC Bournemouth’s former manager, to try to understand his motivational and team-building abilities.

Sir Winston Churchill, without whom history may have been entirely different.

Golda Meir, an extraordinary woman who thrived and ruled in what was then very much a man’s world.

What is your favourite quote?

“Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see” – Edgar Allan Poe.  

My late father’s favourite quote – he might have been referring to auditing (!), or simply liked it because his middle name was also Allan, but I’ve found it’s a maxim that holds true in all walks of life.

Who would play you in your biopic?

It would have to be Matthew Broderick, who played the nerdy accountant and wannabe theatrical impresario Leo Bloom in the 2005 re-make of Mel Brooks’s “The Producers”.  For no particular reason, obviously…