Tony is a heavy-weight criminal barrister, who has been a member of chambers for over 25 years.
Tony's work is predominantly prosecution based with an emphasis on complex casework across a broad field of crime. He is instructed in the most serious of cases, including murder, rape, drug importation, large scale frauds, firearms, kidnapping, explosives and fatal road traffic collisions.
Professional panel appointments
- Attorney General’s A List of appointed advocates.
- Grade 4 counsel on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) combined list of appointed advocates.
- Grade 4 appointed CPS specialist advocate for rape and serious sexual assault cases.
- Criminal Bar Association.
- Kent Bar Mess.
Tony is an experienced barrister at 5 St Andrew's Hill, who mainly prosecutes the most serious and the most complex of cases.
Cases of Note
R v Scott
Prosecution of PCSO working at airside at Gatwick Airport stealing large sums of cash from passengers at departure gates as they were boarding long haul flights.
R v Jeyakodi and Others.
Leading for prosecution of seven defendants running large scale commercial operation smuggling Tamils into and out of the UK over an extended period of time. Case arose out of concurrent investigations in UK, Germany and Holland. Arrests made in all countries but agreement after arrests that UK should be first to go to trial. Case required co-ordination of evidence and disclosure form all countries, including overseas intercept and surveillance material.
R v Franklin
Prosecution of private ambulance owner and volunteer first aider for sexually assaulting women under his care.
R v Vella and Hummerstone
Leading for prosecution in murder of victim inside his own flat after masked armed defendants broke in looking for drugs and money.
R v Adeboyega Adeniji. (Crown Court)
Conspiracy to Import Class A Drugs. Prosecuting counsel in case of major Class A drugs importations through Heathrow Airport spanning many years. Sentence of thirty years imprisonment imposed at conclusion of trial.
R v Graham, Fitzsimmons, Campbell and Quinn (Crown Court)
Conspiracy to Supply Explosives. Leading counsel in prosecution of serving Non Commissioned Officers in the British army stealing military grade plastic explosives along other munitions and selling them on to the criminal underworld in Scotland.
R v Jarvis & Evans (Crown Court)
Fraudulent Trading. Leading counsel in prosecution of company directors of large scale car sale businesses on charges of defrauding creditors.
R v Shilling, Langley, Shaw, Smith & McClune (Crown Court)
Conspiracy to Conceal Criminal Property. Leading counsel in the prosecution of organized crime. Theft of high value articulated lorries, industrial plant and machinery being taken to a remote farm location and disguised before onward sale through commercial auction houses.
Cornel Tirnaveanu 200600338 D3 SB (Court of Appeal)
Immigration Fraud. Leading counsel in prosecution of a bogus solicitor defrauding illegal entrants already inside the UK by puropting to obtain Britsh citizenship for them whilst in reality furnishing them with forged British passports and forged certificates of nationality. Evidence of witnesses called using “live link” from two different countries, transmitting from the British Consulatein Bucharest and the main mafia court in Rome directly into the Crown Court at Canterbury.
R v Edgar, Edgar & Edgar (Crown Court)
Conspiracy to Make Counterfeit Currency. Prosecution of highly sophisticated commercial operation to produce counterfeit £20 notes and counterfeit 50 euro notes.
R v Reppion (Crown Court)
Multiple Identity Fraud. Prosecution of fraudster operating thirty two identities with numerous linked bank and credit card accounts in each name.