Acts exclusively for the defence in multi-handed drug and violent crime cases.
Tony is a specialist in criminal defence. He combines compelling and persuasive advocacy with excellent judgment and a down-to-earth manner which is very successful with juries. A charismatic trial advocate with a significant courtroom presence, he is much sought after by both solicitors and clients.
Tony has acted as both leading junior and led junior.
Notable Crime cases
R v Rhys Bob  Wood Green Crown Court.
Operation Tarori, which was a multi-handed county lines Class A drug conspiracy. At the first trial, Tony achieved a hung jury, as was the case in the subsequent retrial, forcing the prosecution to finally offer no evidence and not guilty verdicts to be entered.
R v P  Southwark Crown Court.
This was a major Class A drug “Chemsex” case which operated from a flat in Bayswater.
R v. Olival and ors. [2019/20]
Operation Radar involved some 21 defendants in three OCG’s that were in a conspiracy to supply and distribute high purity class A controlled drugs, namely Cocaine and Heroin, into the Lincolnshire area from South Yorkshire and Essex. Tony’s client was the only one to be acquitted after trial.
R v Hassan Nazir  Luton Crown Court.
Possession of firearm and drugs
R v MM  Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Gang stabbing of a fifteen-year-old, who fortunately escaped serious injury. Although the defendant, who was a youth himself, was convicted after trial, Tony managed to persuade the judge to pass a non-custodial sentence.
R v Marlon Dale  Wood Green Crown Court.
Gang related stabbing of a schoolboy as he left school. Evidence involved “Drill videos”.
R v Louis Adherne  Maidstone Crown Court.
Aggravated Burglary of a gated luxury apartment block, where the defendants were disguised as police officers in order to gain entry.