Tony Ventham

Call 1990

"Tony always defends, and goes the extra mile for his clients, both lay and professional."


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 [2018] 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 [2018] 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 [2019] Luton Crown Court.

Possession of firearm and drugs

R v MM [2019] 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 [2019] Wood Green Crown Court.

Gang related stabbing of a schoolboy as he left school. Evidence involved “Drill videos”.

R v Louis Adherne [2020] Maidstone Crown Court.

Aggravated Burglary of a gated luxury apartment block, where the defendants were disguised as police officers in order to gain entry.

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Economics, London School of Economics.

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Haldane Society

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