Anthony studied mathematics at Durham University before converting to law and undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Nottingham Law School. Returning to the North East for pupillage, Anthony was supervised by Joanne Kidd and Richard Bennett.
Why Should a solicitor Choose Me?
Anthony undertook an entirely criminal law pupillage, during which he gained invaluable experience drafting legal arguments and opinions covering all areas of criminal and regulatory litigation. He has had experience of proceedings across the full range of criminal courts from the Magistrates’ Courts, Youth Court and Crown Court.
Anthony combines a logical approach to the law with a realistic, client-focused attitude. Anthony is a CPS Grade 1 prosecutor and undertakes both prosecution and defence work in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Courts. He also accepts instructions for probation breaches, taxi licencing appeals and proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).
Anthony has been described by his colleagues and local solicitors as conscientious, helpful and well-prepared. He looks forward to the up-coming challenges of developing a criminal practice in the North East.
Prior to the BPTC Anthony worked as a legal clerk in the fraud department of a regional criminal defence firm, primarily dealing with POCA/confiscation proceedings. He also acted as a fully accredited police station representative. This combination gives him an excellent understanding of the pre-court and post-conviction criminal process to add to his increasing trial experience.
BPTC. Nottingham Law School: Very Competent
GDL. Nottingham Law School: Distinction
MMath. Durham University: First Class
Regulatory and Criminal
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn, 2016-17)
Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn, 2016-17)
Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Nottingham Law School 2016-17)
Wolfson Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn, 2017-18)
Bursary Award for Excellence in Advocacy (Criminal Bar Association, 2017-18)