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Anthony Bell - Regulatory & Licensing

Anthony is a recent addition to the Regulatory Group, though his Criminal practice has frequently involved cases of a regulatory nature. He has also been instructed in Police Discipline cases.

He is familiar with the forfeiture, confiscation and civil recovery provisions of POCA.

He acts as a Junior and as a Leading Junior. He lives in London and works mainly in London and the Midlands.

He is also a member of the Criminal Group.

Anthony is married with three children but still finds the time occasionally to watch Portsmouth FC.

Some regulatory or quasi-regulatory cases in which Anthony has appeared in the recent past have included:


Collins (2005 Liverpool Crown Court)
Red diesel fraud

Fitzpatrick & ots (2005 Lincoln Crown Court)
Long firm fraud involving the obtaining of large quantities of cut flowers through florists shops

Armstrong (2005-2006 Manchester Crown Court)
Time-share fraud

Sharma (2006 Wolverhampton Crown Court)
Operators licence case, prosecuted by VOSA

Doherty (2006 Warwick Crown Court)
Roofing fraud – prosecuted by Trading Standards

Bhutani (2007 Coventry Crown Court)
Providing legal advice and representation in immigration proceedings when not qualified

Sagoo & ots (2007 – 2011 Birmingham Crown Court)
Long-firm fraud and consequential appeal and confiscation proceedings

Murphy (2008 Birmingham Crown Court)
DBERR prosecution for Company insolvency offences

Sidhu (2009 Southwark Crown Court)
Perverting the course of justice / perjury – the Defendant was an interpreter and translator who had lied on oath about his dealings with a crooked local councilor

Hinder (2010 Birmingham Crown Court)
DBIS prosecution for obtaining credit while an undischarged bankrupt

Emiliou (2010 Birmingham Crown Court)
Prosecution brought by HMRC under the Working Tax Credits Act

Jackson (2010 Southwark Crown Court)
Prosecution by HSE after a worker drowned in River Thames. Case stopped at half-time, and prosecution appeal against ruling not proceeded with

Gallier (2010 Birmingham Crown Court)
DBIS prosecution for transferring assets whilst a bankrupt and failing to account to trustee in bankruptcy for loss of property

Evans & ots (2010 Bristol Crown Court)
Large scale defrauding of householders by pretending that building / repair works were necessary and / or had been carried out

R (2010-11 Birmingham Crown Court)
Car clamper prosecuted by Birmingham TSD for conspiracy to defraud

H & ots (2011 Birmingham Crown Court)
Laundering the proceeds of a very large construction industry tax fraud

 
QUALIFICATIONS


BA (Hons)

NOTABLE CASES


Choudhury [1996] 2 Cr.App.R 484 (VAT Act 1983 section 39(3) / drafting of Indictment)

Sookoo The Times, April 10, 2002 (Perverting the course of justice)

Bianco [2002] 1 Archbold News 2 (Duress – withdrawing defence from Jury)

Eubank [2002] 1 Cr.App.R.(S) 4 (Need for separate count alleging possession of firearm in Robbery Indictment when in issue)