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Anthony Potter - Crime

Anthony joined Chambers in July 1998 having previously practised in London. He has prosecuted and defended the full range of Crown Court work across the Midlands and beyond. He tries to maintain a 50/50 balance between defence and prosecution work.

Anthony has been briefed in long running frauds, both on his own and with Leading Counsel and is familiar with the emands of good case management in cases of this nature. He is equally familiar with the skills required in mainstream criminal work encompassing offences of violence, from murder through to armed robbery, sexual assault and drugs supply.

In addition, Anthony has wide experience in HM Revenue & Customs, DTI and DWP prosecutions, encompassing advisory matters, trial work and complex confiscation and condemnation proceedings. Furthermore, he has been instructed on a number of occasions as 'Independent Counsel'.

Anthony has been instructed in licensing cases throughoutthe country, in front of a range of different tribunals.


BA (Wales)
Grays Inn Mooting Scholar


Criminal Bar Association




R v Todd & Others, 2007. (Midlands based conspiracy to supply Class ‘A’ drugs).

R v Watts, October 2006. (Company Director charged with False Accounting).

R v Hussain & Others, August 2006. (Large scale conspiracy to supply Class ‘A’ drugs across Midlands and North of England).

R v Rowbotham [2006] 2. Cr. App. R. (S.) 99 (Criteria to be applied under POCA confiscation regime).

R v Brooks & Others, July 2006. (Major tobacco smuggling conspiracy. HMRC Prosecution).

R v Curley & Young, February 2006. (Ltd Company cheating the Public Revenue. Complex Confiscation Proceedings.
HMRC Prosecution).

R v Lee, Pengelly & Barrows, April 2005. (Conspiracy to steal from large MOD base. Casework Directorate Prosecution).

R v Mclean, January 2005. (Series of armed robberies across the Midlands).

R v Ahmed, October 2004. (Missing trader fraud. Defence of LPC student).

R v Foxall, August 2004. (Large scale embezzlement by sub-postmaster).

R v Higgs, December 2003. (HGV driver charged with death by dangerous driving by virtue of dangerous state of vehicle).

R v Organ & Others, July 2001 (Major tobacco smuggling