Viewing: Crime for Anthony Bell

Anthony has a criminal defence practice including serious fraud of all descriptions, drugs conspiracies, money laundering, murder, rape, firearms and large-scale disorder. He is familiar with the forfeiture, confiscation and civil recovery provisions of POCA. His cases are prosecuted by all the principle prosecuting authorities. He acts as a Junior and as a Leading Junior. He works mainly in London and the Midlands. He is also a member of the regulatory group.
He is married with three children but still finds the time occasionally to watch Portsmouth FC.
Some of the more serious cases in which Anthony has appeared in the recent past have included:
Notable Cases
S and ots (2007 – 2013 Birmingham Crown Court / Court of Appeal)
Long-firm fraud and consequential confiscation proceedings and appeals.
B (2009 Reading Crown Court)
Murder by stabbing in Reading town centre. Unled and without a Junior.
J (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.
R (2010-12 Birmingham Crown Court)
Car clamper prosecuted for conspiracy to defraud, consequential confiscation proceedings.
H and ots (2011 Birmingham Crown Court)
Laundering the proceeds of a very large construction industry tax fraud.
M (2011 Isleworth Crown Court)
Conspiracy to import 50m of cannabis
B (2012 CCC)
Murder and subsequent hiding of body. Leading Junior.
K (2013 Birmingham)
Rape allegations against Defendant previously found unfit to stand trial.
B (2013-2015 Mold)
Drugs conspiracy. Issues of A-G’s consent to prosecute
C (2014-2017 Southwark)
Insider Trading
S (2015 Birmingham)
Conspiracy to supply firearms
R (2016 Warwick)
Murder
N (2016 Court of Appeal)
CCRC confiscation reference
A (2016 – 2018 CCC)
Computer hacking
P (2016-2017 Worcester)
Fraudulent variation of will
R (2017 Woolwich)
Duty fraud (tobacco and cigarettes)
B (2017 Wolverhampton)
Allegation of supply of drugs by soldier to friend who died
B (2017-2018 Warwick)
Conspiracy to import firearms
S (2017 Wolverhampton)
Allegation of rape against serving soldier
T (2018-2019 Birmingham)
Conspiracy to import cigarettes and tobacco
R (2018-2019 Wolverhampton)
Failing to deal properly with asbestos
L (2018-2019 Isleworth)
Importing rare birds eggs into UK
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
Sagoo [2014] 2 W.L.R. 233
Confiscation – delay, apportionment
Neuberg (Karen) (No 2) [2017] 4 W.L.R. 58
CCRC reference re pre-Waya confiscation order
Memberships
Midland Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Press
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 1 Archbold News 2
2002
Duress – withdrawing defence from Jury
Eubank 1 Cr.App.R.(S) 4
2002
Need for separate count alleging possession of firearm in Robbery Indictment when in issue
Sagoo 2 W.L.R. 233
2014
Confiscation – delay, apportionment