Antonie is a specialist criminal practitioner, instructed by defence and prosecution in cases of the utmost seriousness: murder, manslaughter, causing death when driving, child cruelty, sexual crime, firearms offences, riot and drugs offences.
He is experienced in cases of high complexity such as commercial fraud, VAT fraud, MTIC fraud and confiscation proceedings.
Antonie is an approved VHCC panel advocate, a Grade 4 CPS prosecutor and a Serious Sexual Crimes panel member.
Antonie has prosecuted for the Department of Work and Pensions, and has defended Health and Safety, Trading Standards and other regulatory cases.
He is an approved Pupil supervisor.
He is approved to accept direct access instructions.
"Antonie is a very good barrister." "He is a solid performer and a good advocate."
Chambers UK 2023
Ranked in Band 2 Crime (Midlands)
Chambers UK 2022
“He is a robust and able barrister who is adept at fighting his corner, easy to get on with and has a good sense of humour.”
Chambers UK 2021
“An excellent barrister.”
Chambers UK 2020
“A class act who I would be happy to have defending me.” “A difficult opponent and a safe pair of hands for his client.”
Chambers UK 2019
‘Very experienced in complex criminal cases.’
Legal 500 2019
Represented SK, one of the 11 Birmingham ‘terrorists’: He received the lowest sentence of all defendants.
MTIC Fraud alleging evasion of 21m VAT
Represented MK, one of 30 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs in Shropshire and Birmingham: He received the lowest sentence of all the defendants.Represented MK, one of 30 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs in Shropshire and Birmingham: He received the lowest sentence of all the defendants.
Tobacco importation fraud alleging evasion of 4m of VAT
Represented OG, charged with robbery on two separate indictments: acquitted of all charges.
Represented AB, charged with kidnapping and (successfully) demanding a ransom for a Coventry man: acquitted of all charges.
R v Greatrex (David Anthony) sub nom. Bates (Jason Alan)  1 Cr.App.R 126 (joint enterprise murder)
R v White (Andre Barrington)  148 S.J 300 (Rape, cross examination by accused, s.34 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999