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Anthony Burton CBE

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Simons Muirhead & Burton

Work Department

General Crime/Financial Crime, Civil Fraud & Regulatory

Position

Anthony Burton CBE is a partner and co-head of the Crime and Regulatory department.

Career

Anthony has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of the criminal law. His notable cases  include Operation Julie, R v Maxwell (Robert Maxwell case),  Ordtec, the application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission of the Conviction of the late Stephen Ward (The Profumo Affair), the IRA Brighton bombing case, and Operation Midland and Operation Weeting (News of the World phone hacking), and Tesco. He has represented many high profile persons and celebrities.

Languages

French.

Member

Fraud Lawyers Association, Law Society; Council of Justice, Chair of the Death Penalty Project.

Education

Trained College of Law; qualified 1972; partner 1976. Recorder of Crown Court 1999-2017; Higher Court Advocacy Rights (Crime).

Leisure

Chairman of the Board of the Royal Court Theatre, Groucho Club, Chelsea Arts Club, theatre/cinema/reading.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Anthony Burton CBE - Simons Muirhead & Burton

Within: Crime: general

Simons Muirhead & Burton's crime team is jointly led by Anthony Burton CBE and Philip Smith. The firm is well-known for acting for high-net-worth individuals and celebrities across a range of sensitive cases. Recent work for the group includes sexual assault cases, murder, bribery, armed robbery, media-related criminal law, theft and drug offences.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Simons Muirhead & Burton advises clients on bribery, corruption, money laundering, sanctions and financial fraud cases. The firm is seeing an increase in instructions relating to pre-charge and  pre-investigation advice. It represents clients in criminal and civil courts and also in SFO investigations. Co-head of team Anthony Burton CBE is particularly adept at handling financial crime matters. Philip Smith, who also heads the team, focuses on corruption, public inquiries and money laundering.

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