Anthony Berry KC > 9BR Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile
11/12 South Square, Gray's Inn
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Anthony Berry KC
A heavy criminal practice with a predominance of defence work. In recent years he has concentrated on murder and fraud although he has undertaken cases involving serious sexual crime, drug importations and conspiracies as well as election fraud. He is experienced in conducting high profile cases.
Since taking silk in 1994, he has established a heavyweight criminal practice, mainly in London. He appeared for one of the hijackers in the Stansted hijacking case (Old Bailey) as well as the two-year trial known as the Jubilee Line Extension Fraud (Old Bailey).
He appeared in the High Court of Malawi, instructed by the DPP, to prosecute the Vice President for Conspiracy to Murder the President as well as Treason by planning to overthrow the Government by murdering members of the Cabinet.
Anthony is also a tenant at 7 Harrington Street Chambers (Liverpool)
Called 1976; Silk 1994
Head of Chambers, 1999 to 2016
Head of Head of Chambers Committee, England and Wales, 2005-2012
Recorder of Crown Court, 1995-2005
Master of the Bench, Gray’s Inn
Former member of the General Council of The Bar
Former Secretary, Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales
Member of Panel of Advocates at the International Criminal Court
Criminal Bar Association (Former Secretary)
International Bar Association
European Criminal Bar Association
Association of Commonwealth Lawyers
Association of Military Court Advocates
Lincoln College, Oxford
College of Law, London
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3
With ‘excellent range of counsel for general and serious crime’, the set at 9BR defend and prosecute on a full range of serious crime matters, from murder and sexual offences to trafficking and modern slavery. Anthony Berry KC defended in a concerned the stabbing of an NHS worker during the COVID-19 lockdown. Abbas Lakha KC represented an alleged Swedish hitman accused of the Christmas Eve contract killing of a drug trade rival. Jane Bickerstaff KC is representing Louis Saha Matturie (no relation to the former Fulham striker), who is accused alongside Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy of committing multiple counts of rape.