Anthony Berry KC > 9BR Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

9BR Chambers
11/12 South Square, Gray's Inn


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


Downside School

Lincoln College, Oxford

College of Law, London

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Anthony Berry KC – 9BR Chambers ‘Tony is a brilliant advocate who can, with charm, destroy the credibility of witnesses and win over juries with eloquent advocacy.’

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.