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Chambers of Steven Kay QC
9 Bedford Row


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)

R v J, 2021

Representing one of three defendants charged with murder and arson following drugs feud. The victim was doused in petrol and set alight. Trial lasted 10 weeks. Preston Crown Court.

R v S, 2020

Represented one of five defendants charged with murder. Defendants travelled from Southampton to Wakefield to retrieve property from deceased. Leeds Crown Court.

R v F, 2019

Defended man for strangling his partner and then stabbing her twenty times in heart and neck. Wolverhampton Crown Court.

R v U, 2019

Client acquitted of Murder of a boy at a Brixton youth club.  Convicted of Manslaughter as alternative. Central Criminal Court.

R v A, 2019

Defended youth for murder of a drug dealer who had been lured to his girlfriend’s home. St. Albans Crown Court.

R v BW, 2018 & 2019

Defended a head gamekeeper of a shooting estate in North Wales who was tried for manslaughter by reason of gross negligence. A semi automatic shotgun that was carried in his vehicle went off, killing another gamekeeper seated in the rear. The jury were unable to agree on the first trial. Caernarfon Crown Court.

R v LM, 2018

Defended a young man charged with murder. He was said to be a member of a Manchester gang which hunted down members of a Moss Side gang and attacked them with knives. Serious injuries were sustained and one young man was killed. LM ran the defence of alibi. Manchester Crown Court



Called 1976; Silk 1994; Bencher, Gray’s Inn, London.


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, Association of Fraud Lawyers.



Downside School; Lincoln College, Oxford (BA Philosophy and Psychology).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Anthony Berry QC9 Bedford RowA very impressive and eloquent trial advocate. His advocacy is first class and he has a wonderful manner with the jury. He is a very commanding presence in court and his ability to distil complex legal and factual issues rapidly, succinctly and persuasively is one of his very best attributes.