Anthony Davis

Tony Davis practises in all areas of serious criminal law and is recognised as an experienced member of the criminal team.

He is regularly instructed by some of the top criminal firms in the North Eastern Circuit particularly in large-scale investigations into organised criminal organisations which result in multi-count indictments alleging conspiracy to supply/importation and distribution of illegal drugs.

Tony is often instructed as leading or led Junior in serious matters involving homicide.

He has developed strong expertise in money laundering and lifestyle offences whether alleged against corporate bodies or individual offenders. He has been involved in many of the important proceeds of crime cases heard in the North East prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office some of which have resulted in landmark Court of Appeal decisions.

Tony has a particular interest in all aspects of telecommunication evidence and offences. He has undertaken many cases involving allegations of historical sexual abuse and has continued to develop specialism in the mental health area particularly where cases involve young defendants with psychiatric difficulties.

Tony also accepts instructions involving Regulatory Law.

Tony has co-authored the following books:

The Oath (Hodder 1999)

Hung Jury (Hodder 1998)

Abuse of Process (Hodder 1997)

The Right to Silence (Hodder 1996)

Anthony Davis is a well-regarded junior who wins praise for his impressive criminal practice. He regularly acts for defendants facing serious charges, such as homicide, conspiracy to supply and money laundering.

Chambers and Partners 2024

Recommendations and client feedback

Chambers and Partners 2024

‘Mr Davis is an excellent all-round performer and is extremely user-friendly for both solicitors and clients.’

The Legal 500 2024

‘His ability to establish and build upon a rapport with his tribunal, judge and jury is first class. His cross-examinations are always fearless.’

Chambers and Partners 2023

“Anthony is an astute lawyer who is very capable.””He is a good and shrewd performer.””He is a very experienced and able advocate.”

The Legal 500 2023

‘Anthony is an exceptional trial barrister. He has the respect of the judiciary.’

The Legal 500 2021/2022

The Legal 500 2021/2022

‘An excellent advocate with considerable tactical acumen and a large and loyal following.’

The Legal 500 2020

‘An experienced criminal junior. ‘

The Legal 500 2019

‘Noted for his expertise in money laundering cases.’


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