Anthony Johnston Crime

Call: 1993


Anthony has practised in Birmingham throughout his professional life, starting at 1 Fountain Court before moving to St Philips following the merger of those two sets in 2002.

Anthony now practices predominantly in the fields of employment and personal injury, in which he undertakes a wide variety of work, as well as acting for claimants in civil actions against both police and prison authorities. The Legal 500 2010, note him to be the ultimate professional and ideal counsel for those complex matters that just need that something extra. In addition to these core areas of his practice, Anthony also continues to undertake some criminal work, something which he has done throughout his time at the Bar, having particular experience in defending in cases involving serious sexual offences.

Anthony is fluent in written and spoken Italian, having previously lived and worked in Italy.

He also has a good working knowledge of French and Spanish, having studied the former to A-Level

What the directories say:

“The ultimate professional and the ideal counsel for those complex matters that just need that something extra.”   The Legal 500 2010

Reported Cases:

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v Westwood UKEAT/0032/09

Qualifications and Appointments:

Bromsgrove School
BA (Hons) Cantab (Magdalene College, Law)


Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Law Bar Association

Organised Crime and Terrorism

Anthony has experience of both prosecuting and defending in multi-handed cases involving allegations of money laundering, duty evasion, handling stolen goods and the supply of Class A drugs.

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Serious Sexual Offences

Anthony has substantial experience of defending in cases involving serious allegations of a sexual nature, including allegations of rape committed against both males and females and against both adults and children. He has also acted for the defence in numerous cases involving allegations of recent and/or historic sexual abuse of children and in cases involving the making and distribution of indecent images.

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