Mr Anthony Abell BL

Barrister at Law

Qualified: 1977 London

Qualified to practice in:

  • England and Wales

Areas of Expertise:

  • Criminal Law
  • Fraud
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Sexual Offences

Languages Spoken:

  • English

About Anthony

Anthony Abell specialises in cases of serious crime with an emphasis on fraud.

By way of example, he has led for the defence in a lengthy Serious Fraud Office prosecution. He recently defended, as a junior, a solicitor charged with fraud on the Legal Aid Board, and thefts from the client account. He has led for the prosecution in several fraud trials, including mortgage fraud. He has defended and prosecuted several fraudulent trading cases. He has experience of Inland Revenue frauds.

Anthony also regularly acts in cases of murder, manslaughter, rape, armed robbery, perverting the course of justice, drugs manufacture, importation and supply

Cases of Note

  • 2009R v Sami & Ors-

    Anthony Abell and Quentin Hunt have concluded the successful prosecution of R v Sami and others at Snaresbrook Crown Court; convictions were gained against all defendants in a tax evasion and mortgage fraud case known to be the largest direct taxation fraud ever prosecuted by the Inland Revenue.

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Work Experience

  • 1977 - Present


    Crime: R v Botham & Ors R v Chandler R v Virgo R v Hall & Ors R v Patel & Gliz Fraud: R v Feld R v Westwood R v Conlon R v Ash & Ors R v Wilkins R v Furer & Another R v Paris & Ors R v Pearlberg & Ors Murder & Manslaughter: R v Jones & Ors R v Guerreller R v Varathadasan R v Thompson & Ors R v Bailey


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    LLB (Hons)

Judicial Posts Held

  • From: January 2003
    To: Current


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Instructions accepted

  • From solicitors
  • From professional bodies
  • Privately funded work
  • Publicly funded work

Governing Body

  • Bar Council of England and Wales


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