Anthony Horsfall

Call To The Bar: 2022

Anthony Horsfall accepted an offer of Tenancy at Lincoln House Chambers in 2023. This followed the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Rick Holland.

Anthony has rapidly built a busy criminal practice across a broad range of Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court work. Anthony defended in several Crown Court trials during his pupillage, most recently securing acquittals in cases of attempted s.18 and threats with an offensive weapon in a private place. He has also acted as led junior in a historic grooming trial. Anthony regularly deals with sentences, bail applications and interlocutory hearings in the Crown Court, oftentimes covering for far more senior counsel in cases of the utmost seriousness. He has experience of issues regarding fitness to plead and stand trial.

Anthony’s work in the Magistrates’ Court has been similarly wide ranging. He is a Level 1 CPS prosecutor and has been instructed to prosecute and defend in cases of assault and domestic violence, sexual offences, drugs and offensive weapon offences. He has successfully deployed technical defences in a range of driving cases. His Magistrates’ Court work has also recently expanded into regulatory work, having been instructed to prosecute cases on behalf of the Insolvency Service and Information Commissioner’s Office.

During first six, he was exposed a broad spectrum of serious criminal cases. That included cases of murder (including at the Old Bailey), drugs importation, RASSO, financial crime and tax offences and breaches of data protection laws. He was regularly instructed to provide advice and legal research, most notably producing a short compendium on Mauritian Banking Regulations.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Anthony worked for a number of years at two “Magic Circle” law firms, where he specialised in risk management and anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance. He was graded “Outstanding” in the Bar Course and was Called to the Bar as a Middle Temple Major Scholar, having been awarded the Godfrey Heilpern QC Memorial Scholarship for a student from Greater Manchester.
Called 2022

King’s College London – History – Upper Second class
BPP – Graduate Diploma in Law – Commendation
BPP – Bar Course – Outstanding

Godfrey Heilpern QC Memorial Scholarship
BPP Certificate of Honour