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Bloom Street
M3 6AJ

Anthony Morris


Tony's experience encompasses murder, manslaughter, other violent offences, large scale drugs importation, drugs conspiracy serious sex cases including rape, gross sexual acts, historic sex abuse and sexual assault. He has led juniors in attempted murders and drugs conspiracies.

He has a reputation for excellent client care, both with instructing solicitors and defendants. Solicitors appreciate his early and comprehensive advices on how to approach each case; and lay clients, many of whom are more vulnerable adults, respond well to his empathetic and approachable manner.


Reported Cases

Notable Cases - Crime:

  • R v Barber : S.18, Dangerous Provisions
  • R v Bastick : Possession of Class A with Intent; issue small amount of heroin but very large amount of bulking agent, whether the R v Auton principles had any application to Class A drugs.
  • R v Bradley : S.18, defendant drove a car along the pavement injuring 20 people
  • R v Farid : Conspiracy t Supply Class A Drugs
  • R v Hall : VAT Fraud, said by the Crown to have been the largest importation of cigarettes to date
  • R v Astles : Death by Dangerous Driving
  • R v Bowers : Conspiracy to burgle and consequent car ringing
  • R v Costello : Robbery; issue facial mapping as the only evidence
  • R v Muzaffer : Acquittal in Attempted Murder, Possession of Firearm ith Intent
  • R v O'Sullivan : Possession of Firearms and Silencer
  • R v McClaren : Transportation of firearms between Manchester and Leeds; issues of voice identification
  • R v Walsh : Acquitted of Attempted Murder, convicted of S.47
  • R v Walker : Acquitted of Attempted Murder, convicted of S.18
  • R v Aitken : Fraud involving payment of high value cash by forged cheques
  • R v Applegate : Acquitted of Attempted Murder where evidence relied heavily on forensic evidence relating to the transference of blood

Notable Cases - Sexual Offences

  • (R v Farrar (2016) - Defended client charged with 41 child sexual abuse offences from 19 different girls. Press coverage
  • R v Love : Historic sexual abuse
  • R v Loader : Historic sexual abuse
  • R v Tyrell : Historic sexual abuse; issue successful excluded full confession
  • R v Alamgir : Acquittal for rape of a juvenile male seeking asylum in Local Authority care
  • R v Canning : Historic sexual abuse
  • R v Tweedale : Rape

Notable cases - Mental Health Crime

  • R v Atkinson : Arson with Intent to Endanger Life, mental health issues