Anthony Barnfather is one of the UK’s most pre-eminent and highly regarded white-collar and corporate crime solicitors, with extensive experience of defending individuals and businesses in complex cases.
He is regarded for his expertise at investigation stage and is praised by clients and peers for his technical expertise and tactical acumen – providing clear and prompt strategic advice to high profile individuals and corporates. His expertise includes tax investigations both civil and criminal, corporate fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, company internal investigations, cartel and price-fixing, extradition, competition (antitrust law) and corporate manslaughter. Many of his cases have a multi-jurisdictional element.
He has had notable success in some of the largest and high-profile cases brought by regulators including the SFO, CMA, HMRC, FCA and the HSE.
He founded Barnfather Solicitors in 2015 now focusses his niche practice on advising and acting for senior executive and non-executive board members, high-net-worth individuals and leading entrepreneurs involved in challenges to corporate governance regimes and regulatory investigations.
Anthony qualified as a solicitor in 1997 being offered partnership upon qualification. He joined Pannone in 1998 and was head of its 30-strong Regulatory Investigations team before the firm was acquired by Slater & Gordon.