Tony Burton

Consultant Solicitor | 020 8778 4455

I am a Consultant Solicitor specialising in Criminal Law. I was previously the senior partner at C R Burton & Co in Penge before joining Amphlett Lissimore in 2016. I have a wealth of experience across all aspects of Criminal Law from Murder to drug offences to sexual offences. I also have dealt with complex frauds and conspiracy cases.

I qualified as a Duty Solicitor in 2009 and regularly tend to criminal offences at the Police Station and also represent defendants at the Magistrates Court. As a litigator I carefully prepare cases that are dealt with in the Crown Court. I deal with each case on its own merit and understand that every situation, every case, and every client is different and so a one size fits all approach to criminal litigation just doesn’t work. So, in light of this, over the years I’ve learnt to adapt and tailor my approach depending on the client and their needs, in order to achieve the best possible outcome for them.

Throughout both my time as a solicitor and also my training, I’ve learnt how best to adapt my legal approach to vulnerable clients, and have a high level of experience in helping people with mental health issues.

Notable Cases

R v Y (2019) – Private banker accused of fraud by abuse of position.

R v B (2018) – Multiple charges of rape on children. The defendant chose not to attend his trial and remain in the cells. We had full instructions and continued the trial in his absence.

R v D (2018) – Rape. This case involved 2 young people and the issue was one of consent. This case highlighted the use of social media and the evidence it provided to obtain an acquittal.

R v G (2017) – Possession of a firearm with intent

R v G (2017) – Fraud of £1/2 million from legal firms

R v M (2016) – 4 handed Conspiracy to possess firearms with intent

R v R (2015) – People smuggling for exploitation. This case involved several Eastern European Countries and the smuggling of women. These women then married and also entered prostitution

R v G (2015) - £1.2million drug importation

R v F (2015) – The defendant attempted to murder two of his friends after hearing voices. He then went on to self-harm whilst in Custody and then Hospital. He had extreme mental health issues and this case involved meetings with his Doctors and then medical expert opinion. He was found Not Guilty by reason of Insanity.

R v S (2015) – Youth accused of murder

R v C (2014) – 2 year case involving fraudulent share dealings to facilitate illegal entry into the UK. Eventually the case was stayed against the defendant due to our Abuse of Process argument.

R v Kilcullen (2009) – Homophobic murder and attempted murder.


2016 - Prince2 Practitioner Certificate in Project Management

2009 - Duty Qualified

2008 - Qualified as a solicitor

2006 - LLB (Hons) 2:1


2016 - Present - Amphlett Lissimore – Consultant Solicitor

2007 - 2016 - C R Burton & Co – Trainee to Managing Partner

1990 - 2007 - Barristers Clerk, attended University in the evenings

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