Tony is an Associate Member of 5RB, but is not authorised to practice in England & Wales.
Known professionally as A.T.H. Smith, Tony is a Professor of Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Government Relations) at Victoria University of Wellington. From 2015-2016 he was the Arthur Goodhart Professor of Law at Cambridge University.
Tony is a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. Previously, he was the Director of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law; Cambridge University Professor of Criminal and Public Laws and is the author or joint author of various books including Arlidge, Eady and Smith on Contempt and an asknowledged expert on that area of law.
Tony previously served as a member of an international panel of advisers to Abdulbasset Al Megrahi (Lockerbie) for Mr Megrahi’s appeal against conviction at Camp Zeist, Holland. He has also held positions on the Editorial Boards of the Criminal Law Review, Cambridge Law Journal and Journal of Financial Crime.
He was also Chairman of the Committee of Heads of University Law Schools and lectures at Cambridge, City University and in Paris.