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.
Since joining chambers in 2002 he has been involved in a number of notable cases including Douglas v Hello! and Interbrew SA v Financial Times Ltd.
Tony previously served as a Member of the International Panel of Advisers in the Appeal of Abdulbasset Al Megrahi (Lockerbie) at Camp Zeist, Holland and 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.