Andrew is a well-established practitioner in criminal law. He has been ranked consistently in Band 1 of Chambers & Partners. He is an “across the board” advocate: if the case involves an infringement of the criminal law, then he will undertake it to the best of his ability. His experience ranges from so-called “simple” cases of dishonesty to sophisticated fraud involving Bills of Exchange; from factually uncomplicated assaults to child homicide involving complex medical evidence.
He has regularly been instructed to defend and to prosecute in all types of sexual offences, frequently involving child witnesses. He has defended and prosecuted police officers and public body officials charged with misconduct in public office. Drugs cases frequently come his way. He prosecuted successfully a six-handed conspiracy to import cocaine and cannabis worth in excess of £40 million; he has defended in comparable cases.
He is a Grade 4 Prosecutor.
Andrew regards the existence of a duel practice as essential: this allows objectivity to be preserved and a calm approach to the evidence to flourish.
Andrew has a keen eye for developments in the law and appeared in the recent case of R v Ibrahim  2 Cr App R 32, where the law relating to hearsay and the right to a fair trial was extensively reviewed
What the Directories Say:
- “He is a formidable opponent with a wealth of experience.” – Chambers UK 2019
- “He is good with all areas of criminal defence work.” – Chambers UK
Qualifications and Appointments:
- BA (Hons) Politics and Modern History: University of Mancherster
- Diploma in Law: City University
- Bar Finals
- Criminal Bar Association
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Homicide (Murder and Manslaughter)
Andrew has been involved in all types of homocide cases: gang killings, gangland killings, child killings ( with complex medical evidence on brain injuries). He has experience of street fighting leading to death through subdural haematoma and other injuries. Experience of and capability to deal with complicated scientific (eg.DNA) evidence and pathological evidence. Andrew also has experience in somewhat obscure fields such as gait analysis.+ Add to Brochure