Andrew Burrow Crime

Call: 2011


Andrew, a qualified South African attorney, has 17 years experience as a lawyer practicing in various fields of law. He practiced in a range of jurisdictions, including Johannesburg, London and The Hague, prior to being called to the Bar in 2011.

His background is as an employment lawyer in South Africa where he had a busy litigation practice and acted for unions and individual clients, particularly in the areas of unfair dismissal and collective bargaining. Employment forms the core of Andrew’s work at the Bar where he is regularly instructed in the Employment Tribunal on a wide range of claims, including unfair dismissal, unlawful deductions from wages and, increasingly, discrimination claims. He has undertaken several multi-day discrimination hearings. He is also expanding his practice into equal pay disputes and professional discipline.

He has accumulated significant experience in public international law from his time in the Office of the Prosecutor in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, as a Legal Assistant to an arbitrator at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and then as Legal Assistant to Defence counsel on two cases before the International Criminal Court. He continues to develop this area of his practice.

In addition, Andrew has been instructed regualrly before the First-Tier Tribunal in special educational needs appeals, as well as before Westminster Magistrates Court in extradition proceedings.


International Crime

Andrew has significant experience in public international law, including international criminal law and international arbitration. He has worked at, and appeared before, many of the international courts and tribunals, including the ICTY, Iran-US Claims Tribunal and the International Criminal Court. Most recently he has been a pro bono Legal Assistant on the Saif Al-Gaddafi case before the ICC.

He has also recently acted as a Consultant to the IBA's Human Rights Institute drawing on his experience to update its Manual on International Criminal Law, a major work used by the IBAHRI to train judges, prosecutors, diplomats and civil servants. This work was published in March 2014.

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