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
Chambers & Partners 2015:
Has a broad criminal practice covering a vast array of criminal offences. As a Grade 4 CPS prosecutor, he acts on cases of serious sexual assaults and violent crime. He also regularly appears on behalf of the defence.
Expertise: “He is good with all areas of criminal defence work.”
Qualifications and Appointments:
BA (Hons) Politics and Modern History: University of Mancherster
Diploma in Law: City University
Criminal Bar Association
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