Andrew is a highly respected leading Junior who has dealt with allegations of serious, organised and high profile crime. He prosecutes and defends in equal measure and his success has been built on an ability to marshal complex cases quickly whilst distilling and presenting the issues in an incisive manner; he is a forceful and persuasive jury advocate.
Andrew has extensive experience in homicide offences as a led Junior and drug, serious violence and fraud offences as a leading Junior. He has gained a sound understanding of scientific evidence namely, DNA, computers and mobile telephone analysis coupled with a wealth of experience in the forensic presentation of the same. He is recognised as a specialist in rape and difficult sexual offences.
More recently Andrew’s practice has centred on financial crime and he specialises in Money Service Business fraud, VAT fraud, insurance fraud, advance fee fraud, mortgage fraud, high value benefit fraud and money laundering together with the associated confiscation procedures. He has a particular interest in criminal aspects of intellectual property law namely, trademarks, copyright and all areas of trading standards.
Although based in London, Andrew is always pleased to receive instructions to appear in major court centres throughout the Country.
Andrew is a Grade 4 Crown Prosecution Service panel advocate and is a member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.
- Serious and complex crime (Including homicide and drugs)
- Business crime and fraud
- Rape and serious sexual offences
- Trading Standards
Appointments & Memberships
- Grays Inn, Fraud Lawyers Association
- Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
Led for the prosecution in a 10 handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs (2013)
R v DQ
Led for the defence in an 8 handed conspiracy to commit armed robberies (2013)
R v MS
Represented one of 6 defendants allegedly involved in a £100 million MSB fraud (2014)
R v AR and others
Represented one of 4 defendants charged with laundering the proceeds of crime through a MSB (2015)
Prosecution of a 4 handed kidnap, blackmail and possession of firearms case - the complainant was suffering from the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease (2015)
Manslaughter prosecution (2016)
Stranger rape prosecution committed whilst the defendant had absconded from a psychiatric unit. (2016)
Representing one of 12 defendants allegedly involved in a fraud on a clearing bank and its customers (current)
Representing one of 3 defendants allegedly involved in a clearing bank and courier fraud (current)
Education and Qualifications