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Andrew Herd

Andrew Herd

Call: 2015

Andrew has experience representing clients in both criminal and civil matters. He has appeared in cases involving dishonesty, violence, drugs, sexual offences and road traffic offences as well as in contractual claims and housing law disputes. He has also provided advice in relation to tax liability.

Before joining chambers, Andrew worked as a paralegal in the civil litigation department of an international firm of solicitors where he assisted with the defence of clients who were being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office and Competition and Markets Authority. Prior to this he worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh.


Recent cases include:

  • R v B (2017) Appearing in a sentencing hearing for a client convicted of money laundering: suspended sentence.
  • R v C (2017) Appearing in a sentencing hearing for a client convicted of possessing indecent images of children: suspended sentence.
  • R v R (2017) Acting for the defendant in a multi-handed public order trial who was acquitted after a submission of no case to answer.
  • R v B (2017) Client was acquitted of two charges of assault due to discrepancies identified in witness accounts.
  • R v M (2017) Successful second bail application for a client charged with several counts of sexual assault.
  • R v B (2017) Client acquitted of failing to give driver details after trial.
  • R v A (2017) Client acquitted of ‘inconsiderate driving.’
  • R v B (2017) Ongoing representation for a client with amnesia, accused of £68k fraud, fitness to plead contested.


Recent cases include:

  • H v A (2017) Successful circa £5k claim in damages for breach of contract
  • L v A (2017) Client held not to have breached his injunction after an identification made by a police officer was undermined in cross examination.
  • L v N (2017) Court held that injunction was not drafted precisely enough to found breach proceedings after legal argument.

Publications, Lectures and Training


Brexit and Money Laundering Regulation: co-author with Michael Goodwin and Leila Chaker

Book Review of Forbes: The Institutes of the Law of Scotland: Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 18, pp 300 – 301, May 2014


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LLM by Research, University of Edinburgh, Distinction

LLB (Hons), University of Aberdeen, First Class



Professional Appointments

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CPS Grade 1 Prosecutor


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Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association Advocacy Competition (2016), Winner

Harmsworth Scholarship (Middle Temple)

Edinburgh Legal Education Trust, LLM by Research Scholarship