Andrew has experience in criminal, civil and regulatory matters.
He defends and prosecutes and has appeared in cases involving dishonesty, violence, drugs, sexual offences, proceeds of crime and road traffic offences as well as in contractual claims and disputes relating to the breach of civil injunctions. He has also acted in cases involving Companies Act offences, and in forfeiture proceedings.
As a member of the junior junior civil panel Andrew has advised regulators such as Ofqual, the examinations regulator, and has experience undertaking work for the Government Legal Department in relation to immigration appeals.
Andrew has also acted as disclosure counsel for organisations such as the SFO.
Prior to joining Chambers Andrew worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh. He maintains an academic interest in the law – most recently co-authoring the latest update to Arlidge on Fraud.
Andrew is also qualified to work with clients on a Direct Access basis.
Recent cases include:
- R v X (2018) Client received community order for Robbery
- R v X (2018) Client acquitted of threat to kill and ABH
- R v X (2018) Client acquitted of theft
- R v X (2018) Crown offer no evidence on possession of bladed article after legal argument
- R v X (2018) Client received suspended sentence for theft from employer.
- R v X (2018) Client received suspended sentence for various money laundering offences.
- R v X (2018) Client acquitted on appeal against conviction in theft case.
- R v X (2018) Client received a suspended sentence for circa £64k fraud.
- R v X (2018) Client acquitted by majority verdict of going equipped for theft.
- R v X (2018) Client acquitted of ‘stalking causing serious alarm or distress’ after a submission of no case to answer.
- R v X (a child) (2018) Appearing in a sentencing hearing for a client convicted of robbery: youth rehabilitation order.
- R v X (2017) Appearing in a sentencing hearing for a client convicted of money laundering: suspended sentence.
- R v X (2017) Appearing in a sentencing hearing for a client convicted of possessing indecent images of children: suspended sentence.
- R v X (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 X (2017) Client was acquitted of two charges of assault due to discrepancies identified in witness accounts.
- R v X (2017) Successful second bail application for a client charged with several counts of sexual assault.
- R v X (2017) Client acquitted of failing to give driver details after trial.
- R v X (2017) Client acquitted of ‘inconsiderate driving.’
Publications, Lectures and Training
Recent cases include:
- A v D (2017) Trial involving 14 contested breaches of an injunction order, 2 found unproved, client received suspended sentence. Successful application to amend injunction after trial.
- L v S (2017) Business owner’s injunction amended post trial after legal argument.
- H v A (2017) Successful 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) Successful submission that injunction was not drafted precisely enough to found breach proceedings.
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
Criminal Finances Act 2017 (January 2018 update): co-author with Michael Goodwin