Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey Colour

Email: sheffield.clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0114 273 8951

Year of call: 1997

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Andrew studied Law at Sheffield University and moved onto Bar School at the Inns of Court school of Law. He is a member of Lincoln’s Inn and competed in the final of the Mooting Competition that year. He was called to the bar in 1997 and took up an offer of pupillage from Paradise Chambers in Sheffield. He was made a tenant the year after and has practised from a base in Sheffield ever since. He practises in all areas of criminal law including serious fraud.

Expertise

  • Crime

    Andrew is a trial advocate specialising in Criminal Advocacy. He is often given the most difficult cases and Defendants to represent. He is known as a good communicator with Defendants. He has a particular wealth of experience in serious sexual cases although he is experienced in all types of criminal work.

    Andrew has built up a large practice in Grimsby Crown Court and is one of the most regular attenders there. He also works in Sheffield, Hull and Lincoln. He regularly undertakes the most serious types of criminal case. He has been led in Murder cases many times, has acted as a leading junior on occasions and commonly undertakes cases involving: sexual offences, armed robbery, death and serious injury due to driving, drugs conspiracy, wounding/GBH with intent and also more straight forward criminal matters.

    He has presented lectures for Chambers, most recently on the subject of abuse of process cases.

    Andrew is a Grade 3 Prosecutor and is accredited to prosecute rape cases.

    R v W, 2014

    Represented the first Defendant as a leading junior in a nine-week, eight Defendant red diesel fraud where the loss to the revenue was said to be many millions of pounds. The case also involved a further conspiracy concerning multiple fake companies. This was a complex case with more than 10,000 pages of served evidence.

    R v S, 2014

    Defendant and son had committed serious sexual offences including rape over many years upon their daughter and sister respectively.

    R v G, R v P: 2012

    Led junior in two Murder cases that year. The first involved a multiple defendant Murder involving the killing of one of the dealers of a drugs gang by the gang members. His dismembered body parts were recovered in numerous different waterways across Lincolnshire. The second matter involved representing a young man with learning difficulties alleged to have committed murder and then sought to destroy the evidence by setting fire to the house containing the deceased. The defendant was acquitted.

    R v W, 2013

    Defendant charged with Manslaughter. Leading junior in a case involving a fight between two young men where the deceased was allegedly struck to the head with a knuckleduster.

    R v D & W, 2013

    Prosecuted two Defendants in a serious example of wounding with intent where a vulnerable victim was set upon by two of her acquaintances in the flat of one of them using weapons and over a prolonged period.
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  • Fraud - Criminal

    Andrew is both a criminal law and a fraud specialist. He is regularly instructed to defend and prosecute in fraud cases. He has very recently defended as a leading junior in a long and complex red diesel/companies fraud.

    R v W, 2014

    Represented the first Defendant as a leading junior in a nine-week, eight Defendant red diesel fraud where the loss to the revenue was said to be many millions of pounds. The case also involved a further conspiracy concerning multiple fake companies. This was a complex case with more than 10,000 pages of served evidence.

    R v M, 2013

    Defendant was a manager of a nursery and had allegedly taken many thousands of pounds using a complicated system designed to avoid detection. A considerable volume of unused material was assimilated and used to create a defence bundle to present to witnesses to refute the crown’s case.

    R v W, 2012

    Prosecuted a Defendant charged with stealing the life savings of his mother by taking over her affairs through dishonestly achieving a power of attorney and then draining her bank accounts completely.
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