Andrew Green

Andrew Green
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Phone: 01244 323 070

Year of call: 1992

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“Andrew understands difficult and document heavy cases quickly and is able to provide professional and sensible advice in a straight forward manner.

His professional and approachable manner engages clients at an early stage. His industrious, hands-on style keeps clients engaged throughout the case.

He is an extremely effective advocate who gets to the very heart of the issue and performs with confidence under pressure.”

Jennifer Capelen
Cyfreithiwr / Solicitor
Legal, HR and Democratic Services.

Andrew is a Criminal and Regulatory barrister.

Andrew read Law at The University of Sheffield and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1992.


Criminal Bar Association


  • Crime

    Andrew defends and prosecutes all categories of serious crime including; rape, historical sexual abuse and domestic violence, computer crime, arson, serious assaults, fraud, armed robbery, drugs importation and distribution and public order offences.

    Andrew has been a Category 4 Prosecutor since 2003 and is a member of the Specialist Rape Panel. He provides training for the College of Policing (formerly NPIA) in relation to Surveillance and RIPA including Authorising Officers and Covert Human Intelligence Sources. Training is provided for officers to up to and including the rank of Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable.


    R v H [2016] – Successfully defended a police officer charged with harassment of his former partner who is also a serving police officer. Deployed a legal argument that resulted in the prosecution abandoning the case and offering no evidence. Also successfully avoided the imposition of a restraining order. The result maximised the client’s chances of resuming normal duties and placed him in the best position for any professional standards enquiry.

    R v Emery [2016] –Prosecuted historic rape case, the defendant received a 20-year sentence

    R v Daly [2014] – Conspiracy to supply class A drugs

    R v Gordon [2014] – Rape. Very young complainants.

    R v Williams [2014] – Large multi-handed public order violence.

    R v Higgins [2014] – Computer sex case. Defendant with complex medical history.

    R v Coppack [2014] – Rape. Domestic and relationship.

    R v Swift [2014] – Historical multiple chld rapes.

    R v Williams [2013] – Rape – Defending young client ADHD – multiple complainants

    R v Bennett [2012] – Arson – Defending – complex psychiatric issues

    R v Butler [2012]– Rape – Defending – young client, low IQ – multiple complainants

    R v McKellar and Ford [2012] – Father & son multi-complainant familial & relationship historical rapes

    R v Styles [2012] – Armed robbery – firearms – substantial cell-site mobile phone evidence and PII issues. Organised crime.

    R v Dykes and Norbury [2011] – Blackmail – covert surveillance

    R v Watson [2009] – Judicial Review, rape case involving youth

    R v Ferguson [2009] – Murder (Prosecution junior) – domestic violence

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  • Regulatory

    Andrew is developing a special interest in regulatory crime and in particular Health and Safety cases.


    R v Sanders Machinery [2014] – Successfully prosecuted as leading junior for Denbighshire County Council. Lengthy trial. Health and Safety. Fatality in the workplace. Complex technical issues involving experts on both sides. Split-rim wheel explosion at machinery and stock yard. See testimonial below.

    R v Batley [2014] – Trademarks trading standards case.

    R v Ashmore [2014] – Trademarks trading standards case.

    R v Faulkner [2014] – Fisheries and Environmental regulatory offense.

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  • Fraud - Criminal


    R v Clancy [2014] – Large multi-handed cash for crash fraud. Extensive phone evidence

    R v Ashmore [2014] – Trademarks trading standards case.

    R v White [2014] – Benefits fraud.

    R v Edwards [2014] – Fuel cards fraud.

    R v Jones – [2010] – Mortgage fraud – Defending mortgage adviser at centre of fraud – substantial documentary exhibits – VHCC

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