“Head of the crime group and a leading silk who possesses an in-depth knowledge of all areas of criminal law. He continues to act in all areas of serious and complex crime, and has extensive experience of handling homicides, large-scale drug importations and historic sex allegations.” Chambers & Partners 2019
Strengths: “He has a very good grasp of the details and good client-handling skills.” Chambers & Partners 2018
“Eloquent yet concise, and instils complete confidence in clients.” “Recommended for heavyweight murder and fraud cases.” Legal 500 2017
“Head of the Crime group and a leading silk who possesses an in-depth knowledge of all areas of criminal law. He continues to act in all areas of serious and complex crime, and has extensive experience of handling homicides, large-scale drug importations and historic sex allegations“.
Strengths: “He has consistently provided an excellent service and has a very good bedside manner”. “He has a very good grasp of the details and is able to win over very difficult clients. His presence in court is exactly what you would expect from a top silk“. Chambers & Partners 2017
Chambers & Partners (2009) referred to him as “a fantastic jury advocate”.
The Legal 500 (2011) as “a very intelligent and able advocate whose formidable skills are enhanced by a polite and amiable nature”.
“One of the most considered, capable silks on circuit.” – Legal 500 2015
“A natural in the courtroom, and always well prepared.”
“He is the circuit leader. He’s formidable – an excellent advocate with great judgement.” “He’s not only meticulously well organised and prepared, but also incredibly personable and very easy to work with.” – Chambers & Partners 2015
“A well-respected silk with a long history defending and prosecuting high-level criminal cases. He has a practice that stretches beyond the Northern Circuit and has recently worked on complex murder and fraud matters.”
Strengths: “He’s calm and very good with juries. He never loses sight of the wood from the trees.” – Chambers & Partners 2016
“Calm under pressure, he instils complete confidence in clients” – Legal 500 2016
“A silk with great character and strength.” – Legal 500 2016
He is also respected by his peers. A fellow Silk has endorsed him on LinkedIn as “a comfortingly able co-defence counsel; a worryingly able opponent”.
Andrew is Head of the Chambers’ Criminal Group and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.