Andrew Long

Andrew Long - Barrister at St John's Buildings


Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 1981

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  • Recorder (authorised to sit on sex cases and appeals)
  • Specialist Regulatory Advocate in Health and Safety and Environmental Law – List A
  • CPS Panel (Grade 4 and Rape Panel)

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Health & Safety Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Commercial Fraud


  • Regulatory

    For 20 years Andrew has had a particular interest in Health and Safety cases, and has appeared in many of the high profile cases which have taken place in the North West during that time, including R v Associated Octel, and R v British Gas PLC.

    Andrew remains on the Regulatory Panel at Grade A, and is available to prosecute on behalf of the HSE and local authorities, together with the Environment Agency.

    Andrew also welcomes instructions from Defence solicitors and insurers in cases involving serious injury or death. He is frequently asked to attend inquests involving deaths in the workplace.

    He is very highly regarded by the solicitors who instruct him who praise his huge experience, formidable advocacy and user-friendly approach. Andrew has never lost a contested Regulatory case.


    R v Deeside Metals Ltd and Ors.

    Instructed to represent D Co. and its General Manager who was charged with manslaughter. An employee working under his supervision recycling gas canisters was incinerated in a cloud of highly flammable gas. Manager was acquitted in Crown Court after successful submission that proceedings were an abuse of process.

    R v Gaskells NW Ltd and Ors.

    An employee at a waste recycling plant was crushed to death inside a baling machine. Guilty pleas were entered on behalf of D Co. and the MD. Andrew secured the conviction of a senior manager after a two-week trial against a leading London silk.

    R v Alloy Bodies Ltd.

    An employee suffered catastrophic crushing injuries in accident at work. Conviction secured after one-week trial against a leading London silk.

    R v Howorths Scaffolding Services Ltd: Fatal injury caused by scaffolding collapse.

    R v Roman Lodge Asset Management Ltd: Fatal injury caused by fall through fragile roof.

    R v Gary Green: 11-year-old boy killed by reversing tractor on farm.

    R v John Somerscales Ltd: Employee crushed to death by runaway trailer.

    Ongoing Cases Include

    R v Greencore Ltd: Fatal accident to non-employee at cake making factory.

    HSE v AM: Instructed on behalf of Defendant in asbestos release case.

    R v SE Ltd: Instructed on behalf of Defendant after accident at work caused double amputation of employee’s hands.

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  • Crime

    Andrew Long is one of the North West’s most experienced and respected criminal barristers. His practice is equally divided between Defence and Prosecution work. When prosecuting he is a senior grade 4 counsel and is on the rape panel.

    Andrew has immense experience in all forms of criminal work ranging from gang related drugs and violence to complex white collar fraud. He regularly appears as a leading junior and is willing to take on work which traditionally would have been the preserve of Queen’s Counsel. He is an intelligent and highly articulate advocate, and has the ability and experience to take on highly complex cases at very short notice.

    Andrew regularly appears in serious sex cases and has an outstanding track record for winning the cases in which he is instructed, be it on behalf of the Crown or Defendant.

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