With over thirty years’ experience of litigation involving complex, sensitive and high-profile fraud and money laundering cases, Andrew brings to bear considerable knowledge and expertise as regards the law, practice and procedure involving all aspect of Revenue and Customs work especially in the tax and export licensing fields.

Andrew also has detailed and proven experience in the field of ’white-collar’ fraud and dishonesty affecting both individuals and companies.

Such work has often involved him in advising upon investigations abroad, drafting extradition requests, responding to Judicial Review proceedings, drafting Deferred Prosecution Agreements, obtaining Serious Crime Prevention Orders, and reviewing potential evidence for Legal Professional Privilege.

  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • The National Crime Agency
  • Economic Crime Divisions of major police forces nationwide – especially City of London Police
  • Companies and individuals affected by or accused of fraud /dishonesty

Key cases conducted during his 33 years as a prosecutor are:

  • Op Octopod, R-v- Adams cases (money laundering and general fraud by a well know North London organised crime group);
  • R-v- El Kurd (a leading case on money laundering);
  • R-v- Soneji & Bullen (House of Lords money laundering matter);
  • Matrix Churchill Ltd (gave evidence to Scott Inquiry 1986, export control fraud); and
  • Op Chipstick R-v- Craven (biggest MTIC fraud case at the time in 2005).

Previous work

  • Specialist Fraud Division of the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office
  • Customs and Excise Prosecutions Office
  • Customs and Excise Solicitors Office
  • Home Office Legal Advisers Group

 

Education

  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge, BA in Law
  • Called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn
  • Pupillage – at 5 Essex Court, Temple, London

Recent awards