Andrew is a distinguished advocate called who was appointed Queens Counsel in 2010. He both defends and prosecutes and has an enviable depth and breadth of experience across the full range of criminal and regulatory offences.
Andrew has appeared in multiple high-profile cases. He is frequently the advocate of choice for cases involving serious violence, murder, corporate manslaughter where there have been serious breaches of health and safety legislation. He is highly experienced in both prosecuting and defending confiscation applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
Andrew has advised the SFO and prosecuted in a series of cases involving student loan frauds and associated money laundering. He has specialist experience of large-scale Carousel tax frauds and missing trader frauds. His experience includes advising in the specialist area of housing fraud, including advising a large London borough in the complex issues arising from interlocking multiple identity and misappropriation of housing stock.
Prior to taking Silk, Andrew developed a formidable reputation for dealing with complex cases, particularly serious violence, fraud and sexual offences.
Whether appearing for the prosecution or defence, Andrew is known for his court room presence, his incisive analysis and ability to get to the heart of the matter. He is known for his mastery of detail, ability to think strategically and to advise a full range of clients with clarity based on long experience.
R v H
Successfully defending in the case of a fight between rival Afgan gangs where after a 3-month trial the prosecution accepted a plea to manslaughter based on loss of control with a greatly reduced sentence.
R v X
Successfully defending one of Kingston's largest "Carousel" frauds and obtaining a reduced please resulting in the accused receiving a suspended sentence.
R v Q
Representing the principal defendant in a CIS fraud where the client was a registered agent for HMRC. After intense legal argument the prosecution failed to offer evidence.
Representing a principal defendant in a child prostitution case involving children from a local care home who were alleged to have been groomed, raped and put to work as prostitutes. Client unanimously acquitted on all counts.
LLB (Hons), Brunel
Criminal Bar Association
Andrew Edward is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Andrew on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.