Andrew Vout

Joint Head of Chambers

Called 1995 (Gray’s Inn)

LLB (Hons) Warwick University

Practice areas and specialisations

• Criminal Law defence

• Criminal Law prosecution (Grade 4, rape prosecution panel)

• Coroner’s Inquests

• Police disciplinary tribunals

• Prison Law

Andrew has a broad practice, which encompasses the whole range of criminal offences, whilst particularly excelling in the fields of serious violence and sexual offending.

He is particularly noted for his expertise in dealing with vulnerable witnesses.

Andrew also regularly undertakes trials involving allegations of serious fraud, drugs and firearms. He is valued for his attention to detail, mastery of the law, sound judgment, and his meticulous written work.

His work in the Coroner’s Court has included cases involving fatal shooting and death in police custody.

Recent praise for Andrew’s work

“I would like to convey my thanks to Mr Vout for his hard work and dedication.
He got to grips with a complex investigation at very short notice and presented a solid case”

“he produced a first class display in a case where we were always up against it”

“it was a pleasure to work with Andrew Vout”

“[his] professional approach was very impressive and helped to enable the smooth running of the trial”

Notable work

Leading for the Crown in a number of serious drugs and public order cases at Southwark and Snaresbrook Crown Courts

Junior in many cases of murder, attempted murder and serious fraud (prosecution and defence).

Andrew is regularly instructed in cases of serious crime: murder, rape, fraud, public disorder.

Andrew was junior to Nicholas Hilliard in the prosecution of Daniel Evans at the Central Criminal Court.

Andrew was instructed as junior to Johannah Cutts QC in the prosecution of John Worboys, the London black cab driver who drugged and sexually assaulted women passengers.

He was instructed as junior to Johannah Cutts QC in the prosecution of Sean Maher for Murder at Maidstone Crown Court.

R v Dhorajiwala [2010] EWCA Crim 1237 (s.76 PACE, necessity for voir dire)

Andrew was junior counsel to Michael Birnbaum QC acting for the appellant in the successful appeal of Gerald Muirhead to the Privy Council (Appeal number 103 of 2006).

R v Roberts [2000] Crim.L.R. 183, CA (Identification by voice)

Professional memberships
Criminal Bar Association

Skiing, wine, classical music.

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