University of Manchester LLB (Hons.)
Andy is a Level 4 prosecutor. He is also a member of two Specialist Advocate panels,
• The Organised Crime Panel
• The Proceeds of Crime Panel.
Primarily, he prosecutes serious and substantial cases. These cases are regularly multi-handed and involve an element of extra-territoriality. He frequently acts as leading junior.
He specialises in cases involving
• Money Laundering
• Significant drug-related offending, including investigations reliant upon covertly obtained evidence.
He has also acted for both the prosecution and defence in cases involving
• Homicide and serious violence
• Road traffic fatalities
• Firearms and explosives
• Illegal gangmaster activity.
He is a member of the Criminal Bar Association. He is an accredited pupil supervisor.
Recent cases include:
• R v Jurik
Junior alone. Prosecuting. Murder/ Manslaughter
Fraud and Money Laundering
• Operation Gain
Leading junior. Prosecuting. 7 defendants. £1.5M originally stolen by a firm of solicitors was laundered using layered transfers through personal and company bank accounts
• Operation Foam
Leading junior. Prosecuting. 7 defendants. Sham companies and foreign exchange houses used to transfer £12M from the UK to China. The jury schedules detailed over 900 transactions
• Operation Bacillary
Junior alone. Prosecuting. Copyright and consequent Fraud offences resulting from the defendant’s hosting of internet streaming services. The servers provided discounted, pirated access to protected Premier League and Sky Sports content. Confiscation proceedings included the repatriation of assets held in foreign bank accounts.
• R v Going
Junior alone. Prosecuting. 3 defendants. In excess of £1M stolen over many years from her employer, by an in-house accountant. Stolen funds laundered and spent through bank accounts held by the thief, her husband and her son
• R v Willis
Junior alone. Prosecuting. Defendant convicted of abusing a Power of Attorney and thereby stealing over £½M from his mother. A difficult case involving multiple wills as well as issues related to the mother’s capacity
• R v Taylor
Junior alone. Defending. Defendant was one of two professional signers accused of making repeated, fraudulent claims for work done to assist multiple deaf and mute clients to gain employment. Over £½M in false claims
Identity Fraud and Immigration
• Operation Byte
Leading junior. Prosecuting. Gangmaster offences and significant related Fraud. 6 defendants. 4 indictments. Evidence included material obtained from the Lithuanian authorities obtained to prove multiple identities related to two of the defendants.
• Operation Gage
Leading junior. Prosecuting. Defendants convicted of Immigration Act offences, Identity Cards Act offences and multiple Frauds across two indictments. The evidence disclosed sham marriages, false passports and multiple, concurrent, false identities. Evidence obtained from Holland was utilised
• Operation Alarm
Leading junior. Prosecuting. 7 defendants. Various drug-related offences including involvement in the supply chain of Class A drugs by importing and supplying 2.5 tonnes of cutting agent
• Operation Redrew
Leading junior. Prosecuting. 4 defendants. Offences of producing drugs, money laundering and Fraud.
• R v Booth and Rayworth (as intervening 3rd party)
Leading junior. Prosecuting. A contested application to appoint a management Receiver in confiscation proceedings
• Regina v Reynolds, Reynolds, Farnish and Farnish  EWCA Crim 1455
Confiscation proceedings. Successful appeal of first instance decision: benefit must be calculated with reference to the offenders’ gain, not the loser’s loss.
Away from work, Andy runs a bit. As a Masters athlete he represented Great Britain at the 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships in Lyon, winning a silver medal. He has represented Wales on the track, the road and over the country.