Introduction

 

I am an experienced barrister with specialist expertise in road traffic and motoring law. I defend very serious cases as well as less serious matters that can have severe consequences if they result in conviction or disqualification from driving.

I am known for giving clear and realistic advice to clients and for identifying the real issues in the case. Most of my clients have no previous experience of the legal system.

I bring a mixture of experience, objectivity and reality to the issues in the case. My cases are thoroughly prepared and client meetings are well prepared and structured. I provide realistic advice and ensure that my clients feel well supported throughout the process and are clear about their options and prospects of success. I am known for a having a clear and concise approach and for a very thorough understanding of the brief.

I am able to engage at an early stage of the trial process, including both client conferences and written advices. I make a point of providing clients with early tactical advice.

I have a detailed knowledge of complex legislation and case law in relation to both procedure and practice. My years of experience have developed an effective approach to the cross-examination of a wide range of witnesses.

I am qualified to accept Public Access cases. I also accept instructions from solicitors in the traditional way.


RECENT FEEDBACK

“Cannot fault Andrew's service from initial contact I had with him, to the conclusion of the hearing I had which could have resulted in 6 points and a substantial fine. In the end, I was found not guilty. So, yes, a good result, walked away not convicted and costs awarded. It absolutely pays in getting the right representation when it comes potentially having your licence endorsed which could affect your livelihood.”

Mr C, September 2019

“I found Andrew's details on the internet and he very promptly replied to me when I contacted him. His advice was clear, consistent, realistic and I found him to be reassuring, even though he was always careful not to raise my hopes of a successful outcome. Despite a busy schedule he was always contacted me when planned and was prompt to return calls or emails. He attended court with me and ensured that I kept my licence. I would instruct him again without hesitation.”

Mr H, March 2019

"Cannot speak highly enough of Andrew. He was incredibly thorough and detailed, and patiently explained every aspect of the legal complexities to me. Not only did the CPS have to withdraw the charges during the trial, thanks to Andrew, the judge awarded costs to be refunded to me. There is no possible chance that this very successful outcome could have been achieved without Andrew's terrific skills and specialised knowledge, for which I'm extremely grateful."

Mrs L, May 2018


 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. (Hons)

Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)

Called to the Bar in 1998, Lincoln's Inn

Qualified to undertake Public Access cases

 


Andrew's expertise

 

Appeals

Causing death by driving offences

Dangerous and careless driving

Speed limits and traffic signs

Drink driving offences

Disqualification from driving

Special Reasons

Mitigating Circumstances

Endorsement and penalty points

Construction & Use offences

Insurance regulations

Driving licences