Andrew Jefferies QCYear of Call: 1990 (QC 2009)

Andrew has represented those charged with all forms of homicide offences including murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, death by dangerous driving, domestic killings, contract killings, infanticide, the death of vulnerable adults, body destruction/dismemberment/concealment, gang related murders and multiple murders. He has conducted many murder cases with a mental health element, often diminished responsibility, including a 14 year old boy with autism/aspergers. Andrew has considerable experience in representing very young defendants.

A large number of his homicide cases have involved joint enterprise. He is presently representing a defendant charged with murder by arson.

He was instructed in the Blue Lagoon Murder and the East London Matalan murder.

Throughout his career has represented those charged with sexual offences, both historic and recent. Andrew has a sound knowledge of the section 41 regime in respect of the limitation placed on cross-examination of complainants of rape. He conducts robust but fair cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses. He is thorough and pays a great deal of attention to detail. As a junior he was instrumental in removing a number of offences aimed at gay men from the statute book and represented the youngest of the “Bolton 7”. He has expertise in cross-examining children and older complainants about ancient allegations. He has a thorough knowledge of the disclosure rules in this regard and has been involved in cross-jurisdictional matters which involve family court proceedings.

Since taking Silk, Andrew has continued to represent defendants charged with the most serious sexual offences. He has represented those charged with murder and rape and has been involved in many of the " historic " cases which have come to court in recent years. In 2013, he appeared in the Oxford Grooming Trial, representing one of the main defendants.

He specialises in large fraud cases, including MTiC and carousel frauds and Cardon Credit trading.

Andrew has represented defendants in large national and international drug supply and importation trials.

He regularly undertakes private magistrates and appellate work.

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Areas of Practice

Criminal Defence

  • Homicide
  • Sexual offences
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Appeals

Notable Cases

Blue Lagoon Murder (Vulnerable Adult and Body concealment)

R v G and R (reckelessness; overturning of Caldwell)

R v L (dual jurisdiction of the criminal and family courts)

R v Clift (double jeopardy and murder)

R v Saint (rape/bad character)

Judicial Appointments etc

Andrew sits as a Recorder on the Northern Circuit.

Publications and Training

Lectures on Joint Enterprise, Euthanasia, recklessness generally and in particular arson cases.

Provided published written submissions to the Justice Select Committee on Joint Enterprise and contributed to the BIJ paper on joint enterprise.

Advocacy Trainer

Professional Memberships

A number of Bar Messes

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