High profile criminal trial for Exchange Chambers barristers

April 17, 2015

Barristers from Exchange Chambers have acted in a high profile criminal trial this week.

Andrew Petterson and Amanda Johnson acted for the defendants at Preston Crown Court.

Andrew Petterson acted for 21 year old Dylon Thompson who was sentenced to three years and four months for robbery and firearms offences.

Amanda Johnson acted for Luke Munroe, 19, who was jailed for five years for robbery, possessing a firearm and burglary.

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Andrew has developed a practice specialising in serious crime. He is regularly instructed in cases alleging serious violence, sexual offences, drug trafficking and fraud. Andrew frequently appears on behalf of the CPS and is a Grade 3 Prosecutor. He has extensive experience of prosecuting on behalf of Local Authorities, including the prosecution of regulatory matters. Andrew has also prosecuted on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Amanda is a specialist criminal practitioner and is instructed to both prosecute and defend. A Level 4 Prosecutor, she regularly receives instructions to prosecute multi-handed cases involving drugs, violence, sexual offences (including grooming) and public disorder. She has been a led junior in numerous cases, including white collar fraud, murder and conspiracy to murder, arson, sex offences, and drugs conspiracies. She also practises in the field of prison law.