Andrew Petterson

Call 2004

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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.

A hard-working, highly regarded advocate with a growing reputation for producing well-structured submissions, he is personable and accessible.

Andrew is regularly instructed in Proceeds of Crime Act Proceedings and has represented defendants in cases involving substantial assets and complex issues of law. He has a thorough understanding of the legislation and the recent case law in this area.

Known for his ability to communicate well with lay clients, Andrew and has represented defendants with serious mental health and capacity issues.

Criminal Cases


R v W (2017): Operation Pretty. Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in Southampton by Defendants from Liverpool. The Prosecution case was that approximately 10kgs of Class Drugs were supplied in the course of the conspiracy.

R v H (2017): Shooting in a night club in Huddersfield with handgun. The case involved over 100 hours of CCTV footage and considerable analysis of phone data.

R v Henriques (2016): Conspiracy to commit robbery. Professionally planned armed robbery of victim in their multi-million-pound home of in excess of £500,000 of jewelry.

R v Price and others (2016): Conspiracy to ram raid multiple cash machines throughout the UK and then launder the proceeds of the conspiracy.

R v Rowlinson and others (2015): Conspiracy to steal over 20 bus depots and cash machines throughout the UK involving.

R v Taylor (2015): Firearms offences.

R v Haque and others (2013): Defence Counsel for Defendant accused of armed robbery.

R v Worona (2013): Prosecution counsel successful prosecution of defendant for possession with intent to supply a class B drug.

R v Parkinson and others (2012): Junior Counsel for the prosecution of four defendants including two serving police officers for Conspiracy to Cause Misconduct in Public Office.

R v Bayfield (2012): successful prosecution of retired Police Officer for Data Protection Act offences committed whilst serving as a police officer.

R v Parker and others (2012): represented Defendant in a conspiracy to supply million cocaine at a regional level with cocaine being brought from Merseyside into West Yorkshire.

R v Brett (2011): conspiracy to supply in excess of one million pounds of cocaine from Merseyside into the North East of England. Andrew represented first Defendant on the indictment as junior counsel.


R v R (2017): Historical sexual abuse of multiple child complainants.

R v F (2016): Sexual offences committed against child complainant. Successful submission of no case to answer at the conclusion of the prosecution case.

R v J (2016)Defence counsel in case of Rape of 14-year-old.

R v C (2015): Historical sexual offences perpetrated against children.

R v H (2015): Rape of 12-year-old by 16-year-old with autism. The Defendant received a suspended sentence.

R v Grigg (2011): represented Defendant with Noonan’s syndrome. The Defendant had repeatedly raped his younger half-brother in the family home.


Operation Fig (2016): Multi-million-pound fraud perpetrated by a law firm specialising in immigration law. Perpetrated against the Home Office. The Defendant represented Andrew was the only Defendant to avoid a conviction.

R v French and others (2013): Junior Counsel for the Defence in an international multi-million-pound advance fee fraud involving complex jurisdictional issues.

R v Drake (2013): Conspiracy to defraud North East Lincolnshire Council of hundereds of thousands of pounds.

R v Clarke and Others (2012): multi-million pound POCA proceedings involving multiple Defendants. The Defendants had pleaded guilty to a number of offences including conspiracy to defraud. The offences on the indictment spanned several years. The case concerned complex issues of trust law and overseas assets.


R v Harriott (2017): EWCA Crim 1742 Opposing Attorney General’s reference in relation to a sentence for a firearm’s offence.

R v Hanrahan (2017): EWCA 1256- Opposing Attorney General’s reference against a sentence for a conspiracy to burgle.

R v C (2016): successful appeal against sentence of Defendant convicted of historical sexual offences. The sentence of imprisonment was overturned and a community order was imposed.

R v H (2015): successful appeal against conviction of sexual assault regarding issues of bad character and identification.

R v Vo (2013): appeal against conviction in relation to points of law regarding bad character evidence and hearsay.

R v Harrop (2012): successful appeal against imposition of indeterminate sentence for public protection.

R v Gash (2012): successful appeal against sentence at the Court of Appeal for an offence of theft.