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Andrew Radcliffe QC

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A white collar crime fraud defence specialist, he also acts regularly in cases of murder and other serious crime. Since taking silk in 2000, his work has included most aspects of fraud, including price fixing, money laundering, MTIC fraud, tax evasion, mortgage and advance fee fraud as well as confiscation. Over the years he has appeared in many major cases, defending successfully in the Kent Pharmaceuticals case and the prosecution of British Airways executives accused of price fixing air tickets. He subsequently acted for the lead defendant in the "Blue Index" case, the first cross border insider dealing prosecution and in 2017 he successfully defended in Operation Amazon, a 10 month trial concerning allegations of tax cheat. In 2019, appeared for an Interested Person in both London Bridge Inquests hearings.


Since first instructed in 2005, he has worked frequently in the Cayman Islands, both advising and in court there. Recent examples of that work include various allegations under the domestic anti-corruption legislation, misconduct in public office, fraud and restraint orders and murder. He has been called to the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar and successfully defended in allegations concerning the Revenue there. Additionally, he has lectured in Hong Kong on various topics of fraud and the criminal aspects of competition law.


Recorder 2000-2010

Appointed Queen's Counsel 2000

Assistant Recorder 1998

Called 1975

Professional Memberships

Member of the South Eastern Circuit

Criminal Bar Association (formerly a Committee member)

Fraud Lawyers Association