Andrew Parker

Barrister

Called 2016

 

BPTC at Manchester Law School (Awarded Best Performing Student 2016)

GDL from Nottingham Law School (Commendation)

PhD. Forensic Psychology from Kings College London (Awarded the Odin Scholarship)

MSc. Forensic Psychology from Surrey University (Distinction)

BSc. Criminology from University of Portsmouth

Accredited Mediator (Civil / Commercial)

Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Member of the British Psychological Society

Mental Health Advisory Group member of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)

Background

Andrew practises in the areas of criminal and police law, general civil and family, and immigration and regulatory law.

Prior to being called to the Bar in 2016, Andrew had a highly successful career as a senior police detective. Having over 30 years’ police service in Hong Kong, London, HMIC at the Home Office and in Yorkshire, Andrew has experience of leading the investigation of complex crime, including counter-terrorism, serious and organised crime, and counter-corruption. He is also graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, where he represented UK Policing on attachment to Washington DC.
Throughout his former career, he has developed particular expertise in the relation to the use of investigatory powers, specialist disclosure, POCA and has extensive experience in policing mental health issues, inquests, and public inquiries. He seeks to bring some invaluable insights from a long public service to his practice as an independent legal practitioner.

Andrew is dual qualified as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. Holding a Ph.D. from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, he specialised in the assessment of witness credibility and memory in relation to historical allegations of sexual abuse. Andrew has also published and lectured widely, both in the United Kingdom and internationally, on the application of psychology to the law.

In his spare time, Andrew’s experimental cookery continues to surprise and horrify his family. He is also a motorcycling enthusiast.

Civil


Andrew is developing a thriving practice covering areas of general civil law.

Crime


Andrew provides specialist advice and advocacy in the areas of criminal and police law.

Family


Andrew is developing a thriving practice in family law.

Immigration


Prior to being called to the bar in 2016, Andrew had a long and successful career in the police service. Having unique insights into how the Criminal Justice System operates and how public authorities litigate matters, Andrew is keen to assist clients to navigate the potential pitfalls of immigration control, law, and rules. As an active supporter of Amnesty, Andrew is particularly interested in asylum claims and human rights challenges.

Regulatory


Andrew is developing a thriving practice in regulatory law.

Testimonials


“Also at this point can I say how impressive Mr Andrew Parker was yesterday at Stafford court. I would highly recommend his services to anyone. [He was] knowledgeable, … reassuring and offered me very good legal advice. If he is available for any further legal matters in court I would be more than happy to have him represent me again”.