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.
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