Andrew Jeffries Q.C.
Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009, Andrew continues to defend in the most serious and complex of cases. Recent and imminent cases include murder trials arising from gang violence and contract killings. As a junior he led in a number of murder cases, large drugs conspiracies, a prison riot, a £34 million money laundering allegation, complex MTiC frauds and a number of police corruption cases.
He has been regularly instructed in cases concerning serious violence, drugs, sexual offences and sexual offences against children. He successfully defended in one of the first voyeurism trials and also successfully argued at first instance that an HIV+ man should not be prosecuted for causing PTSD to his partner on her discovering his condition after having had unprotected sex.
Andrew was regularly instructed in rape and voyeurism cases, possession of indecent images, drugs, fraud and money laundering.
Recent cases include; successful defence of a defendant charged with murder by arson; a multi-handed rape trial, stopped before the end of the Crown’s case as a result of disclosure issues and cross-examination of the complainant; successfully defending a lorry driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving and two successful defences of men charged with male rape. Andrew has also had cases reported in respect of informants, preliminary rulings, identification evidence and observation posts and a number of sentencing cases.
Practices from Mansfield Chambers, London. Door Tenant of Westgate Chambers.
- R-v-Watt – The blue lagoon murders.
- R -v- X – Representing 14 year old charged with murder along with his father.
- R-v-M – The Matalan murder in East London.
- R-v-Mbeboh – Diminished responsibility murder case requiring a knowledge of Cameroon tribal customs.
- R-v-Grimes – Successful acquittal in a male rape allegation where the complainant alleged that he had been drugged prior to the rape.
- R-v-Blackman – Leading junior at Central Criminal Court in allegation of three attempted murders at south London nightclub. Complicated factual and legal issues, including challenged Witness Anonymity orders, qualified/partial identification evidence and an attempt (defeated on a submission of no case to answer) by the Crown to argue Transferred Malice in relation to one count. Defendant unanimously acquitted on all counts.
- R-v-G&R (2005) – UKHL Counsel at first instance trial and thereafter in CCA and HL on the leading case on recklessness, overturning R v Caldwell. Client was an 11 year old boy.
- R-v-Anwar (2007) – EWCA Crim 3226 re Section 41 of the CJYEA99 and evidence of false allegations by the complainant after the allegation made against the defendant.
- R-v-Levey (2007) – 1 Cr. App. R. 1 re abuse of process and cross-jurisdictional issues in the criminal and family fields.