Andy Evans

Year of Call: 2007


Education

Marr College, Troon
Clare College, Cambridge University : LLB
Northumbria University : LLM


Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Northern Circuit


Andy has practiced exclusively in crime since pupillage under Simon Csoka QC ten years ago. His practice has developed into a balance of prosecution and defence across all fields of criminal law, focussing particularly on financial offending and fraud. In prosecution Andy is a CPS Level Three advocate, and is also instructed by numerous Local Authorities, HMRC and the NCA in relation to POCA applications.

Andy’s areas of specialism are

  • Complex Proceeds of Crime Applications. He frequently works to compromise multi million pound applications and in defence will work closely with clients and their accountants as soon as a s16 statement is lodged to move towards satisfying the applicant that sums contended for fallout with the statutory framework. Andy also has a solid record in post-Confiscation applications to re-determine Benefit Figure and Available Amount. While prosecuting his practice is to liaise immediately post-conviction with the appointed Financial Investigator to assist them with any legal issue arising from their application of the assumptions to determining assets and benefit.

 

  • Local Authority Prosecution. Andy has been instructed by many Local Authorities, frequently at pre-charge stage, to conduct advocacy at all stages including jury trial and into confiscation proceedings beyond, in relation to matters as diverse as Food Safety, Trade Marks Offences, Benefit Fraud, Planning Breaches and Animal Welfare.

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R v AJ, defending a man of good character prosecuted for his role in a VAT fraud upon the Blue Badge disabled drivers scheme totalling several million pounds. Secured a Suspended Sentence.

R v AB, led by Peter Birkett QC, defending a repeat client charged with murder.

R v WJ : Prosecuting workmen charged with confidence frauds upon elderly householders for repair work. Also R v M O’D and R v HF : defending similar charges.

R v KT: Prosecuting a burglar who stole the ashes of the householder’s deceased relatives. Five year custodial sentence on conviction. {Bolton News}

R v RD: Prosecuting an armed robbery of a disabled businessmen. Six year sentence on conviction after second trial.

R v IB: Defending a man of good character charged with wounding a neighbour, retrial. Mr B was acquitted despite giving all of his evidence in his native Russian.

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