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Andrew Hurst is well established as a very experienced advocate in the field of Professional Discipline and in the criminal courts. He initially qualified and practised as a solicitor in a large City Firm as a litigator, before transferring to the Bar in 1992. He appears regularly before the GMC, the GDC and the NCTL, as well as being instructed by the GOC, GPC and the NMC. He also acts on behalf of Doctors and other healthcare providers at Inquests.
Instructing solicitors, fellow counsel and clients comment positively on his “people skills” and witness handling. He has a reputation of being a highly persuasive advocate, swiftly gaining the confidence of his Tribunal, and always giving his advocacy considerable thought in preparation and presentation. Solicitors have noted in Chambers UK his “ability to produce a lot more in the preparation than other barristers.”
Andrew retains his criminal practice based on his entire career before the Crown Court and in Court of Appeal. He particularly specialises in defending serious sexual cases.
“Very calm and reassuring. He is good to work with and his advocacy is very effective.” – Chambers UK 2018
“He can be devastating when cross-examining witnesses.” – Chambers UK 2018
“A very diligent and caring representative of defendants who nevertheless packs a punch” – Legal 500 2017
“He can think outside the box to find unique arguments others might miss.” – Chambers UK 2017
“Always fully on top of the facts, he has a measured style that invariably finds favour with panels.” – Chambers UK 2017
“He is a wonderful advocate with a beautiful turn of phrase. He’s very much trusted and liked by tribunals and excellent on the work.” – Chambers UK 2016
“He is a pleasure to work with, as he is unassuming and unfussy, and deals with cases in a practical and proportionate way. There are no dramas when he is instructed.” – Chambers UK 2016
“He is calm, reliable and, when things go wrong, he resolves it.” – Chambers UK 2015