Andrew Radcliffe KC

Andrew Radcliffe KC

"He is understatedly brilliant."

Chambers UK 2024
Year of call: 1975 KC: 2000
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Andrew Radcliffe KC is predominantly a white collar crime fraud specialist, who continues to be listed as a leading silk both in Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500.

Since taking silk in 2000, his cases have included most aspects of fraud and allied offences including allegations of price fixing, money laundering, MTIC fraud, duty evasion, insider dealing, tax evasion and advance fee fraud as well as confiscation.

He also regularly defends and prosecutes in murder and other cases of serious crime and his practice includes regulatory matters.

In May – July 2019 he acted for an Interested Person in the London Bridge Inquests.

He frequently works in the Cayman Islands, both in an advisory capacity and in court there and where his work, detailed below, has covered a wide range of serious crime.

Previously, he has been called to the Turks & Caicos Bar, representing a lawyer facing tax fraud allegations.

He was a contributor to the CBA’s responses to the Law Commission in respect proposed changes to the laws on fraud and dishonesty and, later, their review of the laws of conspiracy and attempt. He was the author of two chapters (on insider dealing and regulatory offences, respectively) in ‘Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure’, published by LexisNexis in 2012.


Since 2005 he has worked regularly in the Cayman Islands, making frequent visits to that jurisdiction. His work there has included various allegations of gang related murder and firearms offences as well as fraud, corruption, misconduct in public office (sometimes involving senior politicians), and other aspects of financial crime.

He has conducted numerous trials there (both jury and judge alone trials under the local legislation) and has made many appearances in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal.

In 2014 and 2015, he successfully represented a solicitor who was tried on charges of stamp duty fraud in Turks & Caicos Islands.

He has lectured extensively in Hong Kong on topics including money laundering, bribery, corruption, misconduct in public office and Hong Kong’s recent Competition Ordinance.

What others say:

“His attention to detail is remarkable, and his recall of matters that link and therefore matter is astonishing to behold.” – Chambers UK 2024

“Andrew’s knowledge of the law and ability to apply that is brilliant. He is calm and commands attention.” – Chambers UK 2024

“Andrew’s attention to detail is particularly important in fraud cases, where he thoroughly masters all the evidence, cross-referencing vast quantities of material. He is a strong advocate, who commands attention and remains calm and assured in his tone to the jury.” – Legal 500 UK 2024

“Andrew is an exceptional practitioner. He is very able and bright.” – Chambers UK 2023

“A great tactician.” “He is the smoothest advocate and is always on top of his brief.” – Chambers UK 2022

“He is extremely clever, works very hard and is charming and disarming in cross-examination.” and “He’s a very strategic thinker so he gets very good results for clients.” – Chambers UK 2021

“He is a highly effective advocate.” – Legal 500 UK 2022

“An extraordinarily well prepared silk, knew the case, law, and facts inside out and hit the perfect tone with witnesses, the judge and jury. Great for complex cases at the very highest level as he is a first-class advocate, strategist and star performer.” – Legal 500 2021

“Incredibly bright and hard working. He’s like a smiling Saturn – even hostile witnesses call him charming. He combines hard work with very expert cross examination in a way that disarms witnesses” – Chambers UK 2020

“A brilliant jury advocate.” – Legal 500 2020

“Delightful to work with” – Chambers UK 2017

“A fraud genius” – Legal 500 2016

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