Andrew Radcliffe QC

Andrew Radcliffe QC

"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
Year of call: 1975 QC: 2000
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Andrew Radcliffe QC is a white collar crime fraud specialist, who continues to be listed as a leading silk in both the current Chambers UK and the 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 acts in murder and other cases of serious crime and is instructed in regulatory matters, for example on behalf of the Football Association.

He frequently works in the Cayman Islands, both in an advisory capacity and in Court there. Recent examples of work in that jurisdiction include various allegations of corruption, misconduct in a public office and fraud as well as murder and firearms cases.

In 2014, he was called to the Turks & Caicos Islands Bar, appearing there in relation to a matter that concluded last year.

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


For the last 10 years he has worked regularly in the Cayman Islands, spending some two months each year in that Jurisdiction. Amongst the matters upon which he has been instructed are a series of allegations of corruption and misconduct in a public office against a senior politician. Other work there has included various matters of financial crime as well as cases of murder, firearms etc.

He appears frequently in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal.

In 2015, he successfully represented a solicitor who was tried on charges of tax fraud in the Turks & Caicos Islands. In September 2015, he delivered a series of seven lectures in Hong Kong on the topics of money laundering, bribery, corruption and Hong Kong’s new Competition Ordinance.

What others say:

“A brilliant jury advocate.” – Legal 500 2020

“A Rolls Royce performer whose judgment is excellent” – Chambers UK 2017

“Delightful to work with” – Chambers UK 2017

“Has astonishing attention to detail coupled with superb advocacy skills, whether before a jury or an appellate tribunal, making him one of the premier commercial crime silks at the Bar.” – Chambers UK 2016

“An extremely effective advocate with great intellect who takes a refreshing approach to instructions, and is always available for advice or guidance” – Chambers UK 2016

“A fraud genius” – Legal 500 2016

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