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 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.

 

International

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

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:

“A fraud genius” – Legal 500 (2016)

“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)

“Delightful to work with” – Chambers UK (2017)

“A brilliant jury advocate.” – Legal 500 (2020)

“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)

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