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
For enquiries please call: 020 7353 5324 or email vcard cv save

Business Crime & Financial Services

His practice has become predominantly one of defending in cases of serious fraud, brought by the specialist authorities – the SFO, FSA (now FCA), Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority) and HMRC.


Operation Amazon

The prosecution of 5 defendants on allegations of conspiracy to cheat the Revenue where the potential loss to HMRC was over £107m. Andrew represented a Chartered Accountant who was acquitted after the Prosecution offered no further evidence following a 10 month trial.

Kent Pharmaceuticals 

Represented a human Defendant in allegations of price fixing in the National Health Service – at the time, the largest prosecution ever brought by the SFO.

R v George & Others 

Acted for one of four senior British Airways executives accused of a price fixing cartel in conjunction with executives from Virgin Atlantic Airways in regard to passenger fuel surcharge. The prosecution was brought by the FSA.

R v Beveridge 

£200 million money laundering allegations against a partner in a firm of solicitors (HMRC prosecution).

R v Pitcher 

£52 million pension fraud prosecuted by the SFO.

R v Taneja 

Claims management insurance fraud by solicitor.

R v Sanders 

‘Blue Index’ – the first cross border (UK – USA) insider trading prosecution and brought by the FSA. It resulted from a joint investigation by the US Dept of Justice, the SEC and the FSA. It was listed by The Lawyer magazine as one of the most significant cases of 2012 and was the only criminal case on their list.

R v Barrington

Represented one Defendant prosecuted by the SFO in an investigation arising out of the liquidation of JJB plc, the sportswear retailer.

R v Barrs

€50 million cross border money laundering involving multiple jurisdictions, including Luxembourg, France, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Dubai (HMRC).

Major Accountancy Firm                                                  

He recently represented a major accountancy firm both in relation to judicial review proceedings in a SFO prosecution and, separately, in regards to accountants’ duties in connection with a criminal prosecution. He is currently advising, pre charge, an individual being investigated by the CMA in respect of price fixing cartel allegations.

Football Association

He has acted for the Football Association in different matters, including those of financial irregularities at a Football League club and various allegations against footballers’ agents.

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