Andrew Henley

Call: 1992

Areas of expertise

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Andrew’s recent practice revolves around complex fraud, both civil and criminal.

He has built a reputation for thoroughness, ingenuity and tenacity.

He has recently advised on General Medical Council work and has attended other health professional hearings.

Andrew’s innovative use of computer software is a significant feature of his practice, and of his success. He is able to create a visual representation – in diagrammatic form – of complex facts, for presentation to juries and tribunals. He is presently developing new uses for this tool, which is already attracting positive attention from across the legal community – please visit

Andrew’s regulatory practice develops; he was recently successful defending a landlord at a three day trial for alleged offences relating to the management of houses in multiple occupancy (HMO) under the Housing Act. The client’s costs were fully recovered.

Bribery Act 2010: Andrew writes, teaches and advises on the Provisions of the Bribery Act

International law: Andrew has been admitted to the list of Defence Counsel for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague, Netherlands. The Tribunal was established pursuant to a Security Council Resolution, to try terrorist crimes committed in the Lebanon.

Other areas

Andrew has an in depth knowledge of police procedures and can assist with police disciplinary matters.

He has been trained in public inquiries and has a keen interest in inquests.

Andrew Henley was in Army for five years. In the last three years he has represented soldiers in Courts Martial in both this country and in Germany on many occasions.

Andrew represents clients before the Parole Board.

Criminal & civil fraud

Andrew has long and extensive experience in all forms of fraud. He has recently collaborated with Mishcon de Reya on two major civil frauds in development of his unique casechart system of presentation. He has also assisted Dass & Co. Solicitors on two large MTIC frauds.

R v Panthaky (2006)
$5 million multi-national conspiracy to defraud. Andrew was sole counsel in this re-insurance fraud.

R v Megrabi (2010-2011)
He is currently instructed to represent the main defendant in a joint Organised Crime Division of the CPS and the Serious Organised Crime Agency prosecution of conspiracy to launder the proceeds of 50 million Euros.

R v Gold (2010-2011)
Currently defending in a SFO prosecution of the widely publicised Beijing Games Fraud.

Regulation & compliance

R v Sivaruban (2012)
Crown Court prosecution under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

R v DeGuzman (2009)
Trial relating to the Consumer Credit Act 1974

Re. Countrywide PLC (2010)
Consumer Credit Act 1974.

R v Keenan
Breach of planning legislation. The Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

R v Getmetickets & Rangos
Trading Standards allegation.

North Cash and Carry
Challenging a seizure of goods by Revenue and Customs.


R v Pitman (1997)
Andrew was sole counsel in this case of attempted murder heard at the Central Criminal Court.

R v Daley (2003)
Murder case heard at the Central Criminal Court.

R v Browning (2006)
Murder case at Reading Crown Court.

R v Gruber (2006)
Sole counsel in an attempted murder trial. Inner London Crown Court.

R v Bamfo (2006)
Murder trial lasting over two months. Central Criminal Court.

R v Herman (2006)
Murder trial lasting five weeks. Central Criminal Court.

R v Memeti (2007)
Murder trial. Central Criminal Court /Snaresbrook Crown Court.

R v Morrison (2008)
Murder trial at the Central Criminal Court.

R v Collins (2009)
Attempted murder trial at the Central Criminal Court.

R v Christopher (2009)
Murder trial at the Central Criminal Court.

Serious sexual offences

The number of rapes and serious sexual assaults he has appeared in are too numerous to mention. His practice in serious sexual offences commenced with

R v Byaruhangar (1994) when he was successful as the sole counsel at the Central Criminal Court. More recently he appeared in R v Ince (2010), in breaking new law by harnessing expert evidence, he was successfully in this post R v Barker child sex case.

General medical council

GMC v Dr Ali


“We were most impressed by the professionalism which Andrew showed in our case, which explored areas of law not directly within Andrew’s field of expertise. Not only was he thorough in his research, but he treated what was a personal problem with the level of personal interest that made us feel that our case was individual and important, rather than one of many. He was supportive and  followed up with language which was understandable to a lay person.

I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew to anyone who finds themselves in a position where they need legal motoring expertise”.

 Mary M

“I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for me during my trial. I’ve never had a barrister before, but found you were always professional, but provided a personal service which made proceedings of the trial easier to deal with. You kept in constant contact with me via phone and email. You always reassured me that you were doing your very best and at no point did I feel you did not have my best interests as priority. I would definitely recommend Andrew Henley as someone who can really help with his experience and calming persona. In all, the services provided to me by Andrew Henley were nothing short of 10 out of 10“.

Paul G

“After my recent hearing at the Crown Court I feel compelled to write to you to thank you for your excellent advice and legal expertise in my matter.
When first confronted with my dilemma I was not sure which way to turn, but after speaking with you I instantly felt at ease and the subsequent outcome and my instinctive feelings towards you have been proved to be correct.

After working with you I would recommend you to all my friends and family who may need assistance.
May I take this opportunity to say a big thank you for your work as I feel you worked brilliantly”.

Alison W