Andrew Frymann

Call: 1995

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Andrew Frymann has been busily in practice since April 1996. He defends and prosecutes and values his role as independent Counsel. He gives robust advice based upon his extensive trial experience.

Andrew specialises in serious crime, sexual offences and complex fraud. He is particularly experienced in and well equipped to deal with the complexities of multi-handed cut-throat trials.

He is a CPS ‘Rape Panel Advocate’ and ‘Grade 4′ General Crime and Serious Crime Group Advocate.  His recent prosecution practice has involved numerous trials as Leading Junior in  multi-handed trials, often involving 6-10 Defendants.

The nature of his work means that he is required to know in detail the workings of all aspects of Public Interest Immunity and RIPA, having advised on innumerable PII & RIPA applications. He is extremely well placed to defend in cases featuring the use of surveillance materials, whether involving communications surveillance or human intelligence informants.

Andrew is an active member of the Criminal Bar Association and the South Eastern Circuit. He is very technologically adept and is a member of the Cybercrime Practitioners Association.

He is a qualified Pupil Supervisor. He has recently been Involved in providing Furnival Chambers’ Child and Vulnerable Witness Advocacy training, having been accredited as a training facilitator by the South Eastern Circuit.

Defence Work

Serious Violence

R v SF & 3 others – murder trial proceedings (for first Defendant, led by QC) Central Criminal Court, ongoing;

R v CM & 3 Others – Murder G plea to assisting an offender (led by QC);

R v KA & 5 Others – Murder 42 day trial, acquitted of murder (led by QC);

R v LP – Baby branding with an iron ‘torture’ allegations, 7 day trial (led by QC);

R v CD single punch manslaughter trial, 14 year old Defendant;

R v JM attempted murder 10 day trial, acquitted but convicted of section 18;

Complex Fraud

R v AM & 5 others – £120 million Money Service Business/Bureau De Change fraud – 55 day trial (Leading Junior);

R v KN & 3 others – £1million Access to Work Fraud DWP prosecution of deaf foreign national defendant, with BSL interpreter throughout with some witnesses with additional ‘relay’ interpreters. Acquitted (2 month trial; Leading Junior)

R v KS & 4 others  £10 million fraud, 6 week trial;

Serious Sexual Offending

R v JS – Historic LCN DNA ‘cold case review’ rape and section 18 upon a 45 year old cerebral palsy sufferer, ½ inch deep and 3 inch long smooth incised wound caused by an implement or weapon, internally. Complainant almost bled to death. Successfully appealed the 16 year sentence, reduced to 9 years by the Court of Appeal;

R v FH 18 year old accused of raping his 17 year old cousin over family stay-overs whilst both were 11 – 13 years old, 10 day trial;

R v PS – 8,129 indecent images of children, levels 1 – 5, successful ‘half-time’ submission concerning flawed computer evidence;

R v SB 44,000 indecent images of children, levels 1 – 5, 5000 at level 5, some distribution, suspended sentence;

Serious Crime

R v OA & 14 others – 3rd defendant – £4.65 million pound conspiracy to steal to order and re-identify high value cars trial fixed for 2 months;

R v T & 5 others –  Flying Squad trial, conspiracy to ‘Tiger Kidnap’ a Securicor employee and family to secure £1.5 – 2 million pounds from a ‘bullion’ van, fixed for 6 weeks (Led Junior);

R v KW & 2 others – conspiracy to sell ‘untraceable guns’ to the criminal underworld

Prosecution Work

Serious Violence

R v DR & JB – Police officer shot in the line of duty – possession of firearm with intent to endanger life – 12 day trial;

R v DS & 2 others – Samurai sword attempted murder 13 day trial (Leading Junior) ;

R v AW – 15 day attempted murder trial – 17 year old defendant represented by Brendan Kelly QC – anonymous witness evidence, 13 year sentence; appeal against conviction successfully resisted before the full Court of Appeal (Leading Junior);

R v AS & 5 others – Torture kidnap trial, 5 convicted (Leading Junior);

R v JL Prosecuting defendant represented by Orlando Pownall QC who was privately Instructed for trial on Section 20 allegation where complainant suffered significant brain injury and still requires 24 hour nursing care;

R v M & 5 others (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Leading Junior – Section 18. Revenge attack with 6 stab wounds and complainant in intensive care for 4 days. Guilty pleas;

Serious Sexual Offending

R v JW – Rape – Defendant received life imprisonment;

R v M&M Historic allegations re husband and wife ‘house of horrors’ interfamilial abuse featuring profoundly complicated disclosure issues arising from historic nature of the allegations, prior family High Court proceedings and extensive social service records (led by QC).

R v SS – foreign national defendant (F) abroad cyber-groomed a 14 year old school girl here in London and then committed various sexual assaults upon her when visiting;

Serious Crime

R v E, T & O – Conspiracy to possess £250,000 of cocaine with intent to supply, following importation concealed in wooden bird statues, 2 week trial; appeal against conviction successfully resisted before the full Court of Appeal;

R v H & 5 others 6 defendant conspiracy to possess firearms, ammunition and silencers with intent to enable others to endanger life (principal defendant 14 years imprisonment) 6 weeks trial, (Leading Junior);

R v C & 9 others – Conspiracy to ‘bait’ kidnap, trial and 4 re-trials over 100 trial days, 1 Defendant pleaded guilty, 6 Defendants convicted, 2 acquitted by majority, over 43 years imprisonment imposed (Leading Junior);

R v PC & 5 others 45 day conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to enable others to endanger life, sentences of 14 and 9 years imprisonment (Leading Junior);

R v G & 5 others 15 day conspiracy to import cocaine trial (Leading Junior; Complex Casework  Division) ;

R v T & 5 others – Revenge Kidnap. Guilty pleas (Leading Junior);

R v – ZM, TC & MH – Conspiracy to handle £500,000 stolen goods – car ringing – (Leading Junior, Complex Casework Division);

R v DM & two others – Conspiracy to supply 16 metric tonnes of cocaine, and being concerned in the supply of cocaine, 4 weeks trial; two convictions with 20 year and 10 years imprisonment (Leading Junior);

R v RB & 9 others – 2 month 10 defendant trial re conspiracy to convey prohibited items into HMP Lewes –  2 prison officers, inmates and their relatives; 8 convicted, one acquitted, ‘one hung jury’; two pleaded; (Leading Junior)

R v B & P Modern slavery proceedings, guilty pleas

R v CJ & 9 others Conspiracy to commit section 18 grievous bodily harm 6 week trial, 9 young defendants 15 – 20years old featuring to Gang Diss Drill videos (Leading Junior)

Reported Cases
  • R v Sarkhel AFRISIB [2016] EWCA Crim 2123;
  • R v Mohammed Omar RAFIK [2014] EWCA Crim 2544 & Crim. L.R. 2015, 3, 235-237;
  • R v James LEE [2014] EWCA Crim 2928; & final judgement 20thMay 2015:
  • R v Wajid BOSTAN [2012] EWCA Crim 562;
  • R v AW [2011] EWCA Crim 1386;
  • R v William Paul BOYLE [2011] EWCA Crim 1930;
  • R v Joseph Moran [2011] Crim 2424;
  • R v Christopher THOMAS [2011] EWCA Crim 2574;
  • R v Thomas John C [2010] EWCA Crim 1871;
  • R v S [2010] EWCA Crim 750;
  • R v Timothy MYLES [2010] EWCA Crim 2859;
  • R v Yeimer RINCON [2009] EWCA Crim 2037;
  • R v Craig HAMILTON [2008] EWCA Crim 2578;
  • R v Tony TYGANO and Frank EMMAN [2008] EWCA Crim 2545;
  • R v Michael Anthony STAVROU [2007] EWCA Crim 1982;
  • R v Robert NAIDOO [2007] EWCA Crim 1916 (AG’s Reference Nos. 41 & 42 of 2007);
  • R v Alan Ernest HOUGH [2007] EWCA Crim 1659;
  • R v Bashir MAKEID [2007] EWCA Crim 792;
  • R v Nicholas MARQUEZ-ARNEDO [2006] EWCA Crim 1988;
  • R v Gary Mark WRIGHT [2005] EWCA Crim 893;
  • R v Manjeet Singh KHALSA [2003] EWCA 2888;
  • R v Michael BRYANT [2003] EWCA Crim 520.