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Andrew Herd

Andrew Herd

Call: 2015

T: 0207 520 6000    E: chambers@18rlc.co.uk

Andrew is a criminal and regulatory barrister. He is able to provide advice and representation at every stage of a case, from pre-charge through to trial, sentence and appeal.

Andrew’s criminal practice encompasses all types of work from driving offences through to serious, sexual and financial crime. He appears regularly in the Crown Court both as a led junior and as a junior appearing alone and has successfully defended clients against a range of allegations from theft to attempted murder.

Andrew’s regulatory practice includes both professional discipline cases and advisory work for regulators.

He is also able to assist clients in quasi-criminal cases, dealing with issues such as contempt of court and cash forfeiture.

Andrew holds an LLB (first class) and LLM (with distinction). He is a Grade 2 prosecutor, member of the SFO C panel, member of the Civilian Stabilisation Group, and a contributor to the practitioner text, Arlidge and Parry on Fraud.

Andrew is qualified to accept instructions directly from clients in suitable cases.

Recent Cases

  • R v X (2021) Attempted murder
  • R v X (2021) ABH
  • R v X (2020) Junior counsel, rape
  • R v X (2020) Trafficking
  • R v X (2020) Burglary.
  • R v X (2020) Junior counsel, fraud.
  • R v X (2020) DVLA fraud.
  • R v X (2020) Tax fraud.
  • R v X (2020) Attempt s18 and s20.
  • R v X (2020) PWITS cocaine.
  • Re X (2020) High Court (insolvency), contempt.
  • R v X (2020) Disclosure counsel, private prosecution.
  • R v X (2019) Knife point robbery.
  • R v X (2019) Disclosure work, SFO
  • R v X (2019) (Court of Appeal) PWITS class A, appeal against sentence.
  • R v X (2019) Attempted burglary of cannabis factory.
  • R v X (2019) Junior counsel, Modern Slavery.
  • R v X (2019) Disclosure counsel, murder.
  • R v X (2019) Environmental prosecution.

Publications, Lectures and Training

Book Review of Forbes: The Institutes of the Law of Scotland: Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 18, pp 300 – 301, May 2014

Brexit and Money Laundering Regulation, April 2017, (co-author)

Criminal Finances Act 2017 (January 2018 update), (co-author)

Arlidge and Parry on Fraud, 5th Edition, 1st Supplement, September 2018, (co-author)

Arlidge and Parry on Fraud, 6th Edition, 2020, (co-author)

What New UK Money Laundering Law Means For Fintech, Law 360 June 2021, (co-author)


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LLM by Research, University of Edinburgh, Distinction

LLB (Hons), University of Aberdeen, First Class



Professional Appointments

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CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor

Member of the Civilian Stabilisation Unit

SFO, C Panel


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Harmsworth Scholarship (Middle Temple)

Edinburgh Legal Education Trust, LLM by Research Scholarship