Andrew Henley

Andrew Henley joined England Palmer Solicitors as a Consultant Barrister in October 2012.

He was called to the Bar in 1992. Since then he has been a member of Furnival Chambers in London, with whom he still retains active connections. He has now brought his practise home to Guildford.

Andrew specialises mainly in private crime, regulatory/compliance work, and motoring law.

He has nearly 20 years’ advocacy experience in tribunals and criminal courts — added to ten years’ prior work in the Criminal Justice system. He knows this system well from every angle. He has built a reputation for thoroughness, ingenuity and tenacity.

Andrew's innovative use of computer software to strengthen his clients’ cases 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.

A down-to-earth, ‘people person’, Andrew will speak openly and plainly with you about your case, and make sure you understand every step in the court procedure. He combines professionalism with accessibility, and his record of excellent results speaks for itself.

Notable Cases

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)
Was 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)
Successfully defended in an SFO prosecution of the widely publicised Beijing Games Fraud.

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 cases 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 Crime
R v Cornell (1996)
Leading counsel in an international, multi-defendant drugs importation case heard at Southampton Crown Court.

R v Booth (1999)
Importation of cocaine. This was one of the largest seizures of drugs and money at the time. Heard at the Central Criminal Court and Woolwich Crown Court.

R v Atesogullari (2005)
Leading Counsel in an allegation of conspiracy to kidnap, imprison and rape.

R v Air El Fassi (2008)
Leading counsel in a £200million drugs importation. Wood Green Crown Court.

R v Blagrove (2009)
Widely reported allegation of supply of drugs to celebrities.

General medical Council

GMC v Dr Ali


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