Andrew Jones

Call 1996

Andrew Jones

Practice Overview

With his renowned approach for thoroughness and attention to detail, Andrew has appeared in every domestic tribunal from the Magistrates Court, through to the House of Lords.

He boasts a heavy criminal caseload including cases of the highest complexity and seriousness such as multi-handed conspiracies to supply class A drugs, complex fraud cases, murder and rape cases.

Andrew also has a particular specialism in the field of public interest immunity, a field in which he is viewed as one of the leading practitioners on the Wales Circuit and one in which he has represented almost every local authority within Wales including presenting arguments regarding public interest immunity in the Court of Appeal.

Notable and Reported cases

  • R v Anthony James Drew [2003] 1 WLR 1213 (UK House of Lords)

    House of Lords decision involving prohibition of making a hospital order on a Defendant who fell foul of the mandatory life sentence provisions on the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000. (The case of R v Drew saw Andrew in the House of Lords seeking a Declaration of Incompatibility under the Human Rights Act 1998. The case was of such significance it warranted an intervention by the Home Secretary and House of Lords).

  • Environment Agency v M and others

    Prosecution of Directors alleged to have laundered and stolen money in excess of £350,000 of company funds. The defence successfully argued that the prosecution was out side the authority of the Environment Agency as the offences charged did not have sufficient nexus to the core functions of the Agency.

  • R v FW (multiple rapes)

    Case involved initial allegation of stranger rape and abduction. This subsequently led to a further allegations of historic rape.

  • R v TU (Operation Rebus)

    Junior Counsel representing first Defendant in multi-handed conspiracy to supply heroin. Case involved extensive surveillance evidence and covert probe devices.

  • Bridgend County Council (& others) v WT (E.Coli outbreak)

    Prosecution by 5 local authorities following the 2nd largest outbreak of E.Coli 0157 in the United Kingdom. Represented the Defendant in both the criminal proceedings and also the enforcement proceedings, which saw Mr Justice Curtis determine that the local authority responsible for enforcement had not allowed the statutory 24 hour period to elapse before serving the EPN.

  • R v AM and others (Operation Dowel)

    Multi-handed MTIC fraud case tried in Worcester Crown Court over a twelve week period. Junior Counsel involved in case from the outset. Case involved carousel fraud which the Crown alleged had defrauded HMRC in a sum in excess of £50million.

  • Other

    Andrew also appeared as a leading junior in Operation Rhino (allegations of police misconduct and data protection issues); Operation Corolla and Operation Gearstick (multi-handed conspiracies to supply class A drugs) and as junior Counsel in R v W (murder) and Operation Othello (Multi-handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs).