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Andrew’s part-time practice at the Bar encompasses crime and criminal due process and human rights law. In addition to his practice at Matrix, Andrew is a full-time Professor at City, University of London.

After studying for degrees in commerce and law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney from 1981 until 1985, Andrew then qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1986. He proceeded to the University of Oxford to undertake postgraduate studies, taking his doctorate in 1991 with a thesis on “the relation between pre-trial executive improprieties and the outcome of the criminal trial”.

Andrew has been a full-time academic since the completion of his doctorate. He was a lecturer at the University of New South Wales in 1991, and then a lecturer (from 1991 until 1994) and reader (in 1995 and 1996) at the University of Leicester. He then held professorships of law at Brunel University (1997-2005, 2011-12) and the University of Warwick (2005-2011) before taking up the post of Professor of Law at City, University of London in November 2012.

As an academic, Andrew’s research interests include evidence and procedure (especially criminal evidence). He is the author of numerous articles and of five books:

  • The Privilege against Self-Incrimination and Criminal Justice (Hart, 2013)
  • Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Hearsay and Confrontation in Criminal Trials (Oxford University Press, 1996)
  • Evidence: Text and Materials (Longman, 1998)
  • Evidence (4th edition, Oxford University Press, 2015).

Andrew’s published work has been influential and has been cited in the decisions of various appellate courts, including decisions of the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the UK Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Canada and the New Zealand Supreme Court. Andrew is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof.

Andrew joined Matrix as an academic member in 2002, utilising the fast-track route to the Bar available to teachers of the law of experience and distinction. He was motivated by a desire to combine academic work with part-time practice.

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