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Prof. Andrew Choo

Andrew's part-time practice at the Bar encompasses crime and criminal due process and human rights.

Called: 2002 | Academic

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 (6th edition, Oxford University Press, 2021).

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, the High Court of Australia, the New Zealand Supreme Court and the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. 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.

The Privilege against Self-Incrimination and Criminal Justice (Hart, 2013)

Evidence (6th edition, Oxford University Press, 2021)

Evidence: Text and Materials (Longman, 1998)

Hearsay and Confrontation in Criminal Trials (Oxford University Press, 1996)

Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2008)

‘Gender Discrimination and Juries in the 20th Century: Judging Women Judging Men’ (2018) 22 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 192-217 (with Jill Hunter)

‘Criminal Hearsay in England and Wales: Pragmatism, Comparativism, and Human Rights’ (2013) 17 Canadian Criminal Law Review 227-252

‘Coroners and Justice Act 2009: The “Witness Anonymity” and “Investigation Anonymity” Provisions’ [2010] Criminal Law Review 368-388 (with David Ormerod and Rachel L Easter)

‘Improperly Obtained Evidence in the Commonwealth: Lessons for England and Wales?’ (2007) 11 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 75-105 (with Susan Nash)

‘Evidence Law in England and Wales: The Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998’ (2003) 7 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 31-61(with Susan Nash)

‘The Exclusion of Improperly Obtained Evidence in England and Wales: A Continuing Saga’ In C M Breur, M M Kommer, J F Nijboer and J M Reijntjes (eds), New Trends in Criminal Investigation and Evidence: Volume II (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2000) 127-140 (with Susan Nash)

‘The Legal Aspects of Undercover Police Operations in England and Wales’ (1999) 2 International Journal of Police Science & Management 144-55

‘What’s the Matter with Section 78?’ [1999] Criminal Law Review 929-940  (with Susan Nash)

‘Halting Criminal Prosecutions: The Abuse of Process Doctrine Revisited’

[1995] Criminal Law Review 864-874

‘Ex parte Bennett: The Demise of the Male Captus, Bene Detentus Doctrine in England?’ 5 Criminal Law Forum 165-179 (1994)

‘The Notion of Relevance and Defence Evidence’ [1993] Criminal Law Review 114-126

‘Confessions and Corroboration: A Comparative Perspective’ [1991] Criminal Law Review 867-877

‘A Defence of Entrapment’ (1990) 53 Modern Law Review 453-471

‘Abuse of Process and Pre-Trial Delay: A Structured Approach’

(1989) 13 Criminal Law Journal 178-187

From 2012 Professor of Law, City, University of London

2011 – 2012 Professor of English Law, Brunel University

2006 – 2011 Professor of Law, University of Warwick

From July 2002 Academic Member, Matrix

1997 – 2005 Professor of Law, Brunel University

1995 – 1996 Reader in Law, University of Leicester

1991 – 1994 Lecturer in Law

Barrister (Inner Temple) (2002)

DPhil Oxford (1991)

BCom, LLB New South Wales (1986)

FTCL (1984)

LMusA (1982)

Andrew is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Andrew needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Andrew’s privacy notice in full, please see here.

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Prof. Andrew Choo
Called: 2002 | Academic

Andrew's part-time practice at the Bar encompasses crime and criminal due process and human rights.

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  • Crime
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Public Law

Prof. Andrew Choo

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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 (6th edition, Oxford University Press, 2021).

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, the High Court of Australia, the New Zealand Supreme Court and the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. 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.

Selected Books

The Privilege against Self-Incrimination and Criminal Justice (Hart, 2013) Evidence (6th edition, Oxford University Press, 2021) Evidence: Text and Materials (Longman, 1998) Hearsay and Confrontation in Criminal Trials (Oxford University Press, 1996) Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2008)

Selected Articles

‘Gender Discrimination and Juries in the 20th Century: Judging Women Judging Men’ (2018) 22 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 192-217 (with Jill Hunter) ‘Criminal Hearsay in England and Wales: Pragmatism, Comparativism, and Human Rights’ (2013) 17 Canadian Criminal Law Review 227-252 ‘Coroners and Justice Act 2009: The “Witness Anonymity” and “Investigation Anonymity” Provisions’ [2010] Criminal Law Review 368-388 (with David Ormerod and Rachel L Easter) ‘Improperly Obtained Evidence in the Commonwealth: Lessons for England and Wales?’ (2007) 11 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 75-105 (with Susan Nash) ‘Evidence Law in England and Wales: The Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998’ (2003) 7 International Journal of Evidence and Proof 31-61(with Susan Nash) ‘The Exclusion of Improperly Obtained Evidence in England and Wales: A Continuing Saga’ In C M Breur, M M Kommer, J F Nijboer and J M Reijntjes (eds), New Trends in Criminal Investigation and Evidence: Volume II (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2000) 127-140 (with Susan Nash) ‘The Legal Aspects of Undercover Police Operations in England and Wales’ (1999) 2 International Journal of Police Science & Management 144-55 ‘What’s the Matter with Section 78?’ [1999] Criminal Law Review 929-940  (with Susan Nash) ‘Halting Criminal Prosecutions: The Abuse of Process Doctrine Revisited’ [1995] Criminal Law Review 864-874 ‘Ex parte Bennett: The Demise of the Male Captus, Bene Detentus Doctrine in England?’ 5 Criminal Law Forum 165-179 (1994) ‘The Notion of Relevance and Defence Evidence’ [1993] Criminal Law Review 114-126 ‘Confessions and Corroboration: A Comparative Perspective’ [1991] Criminal Law Review 867-877 ‘A Defence of Entrapment’ (1990) 53 Modern Law Review 453-471 ‘Abuse of Process and Pre-Trial Delay: A Structured Approach’ (1989) 13 Criminal Law Journal 178-187

Appointments

From 2012 Professor of Law, City, University of London 2011 – 2012 Professor of English Law, Brunel University 2006 – 2011 Professor of Law, University of Warwick From July 2002 Academic Member, Matrix 1997 – 2005 Professor of Law, Brunel University 1995 – 1996 Reader in Law, University of Leicester 1991 – 1994 Lecturer in Law

Academic, Professional & Qualifications

Barrister (Inner Temple) (2002) DPhil Oxford (1991) BCom, LLB New South Wales (1986) FTCL (1984) LMusA (1982)
Prof. Choo's Privacy Notice

Andrew is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Andrew needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Andrew’s privacy notice in full, please see here.