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Chambers of Andrew Thomas QC

TOWER 12, BRIDGE STREET, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3BZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 832 5701
Fax:
Fax 0161 832 0839
DX:
14338 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.lincolnhousechambers.com

Gerard Doran

Tel:
Work 0161 832 5701
Email:
Lincoln House Chambers (Chambers of Andrew Thomas QC)

Position

Criminal defence advocacy and advice. Crime-related work includes actions against the police/Home Office as well as judicial review, confiscation and proceeds of crime. Regularly instructed as both leading and junior counsel in serious criminal cases including: drugs, firearms, fraud, homicide, indecency, money laundering, public disorder, rape, robbery, terrorism and violence. Instructed for the appellant in the Court of Appeal and Divisional Court including: appeals against conviction and sentence and judicial review. Notable cases include: R v Atobrah and Ors, Wood Green CC – large scale importation and distribution of crack cocaine; R v Rush, Worcester CC – Operation Bountiful – huge international conspiracy to import pure cocaine from South America to UK for processing into crack; R v Pitman and Ors, Southwark CC – gun running from central Europe to UK; R v Gold and Ors, Southwark CC – multi-million-pound VAT/carousel fraud and money laundering – far reaching legal arguments affected by and affecting VAT tribunal decisions and the London City Bond case; R v Matthews, CCC – neighbour dispute revenge killing of a 13-year-old boy; R v Newman, CCC – first professor of factology – severely mentally ill – killed his girlfriend/understudy in a frenzied knife attack; R v McLoed and Ors, CCC – litany of historical allegations of sexual assault whilst manager of the National Children’s Home, Harpenden and subsequent unearthing of a national paedophile ring; R v Massie, Harrow CC – gang of sophisticated car-ringers involving millions of pounds worth of high-value cars; R v Dacova, Harrow CC – litany of historic sexual abuse allegations made by step daughter; R v Ghissan and 7 Ors, Middlesex CC – large scale credit card fraud, the proceeds of which were alleged to be for the funding of international terrorism; R v Terry, Snaresbrook CC – massive international motor fraud – subject of recent TV programme ‘Car-Wars’.

Career

Called 1993, Gray’s Inn.

Member

Criminal Bar Association; North London Bar Mess.

Education

LLB Hons (1991).


Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

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