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Hunt & Coombs LLP

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Huntingdon, Oundle, Peterborough, St Neots

Andrew Cave

Work 01733 882800
Hunt & Coombs LLP

Work Department

Crime and business defence, mental health.


Andrew is an experienced high-level advocate who specialises in complex crime, high-value fraud and mental health. He has carried out business defence and prosecution work for a wide range of companies and organisations as well as representing individuals in challenging criminal and mental health matters. Andrew holds Higher Rights of Audience in both criminal and civil courts and was admitted to the Bar in 2009 as a member of Grey’s Inn. He regularly advises and represents individuals who are charged with motoring offences. He and the team have an excellent track record of saving driving licences even where a client has reached the maximum number of points. Andrew has represented a number of the firm’s business clients in this area and is skilled in the often complex legal arguments which can be used to defend a case.


Qualified 2002; trained Hunt & Coombs Solicitors; partner 2009, Andrew has spent his career at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors. President of the Peterborough and District Law Society from March 2014 and re-elected for a second term. Director HC Group Ltd.


Duty Solicitor Scheme; Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.


Jack Hunt School, Peterborough; Nottingham Trent University (1999 LLB (Hons)); de Montford University (2000 LPC).


Golf, Peterborough Hockey Club.

East Anglia: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Cave - Hunt & Coombs LLP

Within: Crime: fraud

Hunt & Coombs LLP¬†has 'a strong criminal practice and is an outstanding firm, well respected by clients and Judges alike'. One barrister remarks that 'the firm stands out for its commitment to its clients and dedication to ensuring every brief is thoroughly prepared irrespective of its size or seriousness'.¬†Another comments that 'it falls into the top 5% of criminal firms who instruct me in terms of the high standard of care they provide and the quality of their case preparation'.¬†Andrew Cave¬†and Simon Milburn¬†¬†have 'sound judgment and a manner with clients that is reassuring but nonetheless realistic'. Milburn is currently defending a multimillion-pound fraudulent evasion of excise duty claim.¬†Criminal law clerk Glenda Hair has more than 40 years‚Äô experience in the courts and ‚Äėcan get pretty much anything reasonable done for the client; she is great for client care and the fact that she comes to court most days means that defendants get a great service and counsel are well supported'.

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Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Cave - Hunt & Coombs LLP

Within: Crime: general

Hunt & Coombs LLP¬†is a standout firm for mental health tribunals and criminal defence matters, and clients are¬†‚Äėvery impressed with the service provided‚Äė.One comments that ‚Äėthe team provides excellent support and good advice, the lawyers have always been friendly, approachable and shown a genuinely caring approach to complex mental health issues‚Äė. Another remarks that it is ‚Äėa very good firm, old-fashioned in a good way in that it prepares cases well and supports counsel in court‚Äė. Head of crime and assistant coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Simon Milburn¬†is ‚Äėvery thorough, but also very realistic so that clients get proper and credible advice and can decide accordingly‚Äė.¬†Andrew Cave, who is currently handling a people trafficking trial,¬†and mental health law specialist¬†Richard Boucher¬† ‚Äėhave an excellent understanding of the issues, court procedures and cases where mental health is an issue, including fitness to plead, and are extremely supportive'. Cave and criminal law clerk Glenda Hair¬†are¬†'intelligent, able, have excellent judgement and are extremely committed to their clients'. Barrister¬†Mauro Maselli¬†also plays a key role in the practice.

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East Anglia: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Hunt & Coombs LLP in Peterborough draws on the experience of two specialist crime lawyers, Simon Milburn and Andrew Cave, who advise both corporates and individuals on health and safety matters. Milburn prosecutes and defends HSE matters, proceeds of crime cases, environmental and trading standards matters. Cave has a strong reputation in motoring and vehicle licensing law and frequently handles DVSA (VOSA) prosecutions. The practice also undertakes regulatory prosecutions on behalf of local councils and other public bodies. Recent highlights for the practice include appealing against health and safety prohibition and improvement notices to enable a client to continue operating at its premises; supporting clients following investigation and prosecution for breaches of health and safety obligations; and defending a company against manslaughter charges following the death of a worker on a construction site.

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