Mr Andrew Petterson > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers

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Andrew’s criminal practice covers the full spectrum of criminal law on behalf of both the prosecution and defence. He regularly appears in cases involving serious violence, sexual offences, drug trafficking and fraud.

He is a Category 3 Prosecutor and also has extensive experience of prosecuting on behalf of local authorities, including the prosecution of regulatory matters. Andrew has also prosecuted on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Andrew is regularly instructed in Proceeds of Crime Act Proceedings and has represented Defendants in cases involving substantial assets and complex issues of law.


Called 2004; Category 3 Prosecutor


  • North Eastern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Middle Temple


  • BA Jurisprudence Hons (Oxon), St Peter’s College, University of Oxford LLB, (Class II.i, 2000-2003)
  • Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School (Very Competent, 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Andrew PettersonExchange Chambers

At Exchange Chambers in Leeds, the ‘robust advocateChristopher Tehrani QC ‘is noted for his fearless, dogged, but courteous approach in the courtroom, and his ability to react swiftly to dynamic situations as they arise‘. Andrew Haslam QC is sought after for his expertise in prosecuting and defending in high-value financial crime and fraud cases, including investment and VAT fraud. Cybercrime is a particular strength of Nicholas Johnson QC‘s practice, while Andrew Petterson is instructed in cases involving historic sexual offences, serious violence and large-scale drugs conspiracies.