Secretary, Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris

Andrew is a criminal advocate with extensive experience in representing defendants in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal charged with serious criminal offences. 

He has acted as junior alone in the Court of Appeal in a number of cases in which convictions have been overturned. Recently, in AA [2019] EWCA Crim 1307 he represented an appellant where 9 counts of historic sexual abuse were overturned on appeal following errors in the directions given to the jury by the judge. 

He has also appeared before the Divisional Court in a number of case stated appeals in which the court quashed convictions on the grounds of errors of law. In 2013 he was led Junior in a landmark case of R-v- G &F [2012] EWCA Crim 1756 in which convictions were overturned on and which is now a leading case on the law on half time submissions in the Crown Court. 

Andrew is regularly instructed in high profile terrorism cases and has appeared as a junior alone and leading junior in such cases, including R-v- IK [2019] where were a defendant was acquitted of terrorism funding and R-v-D [2021] where he acted as leading junior in a complex terrorism trial at the Central Criminal Court of a defendant who was alleged to have set up a terrorist organisation. 

Andrew is a media contributor and an advocacy trainer for the Law Society. He has written journal articles on the issue of disclosure in the Crown Courts and also regularly trains advocates in cross examination of vulnerable witnesses. He has been a member of the Law Society Advocacy Advisory committee for a number of years and participated in advocacy round tables and media appearances. 


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