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029 2023 2032

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OVERVIEW

Andrew read Law and French at Cardiff University, graduating with an upper second-class honours degree in 2009. As part of his degree, Andrew studied Law at l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France. He undertook the Bar Vocational Course at Cardiff Law School and was graded ‘Very Competent’.
 


 

Prior to commencing pupillage at Apex Chambers, Andrew gained valuable experience of Capital homicide cases by volunteering at the Gulf Region Advocacy Center in Houston, Texas, providing assistance to individuals awaiting execution on death row. Andrew also worked as an appropriate adult for HAFAL and as a paralegal for both DAC Beachcroft and AXA Insurance.

 

Andrew is a qualified pupil supervisor.


GENERAL CRIME
Andrew regularly prosecutes and defends in criminal cases before the Crown Court. His practice has included prosecuting a variety of cases for the Crown Prosecution Service, including violent, sexual and drug related offences. He has defended clients charged with violent offences, sexual offences, racially aggravated public order offences and kidnap. Andrew has also appeared on behalf of numerous local authorities in cases involving noise abatement notices, taxi licensing, anti-social behaviour orders and prosecutions under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

Andrew has experience working with clients suffering from various mental health issues and learning difficulties. 

 


NOTABLE CASES
Cook & Cook v Carmarthenshire County Council [2015]: Successful representation of the respondent Council in a five day appeal at Swansea Crown Court concerning a noise abatement notice relating to a noise nuisance caused by a wind turbine. This case involved cross-examination of expert witnesses who had given evidence in relation to the noise made by the wind turbine.


R v Callum McCullock [2017]: Successful prosecution of a man charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine at Cardiff Crown Court.


R v Christopher Williams [2017]: Successful defence of a taxi driver charged with the sexual assault of a student at Cardiff Crown Court.


R v Michael Parsons [2017]: Successful defence of a man charged with the sexual assault of a 16 year old girl at Cardiff Crown Court.


R v Vivian Elms [2018]: Successful defence of a man charged with the sexual assault of his son’s ex-wife at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.


R v B [2018]: Successful appeal against sentence for a youth charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine at the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.


R v Scott Jenkins [2018]: Successful defence of a man charged with an offence contrary to s. 18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861 at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. The defendant in this case had bitten a part of the complainant’s ear off and had already pleaded guilty to an offence contrary to s. 20.


R v Kevin Walker [2018]: Successful defence of a man charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis at Swansea Crown Court. The defendant in this case had been arrested whilst in possession of around 1.5kg of cannabis.


R v Gavin Lamin [2018]: Successful defence of a man charged with an offence contrary to s. 18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861 at Newport Crown Court.

 

R v Richard Balatay [2018]: Successful prosecution of a man charge with an offence contrary to s. 18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861, child cruelty and controlling and coercive behaviour. The defendant in this case caused serious burn injuries to his daughter using a hot iron.


R v P [2018]: Successful defence of a youth charged with rape and sexual assault. The defendant in this case suffered from severe learning difficulties and required an intermediary.

 

R v Craig Dewar [2019]: Successful prosecution of a man charged with kidnap at Cardiff Crown Court. 

 

R v Marvin Hanson [2019]: Successful prosecution of a man charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The complainant in this case suffered life changing injuries as a result of a collision, which took place on Caerphilly Road, Cardiff.

 

R v Jahwan Blake [2019]: Operation Biggar. Successful prosecution of a man charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin and cocaine. The defendant in this case was responsible for the ‘Dredd’ drugs line, which operated in the Cardiff area from 2017.

Andrew Kendall

PRACTICE AREAS

General crime: sexual offences, violent and public order offences, drugs, dishonesty and fraud offences and money laundering.
Regulatory law: trading standards, health and safety and prosecutions pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
CPS Grade 2 prosecutor
Member of the Criminal Bar Association

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:

Email: clerks@apexchambers.net

Phone: 02920 2023 2032