Andrew Wheeler QC is head of the Financial Crime Team at 7BR Chambers, and is ranked in financial crime/fraud by the Legal 500 and by Chambers & Partners. He has “great client-care skills”, “engenders respect for his great manner in court”, and is known for his “highly effective cross-examination style”.
Andrew has extensive experience in relation to the defence and prosecution of serious fraud, associated money laundering and proceeds of crime restraint/confiscation, and compliance/regulatory matters – and has a detailed knowledge of evidence gathering from, and asset tracing through, multiple jurisdictions. Andrew is regularly instructed by leading defence firms, by the Serious Fraud Office, Insolvency Service, FCA and CPS Complex Casework/Specialist Fraud Division.
His experience extends in particular to Bribery & Corruption, Company Investigations, Insolvency and Tax fraud, and to issues of Insider Dealing. He regularly advises both the UK and offshore sectors in respect of anti-money laundering and associated compliance issues.
In addition to his financial crime work, Andrew has had significant involvement in general crime, and has been instructed to defend in cases involving murder, attempted murder and other offences against the person, drugs, firearms, health and safety and sexual offences.
Andrew is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme. This means that members of the public who seek specialist advice can come direct to him. In addition, he welcomes instructions from solicitors, in-house law departments, qualified foreign lawyers, and clients licensed by the Bar Council to give instructions direct to barristers under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme.
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