Andrew Baughan is  a specialist in criminal litigation.  He is described as an “adept and astute” barrister in the Legal 500 and is listed as a leader in his field in the Chambers and Partners Directory. His main areas of practice are, Fraud, corruption/Bribery, professional Discipline, regulatory tribunals, confiscation,  and money laundering.  Andrew prosecutes and defends and believes it is important to do so.  He acts on behalf of medical practitioners and police officers in criminal and disciplinary proceedings, and appears at Courts Martial in Germany and Cyprus.  He is instructed in appeals where he did not appear in the case below.  He regularly lectures on criminal procedure and evidence.

Andrew accepts instructions in all areas of criminal litigation (for both the prosecution and the defence), and related work including regulatory tribunals, medical and police disciplinary proceedings, and hearings before the Courts Martial. He is currently instructed in a number of complex fraud and money laundering cases. HIs main areas of practice are:

  • Fraud
  • Corruption/Bribery
  • Professional Discipline
  • Regulatory Tribunals
  • Confiscation
  • Money laundering


Notable cases

  • R v H and H             £2 million Bank of America fraud
  • R v W and others    £900,000 NHS contractor fraud
  • R v D and W            £10 million diversion fraud
  • R v D and others    £6 million diversion fraud
  • R v C and others    Multi-million local authority contractor fraud
  • R v C and others    £1.1 million fraud involving manufacturing company
  • R v C and others    £750,000 excise fraud
  • R v B and others    £1 million excise fraud
  • R v X and others    £250,000 revenue fraud
  • R v V                        Manslaughter/Heath and Safety prosecution
  • R v W                       Murder of five Ipswich prostitutes (advising on appeal)

Reputation & Awards

"Adept and astute"

Legal 500

Appointments & Memberships:

  • Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
  • Commonwealth in England Barristers Association
  • Association of Military Court Advocates
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Kent Bar Mess
  • Sussex Bar Mess


  • Woodbridge School
  • Royal Holloway College, London
  • Inns of Court School of Law (Middle Temple Scholar)
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