Andrew Sinker has been a specialist criminal practitioner since his call in 1991.His pupillage and early career were spent in a leading London criminal Chambers in the Middle Temple(3 Hare Court).There he was involved in a number of high profile cases including R v Tossun ,a V.A.T. fraud, which subsequently went to the House of Lords(where it clarified the law on good character) and R v Clarke, the famous Brinks Mat money laundering case.
In 1994 he moved to the Northern Circuit and has developed a substantial criminal law practice in both prosecution and defence work in all criminal jurisdictions including the Court of Appeal. He has particular experience in V.A.T. and tax fraud cases. Examples include R v Hughes –a £15 million V.A.T. fraud at Southampton Crown Court, R v McCarthy-a multi-handed income tax fraud and R v McIntosh-a ‘missing trader’ fraud at Knutsford Crown Court
He is also instructed in road traffic cases and has undertaken a number of football related cases, where he has successfully opposed applications for football banning orders.
Andrew can also be instructed on a direct access basis on road traffic/criminal cases, coroners inquests, football related cases, taxi driver appeals, school admissions appeals and sport related disciplinary hearings.