New Bailey Chambers


0151 236 9402

 This enables members of the public to go direct to a Barrister without the need to engage the services of a Solicitor.  This can result in significant savings to the client by only having to pay one legal adviser.  Our Barristers specialise in Motoring Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Employment Law, Civil Law and Housing Law.

Andrew Sinker


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.