Partner, Head of Court and Regulatory Team
Andrew is a Partner and Head of the Court and Regulatory Team. He is an experienced Criminal practitioner who practices in the Crown Court and Magistrates Court. Andrew is a Solicitor Advocate having attained his Higher Court qualification.
Andrew also represents transport concerns at Public Inquiry and in the courts. He is a panel solicitor for the Freight Transport Association.
Andrew’s practice also involves representing clients regarding regulatory breaches ranging from PLC's to private individuals. The range of breaches encompasses Health and Safety issues, CITES, Trading Standards prosecutions, Property Mis-description, and Planning and Environmental breaches.
In addition, Andrew defends motoring offences. He has an excellent record of ensuring that clients facing discretionary disqualification from driving avoid disqualification. Offences defended include speeding, failing to identify a driver, drink driving and also tachograph and roadworthiness offences.
As an advocate Andrew also represents and prepares cases for Inquest before the Coroner. Clients represented include a cross section of interested persons from next of kin to schools and companies.
"Andrew brings a degree of realism and takes the trouble to ensure clients know exactly the position they are in.
"He is excellent at client care."
Client Feedback in Chambers, 2021
'Andrew Banks will leave no stone unturned to assist clients or counsel in preparing a case.'
Legal 500, 2021
"He understands the business and does things quickly,"
Chambers - 2019
"He is someone I've seen recently, and he did a really good job for his client. Not only a good lawyer, but pleasant. He is known for his work in road traffic and health and safety prosecutions as well as general crime. He is an advocate in both the Magistrates' and Crown Courts.”
Chambers - 2013
"Andrew Banks is well regarded by market sources for his work in this space. He regularly represents clients at public inquiries and assists with the defence of transport-related and criminal matters."
Chambers - 2016