Profile• Andrew Wheeler QC is head of the Financial Crime Team at 7BR Chambers. He is ranked in financial crime by The Legal 500 and by Chambers and Partners. Andrew “has great client-care skills”, “engenders respect for his great manner in court”, and is known for his “highly effective cross-examination style” [Chambers & Partners 2017].
• 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 also has significant experience of Legal Professional Privilege, and of competing interests of joint and common privilege as between companies, directors and third parties.
• 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.
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