Andrew Purkiss

Solicitor And Higher Rights Advocate

Andrew has worked within the local Criminal Justice system for over 30 years.

After 10 years running a large criminal department with offices in Aldershot, Farnborough, Farnham and Guildford, Andrew, and June set up The Purkiss Partnership and have been based at their current location ever since.

Andrew has built up a loyal client base over in the local area over the past 20 years but has also built up a reputation acting for professional clients and businesses all across the UK.

As the case summaries outline below Andrew has extensive experience dealing with all types of defence litigation and advocacy, from Serious Fraud, Courts Martial to Road Traffic.

Cases of Note:

HMRC –v- B
Operation Euripus
Southwark Crown Court / High Court
Defended client charged with 20 others in complex “Carousel, Missing Trader, Vat Fraud’.
Included successful application to High Court under Proceeds of Crime legislation.

HMRC –v- B
Operation All Weather 11
Successfully defended director of company accused of supplying items to Middle East in breach of ‘International & European Nuclear Non-Proliferation’ legislation.

R –v- M
Excess Alcohol Challenge High Court of Justice QBD
Represented numerous appellants at High Court challenging defects with Intoximeter Machine process. Led to leading House of Lords judgement in Teixiera .

Southwark Crown Court
Fraud and Money Laundering

Isleworth Crown Court

Guildford Crown Court
Robbery, Blackmail, Fraud
R –v- S & S
Series of cases involving local businessman (and wife), allegedly linked to London Criminal Gang.

Guildford Crown Court
R –v- D
Large scale ‘Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy’.
Successfully defended one of several local businessmen accused of large scale ‘Mortgage Fraud’.

Winchester Crown Court
R –v-   H
Defended American National, with previous violent conviction in America.

R –v-   H
Drug Importation
Defended local man charged with large scale drug importation.

R –v- C
Viagra Importation
Custodial sentence avoided for local man importing 20,000 Viagra tablets.

Southampton Crown Court
R –v- T
Large scale Vietnamese Drug Cultivation Conspiracy / Proceeds of Crime.

R –v- L
Robbery  and sexual offences. (Personally commended by HHJ Leigh)

Cardiff Crown Court
R –v- S
Sexual offences alleged.

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