Clerks & Services
Assistant Practice Manager Crime
Andrew is the Assistant Practice Manager / Business Development Manager of the Criminal Group. Andrew joined St Ives in October 2015 having previously worked at another Chambers in Birmingham as a Criminal Clerk from 2003 – 2008 before joining the Courts Service where he worked as a Crown Court Clerk for 7 years.
In his time at the Courts Service Andrew has gained a high level of understanding of the Courts system and developed relationships with the judiciary & listing, solicitors around the region and the Midlands bar.
Andrew works closely with Practice Manager Philip Hidson and head of group Scott Coughtrie in developing and marketing the Criminal Group, as well as overseeing the administration of criminal cases including liaising with courts regarding listing, ensuring solicitors are advised of the appropriate counsel for each case and negotiating fees.
St Ives Chambers are very popular, busy and efficient.