Andrew Kendall

  email      029 2023 2032 

Practice Areas
General crime: sexual offences, violent and public order offences, drugs, dishonesty and fraud offences and money laundering.

Regulatory law: trading standards, health and safety and prosecutions pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Overview
Andrew read Law and French at Cardiff University, graduating with an upper second-class honours degree in 2009. As part of his degree, Andrew studied Law at l’Université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France. He undertook the Bar Vocational Course at Cardiff Law School and was graded ‘Very Competent’.
 
Prior to commencing pupillage at Apex Chambers, Andrew gained valuable experience of Capital homicide cases by volunteering at the Gulf Region Advocacy Center in Houston, Texas, providing assistance to individuals awaiting execution on death row. Andrew also worked as an appropriate adult for HAFAL and as a paralegal for both DAC Beachcroft and AXA Insurance.
 
Andrew’s pupil supervisors were John Ryan and Lucy Crowther.

General Crime
Andrew regularly prosecutes and defends in criminal cases before the Crown Court. His practice has included prosecuting a variety of cases for the Crown Prosecution Service, including violent, sexual and drug related offences. He has defended clients charged with violent offences, sexual offences, racially aggravated public order offences and kidnap. Andrew has also appeared on behalf of numerous local authorities in cases involving noise abatement notices, taxi licensing, anti-social behaviour orders and prosecutions under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

Andrew has experience working with clients suffering from mental health issues. 

Notable Cases
C & C v Carmarthenshire County Council [2015]: Successful representation of the respondent Council in a five day appeal at Swansea Crown Court concerning a noise abatement notice relating to a noise nuisance caused by a wind turbine.
 
R v F [2015]: Prosecution of a youth charged with rape.
 
R v B [2015]: Successful prosecution at a trial of issue at Cardiff Crown Court of a man charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his ten year old son.
 
R v T [2016]: Successful prosecution of a man charged with burglary at Swansea Crown Court.
 
R v A [2016]: Successful defence of a man charged with sexual assault against a female youth.
 
R v J [2016]: Successful defence of a man charged with kidnap at Cardiff Crown Court (prosecution offered no evidence on the day of trial).

R v M [2017]: Successful prosecution of a man charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine at Cardiff Crown Court.

R v B [2017]: Successful defence of a man charged with multiple breaches of a restraining order at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court. 

Memberships
Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
CPS Grade 1 prosecutor
Member of the Criminal Bar Association