Andrew Campbell-Tiech KC

Call 1978 | Silk 2003

Andrew Campbell-Tiech KC

Call 1978 | Silk 2003

“Andrew is quick to respond and unfailingly impressive in his personal consideration of key legal matters. He is tenacious and dependable.”

Chambers & Partners 2022

"An incredibly astute lawyer, who is committed to serving the client to his utmost ability. He always thinks 'outside the box' as to how to achieve what is in the client's best interests."

Chambers & Partners 2023

"Andrew takes a pragmatic and commercial approach, and shows great attention to every detail. He is very approachable and incredibly quick to respond."

Chambers & Partners 2023

No two cases are alike. No two courts are alike. Andrew Campbell-Tiech KC’s experience of the most demanding cases before the most demanding tribunals is a resource in itself and of real advantage to those he represents.


Andrew has defended in more than 50 murder trials. He has particular expertise in the areas of insanity and diminished responsibility and is consequently no admirer of the M’Naghton rules. He has similar expertise and reservations about overreach in joint enterprise cases, notwithstanding Jogee.

Notable Murder & Manslaughter cases

K: M’Naghton

Precluding defence of insanity for severely mentally ill patient who bore no responsibility for his acts.


Matricide by ex-psychiatric patient: diminished responsibility


Matricide & epilepsy: insanity

A & 5 Ors

Joint enterprise single knife wound

M & 6 Ors

Joint enterprise two knife wounds

L & 4 Ors

Joint enterprise one gunshot

Andrew has practised in this area for over twenty years and has appeared at first instance and at appellate level in many reported cases. He has written extensively about the excesses of the POCA scheme, notably as part of the editorial board of Criminal Law Week.

Notable Proceeds of Crime: Confiscation cases

May [2008] 1 AC 1028

Meaning of ‘benefit’

Zinga [2014] 1 Cr.App.R 27

Confiscation & the private prosecutor

Kakkad [2015] 1 W.L.R 4162

Forfeiture orders and confiscation

Ali (Salah) [2015] 1 W.L.R 841

Confiscation in absentia

Kamyab [2021] 1 W.L.R 4860

Powers of the CACD to conduct confiscation proceedings; Panayi wrongly decided.

Re D

Inadequacy – s.23 application

Re T

Inadequacy – s.23 application


Inadequacy: – s.23 application


Default sentence


Default sentence

Re C

Bankruptcy, costs & inadequacy

Re W

Abuse of process & the decision to prosecute

Re K

Abuse of process & the decision to prosecute

As a barrister who has specialised in money laundering for many years, Andrew is regarded as a leading practitioner in this field.

He is the general editor of Butterworth’s Money Laundering Law.

He advises financial institutions and others, both as to compliance generally and particularly as to the reach of the Money Laundering Regulations

Andrew has defended in complex high-value fraud cases including banking, tax, insurance, construction and insolvency. Often coupled with allegations of money laundering and/or offences under the Bribery Act, Andrew’s breadth of experience and skill-set allows him to contextualise – and thereby humanise – the bald figures that underpin every fraud trial.

For over a decade, Andrew has represented practitioners before UKCP, BACP, HCPC, GMC, RCVS, SRA, BTAS and others.

It is this experience that has led him to contribute, together with Julie Norris of Kingsley Napley LLP, a chapter entitled ‘Reform’ in the ‘Psychotherapist & the Professional Complaint: the Shadow Side of Psychotherapy’ (Karnac 2022).

As an informed and passionate advocate, he believes that reform of this entire area of law is long overdue.

Associations and Memberships

  • Recorder civil & criminal
  • Arbitrator
  • Former deputy coroner
  • Former Head of Dyers Chambers & Drystone Chambers

  • South Eastern Circuit

  • French.
  • Some Italian, German, Spanish, Catalan; Persian & Greek (basic)


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