Andrew Pickin

  • Year Of Call

    Year of call: 2017
Andrew Pickin

ANDREW PICKIN

Year of call: 2017

Call clerks: 0113 297 1200

Email clerks: clerks@kbwchambers.com

  • Practice Summary

    Andrew prosecutes and defends in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts. He is a Grade 1 prosecutor. He enjoys a busy practice where he regularly represents Defendants in trials of all manners of criminal conduct including violence, sexual offending and driving. He has represented defendants charged with hunting offences and is seeking to develop this area of practice.

    Recent Cases

    R v EC [2021] Kirklees Magistrates Court
    Representing the Defendant, who, as a youth, was accused of assaulting a police officer by spitting, Andrew successfully made a half time submission of no case to answer. This followed significant cross examination of two police officers and saved the Defendant from giving evidence in his own trial. The surrounding issues in the case were unlawful arrest and excessive force.

    R v TM [2021] Scarborough Magistrates Court
    Andrew represented a Defendant who was charged with hitting a woman in the face with a glass bottle. The Defendant was acquitted after trial, despite being the only witness in her own defence and considerable evidence of the complainant and a further prosecution witness. Andrew was able to convince the Magistrates that the Prosecution has not proved, to the requisite standard, what had happened during the incident.

  • Practice Summary

    Under the supervision of Olivia Checa-dover during his first six, Andrew gained a wealth of experience in all areas of police law, which includes professional misconduct, employment, civil claims and civil orders in the Magistrates’ Court.

    Since the beginning of his second six, Andrew has assisted a local police force legal team, providing advice on a range of topics, which has allowed him to develop a busy paper practice. He is available to advise in all areas of police-related law. He has also been instructed as independent counsel and is regularly instructed to defend forces in civil claims.

    Andrew has represented a number of forces in making applications for SHPOs, SROs, DVPOs, Football Banning Orders and other civil orders for the police.

  • Practice Summary

    Andrew has experience in all areas of housing related law, including matters of possession, disrepair, homelessness and injunctive work. He acts for private landlords, social landlords and tenants.

    Most recently, Andrew has assisted in defending complex possession matters and disrepair claims. He is also developing a practice in housing-related environmental prosecutions, which combines his knowledge and experience of housing and criminal law.

    Prior to pupillage, Andrew worked full-time as a housing and resettlement adviser based in three London prisons, providing direct support and advice to hundreds of offenders who faced homelessness on release.

    During his studies, and later full-time after call, Andrew was a benefits and housing adviser at a South London legal advice centre. As part of this role, he was a duty advocate at two South London county courts, defending possession proceedings and other property-related hearings. He appeared in over 600 cases.

    Andrew has also worked in a research capacity for Reprieve and JUSTICE, the latter of which used his research to publish ‘Solving Housing Disputes’ to address the problems litigants in person face when bringing and defending housing and landlord and tenant claims across the jurisdictions of the county court and property tribunal.

    Andrew has provided multiple training sessions to a leading national homelessness charity on possession and homelessness law.

  • Practice Summary

    Andrew regularly accepts instructions for both claimants and defendants, both in small claims and fast track matters.

    He has recently assisted in settling a matter for a claimant who brought a claim against her care home, where she was the victim of a serious assault, and general claims of neglect.

    Andrew has experience in advising claims involving noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and other industrial related disease.

  • Practice Summary

    Andrew has experience in both private and public family law matters. Andrew has represented Local Authorities and parents in a number of cases.

    Andrew has experience representing clients who are vulnerable.

  • Practice Summary

    Andrew Pickin accepts instructions in all areas of work undertaken by Chambers.

    Prior to pupillage, Andrew worked full-time as a housing and resettlement adviser based in three London prisons, providing direct support and advice to hundreds of offenders who faced homelessness on release.

    During his studies, and later full-time after call, Andrew was a benefits and housing adviser at a South London legal advice centre. As part of this role, he was a duty advocate at two South London county courts, defending possession proceedings and other property-related hearings. He appeared in over 600 cases.

    Andrew has also worked in a research capacity for Reprieve and JUSTICE, the latter of which used his research to publish ‘Solving Housing Disputes’ to address the problems litigants in person face when bringing and defending housing and landlord and tenant claims across the jurisdictions of the county court and property tribunal.

    Andrew has provided multiple training sessions to a leading national homelessness charity on possession and homelessness law.

    Education
    2017 BPTC – City, University of London
    2016 LLM – UCL
    2015 GDL – City, University of London
    2014 MA (Classics)- University of St Andrews

    Prizes/Scholarships:
    2021 Kalisher Trust Pupils Essay Competition 2021 Winner
    2020 Inner Temple Cecile Yahuda Scholarship
    2016 Inner Temple Exhibition (Full Fee for BPTC)
    2016 Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award
    2015 International Undergraduate Awards, Highly Commended
    2014 H J Rose Memorial Prize, University of St Andrews
    2014 Winning Team- The Inaugural Oxford v St Andrews ‘Norton Rose Fulbright’ Moot
    2014 Half-blues- University of St Andrews

    Professional memberships:
    Inner Temple
    JUSTICE
    Young Legal Aid Lawyers