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ANDREW BEECH

Year of Call: 2016

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Human Rights
Immigration

Biography

Andrew was called to the Bar in September 2016 and is available to accept instructions in all practice areas.

The majority of Andrew’s practice is in the area of immigration and he has experience appearing in both the First and Upper Tier Tribunals (Immigration and Asylum). Andrew also has extensive experience appearing in the County Court and in acting for defendants and prosecuting departments in Departmental matters before the Magistrates Court. Further, Andrew has experience acting in the Domestic, Family and Matrimonial matters and criminal defence work.

In 2017 Andrew was appointed to the Government Legal Services Panel of Counsel (D Panel) and is available to take instructions from the Departmental and Crown Solicitor.

Andrew also has a particular interest in judicial review and has practical experience working on prison and immigration cases on behalf of both applicants and respondents gained during his pupilage.

Qualifications

2017; Appointed to Government Legal Services Panel of Counsel (D Panel).

2016; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland.

2016; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Distinction, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast. Recipient of the following awards:

2014; LLB (Honours) Law with Politics, First Class Honors, Queen’s University Belfast. Recipient of the following awards:

Experience

Prior to being called to the Bar, Andrew worked as a paralegal secretary in a busy city centre solicitor practice. During his time there, Andrew gained experience in preparing cases for hearing and attended to Counsel at all levels of the Civil, Family and Criminal Courts in Northern Ireland.