Andrew Otchie

Andrew was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (November 2005) and practices in Civil, Criminal, Employment and Immigration law. He has an interest in International law, particularly litigation involving commonwealth jurisdictions, and closely follows emerging legal trends from the United States. Andrew holds the degrees of an LL.B. (Hons) from London South Bank University (2002) and LL.M. (Banking & Finance law) from Queen Mary University of London (2003). He also holds Membership status of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2004) and has completed an Internship at the British Institute of International & Comparative Law (2005) where he contributed to the Bulletin of International Legal Developments (BILD). He takes an active interest in legal training and currently assists students in their advocacy development skills at the The College of Law's Practitioner evenings. Andrew is a committed Christian. His interests outside the law involve theology, religion & ethics, travel, and running (in completing the 2005 & 2008 Flora London Marathons he raised money for the Disability Law Service). Andrew is registered with the Bar Council to accept instructions directly from the public and he maintains a blog (click here to access) Pro-Bono: Andrew’s pro bono work involves undertaking 15 cases on behalf of the Free Representation Unit in Social Security and Employment tribunals, volunteering for the Bar Pro Bono Unit in Consumer Credit and Criminal Injuries Compensation work, assisting with general advice to the Disability Law Service, the Royal Courts of Justice and East London Citizen’s Advice Bureaux. Andrew will consider taking on further pro-bono work in appropriate circumstances, and he is particularly interested to do so in cases that raise important human rights and civil liberties issues.

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