Andrew Nuttall

Call To The Bar: 1978

‘Represents organisations and individuals in inquests.’ – Legal 500, 2018

‘Senior junior who has recently been involved as counsel to members of the South Yorkshire Police in the Hillsborough inquiry. He has significant experience in multi-handed cases, and has prosecuted and defended numerous murder trials as well as complex fraud investigations.
Strengths: “Extremely experienced across the board.” “A really safe pair of hands.” – Chambers & Partners, 2017

‘An excellent junior barrister for a whole range of serious crimes. He is always impressive.’ – Chambers & Partners, 2016

‘Regularly sought after to handle inquests.’ – Legal 500, 2015


The Legal 500 described Mr Nuttall as “a truly outstanding barrister” in 2010. He specialises in crime, serious fraud, regulatory crime, disciplinary tribunals and inquests, an area of law he has also lectured upon.

Andrew Nuttall is an extremely popular barrister who is regularly instructed in high profile regulatory and criminal cases by the leading solicitors in this area.

Andrew is often instructed to represent both organisations and individuals in inquests and represented interested parties in the Hillsborough Inquest, the Cumbrian Shootings Inquest (Derrick Bird) and several other lengthy high profile matters.

Andrew’s Crown Court practice generally consists of representing private clients and insurance backed clients in a range of offences including death by dangerous and careless driving, sexual offences, drug offences, serious violence and murder and fraud.

Andrew has been a Recorder of the Crown Court since 2002, is a Category 4 Prosecutor and lectures regularly on criminal law and Coroner’s Court topics.