Bristol Distinguished Address: Andrew Langdon QC, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers

28th February 2018

Bristol Distinguished Address: Andrew Langdon QC, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers

28th February 2018
Bristol
Bristol Business School
Frenchay Campus
Bristol
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Starts at 6:00pm
Ends at 8:00pm
Free

The Bar: independent advocacy operating in the Public Interest

Andrew Langdon QC (@westcrct), Barrister, Guildhall Chambers will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled 'The Bar: independent advocacy operating in the Public Interest.'

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Programme

18:00 - Registration and refreshments

18:30 - Lecture

19:30 - Networking

Biography

Andrew (@westcrct) was called to the Bar in 1986 and took silk, becoming Queen's Council, in 2006. He practices from Guildhall Chambers, Bristol.

Andrew prosecutes and defends serious mainstream crime; gun crime, homicide, fraud, corruption. He defended Shauna Hoare in the trial concerning the murder of Bristol teenager Becky Watts.

He also prosecutes and defends Regulatory Crime, in particular in relation to corporate responsibility for Health and Safety in the work place. He prosecuted the oil companies in the Buncefield explosion.

Andrew was appointed to sit as a Recorder in the Crown Court in 2002. He is a bencher of Middle Temple.

He was Leader of the Western Circuit from 2013-2015. He was elected Vice Chair of the Bar in 2016 and became Chairman in 2017.

A passionate believer in trial by jury, Andrew regards appearing as a barrister in the criminal courts of England and Wales 'an immense privilege that brings with it a heavy responsibility. The only recipe is hard work.'

About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Law Society, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CIPD, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England Combined Authority.

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