King's Counsel 2011 - Called to the Bar 1990

+44 (0) 333 004 3456
Download V-card

"Andrew Oldland KC is an outstanding practitioner. He provides robust and positive advice and is a team player. His clients are given the very best service."

Legal 500 2024

"Andrew Oldland KC is very well informed on financial matters, especially fraud in the context of Europe and Central Asia."

Legal 500 2023

"Andrew Oldland KC is a fiercely intelligent senior partner with the immeasurable benefit of significant court experience. Very few firms can boast an asset of his status in their number."

Legal 500 2022

"Michelmores is lucky to have as its senior partner, and principal fee-earner in this field, Andrew Oldland KC. It is rare to have a recorder, and particularly a silk recorder, as a senior partner, and Andrew is also unusual in his widespread knowledge of regulation, and his ability to demonstrate his expertise in international circles."

Legal 500 2022

I am a Partner in the Commercial & Regulatory Disputes team, specialising in contentious regulatory work focusing on international financial regulation and white collar crime.

I am a barrister, King’s Counsel and a part-time judge sitting in civil/commercial and criminal cases. I joined Michelmores from the independent bar in 2011 and previously held a number of senior government roles as independent counsel including the Attorney-General’s A list of counsel, standing counsel to HMRC and the SFO’s list of counsel. I was the Firm’s Senior Partner between 2017 and 2021.

Since 2017 I have been a member of the Legal Advisory Council to the Astana International Financial Centre in Kazakhstan reviewing legislation and providing strategic legal advice. I led the team which drafted many of the financial regulations for the AIFC. I am a leading specialist in AIFC law.

I regularly act for financial institutions and other regulated firms as well as leading firms of accountants and lawyers on complex issues relating to AML/CTF, sanctions and anti-corruption. I frequently act for firms facing regulatory intervention by the FCA.

I am also one of the leading lawyers in the country on maritime and fisheries regulation. My maritime practice includes complex marine licensing and planning issues, port and harbour governance, collisions at sea, onboard accidents and pollution.

My broader regulatory practice includes health & safety, environmental protection, transport, product liability & recall, competition and consumer protection. I have successfully defended in high profile corporate manslaughter prosecutions.

I am listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ for General Crime and Fraud by the Legal 500.

Recent experience

Advising AIFC bodies and authorised firms on AIFC law, including drafting the corporate governance code.

Representing a leading defined benefit pensions advice provider during a Sct 166 investigation and subsequent regulatory intervention by the FCA

Acting for a leading worldwide trust & corporate services provider in relation to regulatory investigations into complex AML issues in offshore jurisdictions

Representing a landed estate and a fishing fleet facing investigation and prosecution for corporate manslaughter

Acting for Bijou Weddings and the wider wedding industry in consumer protection enforcement action by the Competition & Markets Authority relating to weddings cancelled due to the pandemic

Advising the Duchy of Cornwall on their marine governance of the Isles of Scilly