Andrea Lindsay Strugo
Andrea Lindsay Strugo has a wide-ranging public and private law practice, representing both claimants and defendants. She appears regularly in the Administrative Court, particularly in matters relating to asylum and immigration law, and appeared before the Supreme Court as junior counsel for the Secretary of State for the Home Department in a case concerning Article 8 and forced marriages (Quila & Bibi v SSHD  3 WLR 836). She has considerable experience of disciplinary matters: in particular, she acted for Professor Walker-Smith as junior counsel in the longest case on record before the General Medical Council (relating to the MMR vaccine / autism debate) and successfully appealed the Panel’s decision before the Administrative Court in March 2012. She also has experience of proceedings before Interim Order Panels of the GMC. She has advised and appeared on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in several cases, both as junior counsel and on her own, gaining significant experience in the areas of carousel fraud (e.g. Dragon Futures v HMRC), invalid invoices (e.g. Pexum v HMRC) and vouchers (e.g. Boots v HMRC, CA). In addition, she has acted for the family and for interested parties at inquests and has experience in a wide variety of healthcare matters (including mental health).
Andrea is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel
Andrea is a scholar of Balliol College, Oxford, and was awarded the Chapman Scholarship (for her BVC year) and a Major Scholarship (for her CPE year) from Inner Temple.
BA Honours in Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford (2000): First Class (and First Class in Honours Moderations, 1997)
CPE Diploma in Law, City University (2002)
Co-author of “Judicial Control of the Commissioners”, Chapter 26 in Value Added Tax: Commentary and Analysis (Sweet & Maxwell, updated loose-leaf)
Focus on Article 8: Recent Developments  Judicial Review
"The way out of a bad bargain: The impact of the Landfill Directive on existing waste disposal contracts" Environmental Liability, Vol 15, Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2007. Co-authored with Robert Wastell.
Delay as a Ground of Review  Judicial Review 253
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
Junior Counsel to the Crown C Panel
Significant cases include the following
SXH v Crown Prosecution Service  EWHC 71 (QB) (whether a decision to prosecute contravenes Article 8 ECHR)
Professor Walker-Smith v General Medical Council  EWHC 503 (Admin)
Quila & Bibi v SSHD (Supreme Court  3 WLR 836])
Boots v HMRC  S.T.C. 637 (Court of Appeal)
Wolverhampton Jeep Ltd v Revenue & Customs  UKFTT 116 (TC)
Riverside Sports & Leisure Ltd v Revenue & Customs  UKVAT V20848 (28 October 2008)
Pexum Ltd v Revenue & Customs  UKVAT V20083 (14 March 2007)
Dragon Futures v HMRC  UKVAT V19831
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