Andrew Oldroyd

Partner & Branch Manager, Derby
Practice areas
What I do

I joined Smith Partnership in 1991 and became a Partner in 1998. I am the Branch Manager.

I have dealt exclusively with Criminal Defence work whilst with the firm. I have particular experience and expertise in representing the young and vulnerable.

I have a well-developed practice in the defence of motoring prosecutions, regularly dealing with cases funded privately by individuals and insurance companies.

 

I head an invaluable team whose day-to-day commitment maintains our enviable reputation. My colleagues never cease to be cheered by my sparkling sense of humour.

I think that I have a particularly patient and compassionate approach to my court work which is especially suited to my youth client base.

I am married to Nikki and have 2 sons. The bulk of the attention I receive within the household is from Fergus, our cat.

I have a particular love for food and drink, spending much of my spare time in the kitchen.

I have a keen interest in football, a statement brought into question by my life-long support for Notts County.

I continue to play squash with an agility that belies my advanced years.

 

Huge presence in The Midlands for crime. Andrew Oldroyd partner takes the case on as though each client is a family member.

The Legal 500, 2023

Very strong criminal team, with great experience, technical ability and commitment.

The Legal 500, 2023

The combination of friendliness and professionalism – they are very approachable and do not give the impression of “judging” clients. They have a strong work ethic and far better respected than other firms in the local are with a high volume of Higher Court Advocates.

The Legal 500, 2023

Andrew Oldroyd dealt with my matter in a very professional way. The advice he provided was informative. He explained everything concisely and was extremely supportive throughout the process, providing regular updates on the situation. I would have no hesitation in using his and the Partnership's services again should I need to. Thank you for everything that you did.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

I used the the services of Andrew Oldroyd for a speeding fine which I was facing a driving ban, Andrew did a fantastic job putting my case forward and defending me, I can strongly recommend Andrew and the Smith partnership. Thank you again Andrew for a fantastic job.
 

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

We have recently dealt with Andrew Oldroyd over a potential motoring conviction. He provided a professional, courteous and helpful service. Thank you.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

The service that Andrew Oldroyd of Smith Partnership provided was exceptional . I highly would recommend there services to others.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

From the first telephone conversation with Andrew, he was honest and sympathetic towards me, which helped very much when he represented me in court. He put my case across in a very professional manner and my sentence wasn't a shock, suffice to say the Court dealt with me leniently. I would highly recommend Andrew Oldroyd. In the nicest of ways I hope I will not be needing his help in future.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

The professionalism and personal approach delivered by Andrew Oldroyd, both in the preparation and delivery of my case at Court.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Andrew Oldroyd is really nice, knowledgeable, approachable and compassionate.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

Well where do I start. Smith Partnership was recommended to me by my friend PC Chambers. I have recently spoken with him to let him know about my case. and i couldn't thank him enough for his recommendation. I met quite a few people at Smith Partnership, And everybody was so helpful and they would go out there way to make sure you have no worry's about proceedings and times for court hearings .
The communication that was given to me was 100%
 

I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Smith Partnership and especially Andrew Oldroyd for all the hard work that he and his team put in to my case.

Thank you again.
 

Client, Crime

From first instruction to the final day in court, I couldn't have asked for anything more. I would recommend Andy Oldroyd to anyone needing legal assistance. He has tirelessly worked on my case, dealing with a chaotic court system due to Covid through to the final hearing getting the result we wanted. Nothing was too much hassle for him, and
although I'm sure a very busy man! Always had time to reply to emails and pick up the phone.
 

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

Andrew Oldroyd is a Star. We cannot put into words our gratitude for all the attention, care, effort and time he put into winning this case. My son has his life back - we cannot thank Andrew enough.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

Andrew is incredible. He never judged me for the help I needed from him. He is meticulous in his attention to detail, extremely through and kept excellent communication with me. I truly felt like Andrew really was fighting for me and because of him we got an outcome that was better than expected.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

I write to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks to Andy Oldroyd for his excellent work and professionalism throughout the process of acting as my solicitor and representing me in court.

I am extremely grateful to Andy for his patience and understanding in always finding time to answer my many queries throughout the months; no matter how irrelevant my queries might have seemed. I was particularly impressed at how much time Andy had clearly taken to memorise all the fine details of my case, be it, my personal life or my working life, which I believe helped in significantly reducing what could have been a very lengthy driving ban.

Andy was fantastic at keeping my stress levels to a minimum throughout the process through his compassion and his approachability. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Client, Crime

Andrew Oldroyd provided concise and perfect advice which lead to the best possible outcome for my case regarding a driving offence!

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot