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Andrew’s practice covers commercial and traditional chancery work. Within these fields, he has particularly strong interests in trusts (both offshore and onshore), pensions, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties, professional liability, company and partnership disputes as well as property-related work. He is also often brought into to assist with cases involving other areas of the law most notably family, insolvency and regulatory proceedings.
Andrew enjoys both the advisory and advocacy sides of his practice and is experienced in the main forms of alternative dispute resolution. He frequently appears on his own against QCs or senior junior barristers. He is also regularly instructed as part of a team alongside a QC.
In recent times, Andrew has gained significant experience of working on so-called ‘big money’ divorce cases involving the treatment of trust assets. He has also been instructed in many of the recent leading pension cases especially those considering the use of The Pensions Regulator’s powers.
Many of Andrew’s cases involve an international element, particularly in the context of trust disputes or fraud cases, and he has been admitted to the Bar of the Cayman Islands where he has appeared as an advocate. In the past few years, Andrew has been engaged on matters concerning proceedings in Jersey, the Isle of Man, Cyprus, Switzerland, Singapore, Bermuda, Nevis, the British Virgin Islands, several states of the USA and the Cayman Islands.
The recent Chambers & Partners, 2017 recognises him as “a silk in waiting” who is “practical and won’t get wrapped up in the law; he understands the underlying commercial requirements of the client.” A highly regarded junior who receives praise for his measured approach in court and his ability to simplify complex pension issues. He often appears unled in significant cases and specialises in professional negligence and regulatory aspects. “He is outstandingly intelligent, incredibly easy to work with and flexible. He has a really fabulous manner and is supremely intelligent.”
Chambers & Partners, 2016 describe him as “an intellectual powerhouse” who is “bright and energetic with an impressive recall and he is fully on top of his subject.” A versatile junior who maintains a strong presence in both the traditional and commercial chancery areas. His commercial work is characterised by regular appearances in cases concerning trusts, fiduciary duties, financial services and fraud. “He is very patient and talks things through. He’s also very good under pressure and user-friendly.”