Andrew joined Chambers in March 2011 and was promoted to Senior Practice Manager in March 2019. He is responsible for the management and development of the senior junior members of Chambers. This involves all aspects of their practices, client relations, the management of their diaries and the assessment/negotiation of their fees. As with all members of the practice management team, Andrew works across all practice areas however has a particular focus on the Commercial Group and the Domestic/Offshore jurisdictions.

Andrew is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC), having completed the BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration. Andrew also enjoyed a period of time sitting on The Junior Clerks’ Committee for the Institute.

Andrew’ enjoys watching most forms of sport. He also is a keen golfer after age got the better of him on the football pitch. Andrew also plays tennis and has previously represented Great Britain at Real Tennis at a Junior Academy level.

  • Quote symbolAndrew Barnes is at the top of the clerking game and is on top of all the detail of the cases he manages and his barristers’ practice areas.

    The Legal 500 2024

  • Quote symbolAndrew Barnes is fantastic leading at the front. Approachable, readily available and always finds me the right man/woman for the job.

    The Legal 500 2024

  • Quote symbolAndrew Barnes is particularly enjoyable to work with.

    The Legal 500 2024

  • Quote symbolAndrew Barnes and Jessica Edson are both super friendly, quick to respond and very approachable.

    Chambers & Partners 2024

  • Quote symbolNick Luckman, practice director, and Andrew Barnes, senior practice manager, are always available. They are very practical individuals, who want the best outcome for the client.

    Chambers & Partners 2024

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