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Call: 2003    QC: 2020

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Practice Overview

Andrew’s practice covers commercial and traditional chancery work. Within these fields, he has particularly strong interests in trusts, pensions, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties, professional liability, company and partnership disputes. 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.

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.

Chambers & Partners 2021 describes him as having “amazing judgement” and “a brilliant nose for what’s going to happen”. He is “exceptionally able”, “disarmingly clever”, “very, very good with clients and an excellent communicator”, and “very practical and commercial”. The Legal 500 2021 notes he is “a godsend”, a “polished advocate”, “superb – combines a formidable intellect with commercial acumen, and is genuinely a pleasure to work with”. “Not only is he phenomenally technically able but he is incredibly strategic.”

A well-liked barrister who is effective in fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases. He is admired for the quality of his advice and advocacy and often appears unled in significant cases.

Andrew adroitly handles a diverse range of traditional and commercial chancery matters, demonstrating considerable strength in cases concerning trusts, professional liability and company law. “He’s excellent with clients, excellent to work with and a talented guy.” He is also known for his expertise with regard to the treatment of trust assets in high-value divorce cases.