‘Very intelligent and highly regarded’, ‘exceptional ability.’ – Legal 500
Variously described as “a fantastic proactive advocate with a quick turnaround”, “very thorough and very clever”, “very commercially aware”, “excellent on his feet and not someone you want peering back at you if you are in the witness box”, “especially effective in case heard in the Chancery Division”, “extremely bright and approachable” and “a barrister who really understands solicitors’ needs” Andrew is a courtroom advocate and team player who strives to obtain the best possible commercial results for his clients. Those clients include banks, building societies, secondary lenders, major insurers, well known plcs and prominent individuals.
Andrew cut his teeth at the Bar in the wake of the last property slump of the early 1990s and acted in many high profile cases on behalf of both lending institutions and professional indemnity insurers. He remains intimately involved in such issues as loan syndication, lending, valuations, conveyancing and related insurance issues.
Andrew regularly appears in all Divisions of the High Court, including the Commercial Court, the TCC and the Senior Courts Costs Office and has acted in many Arbitrations (both ICC and domestic). He also frequently attends mediations on behalf of clients where his commercial approach to legal problem solving is at the fore.
Andrew has a burgeoning and broad based commercial practice which encompasses all the major areas of work undertaken at 4 New Square. He lives with his young family in Central London and the French Alps and has a passion for sports (particularly winter sports, rugby and salmon fishing).