Manchester, United Kingdom
Andrew is a Partner solicitor with over 18 years’ commercial litigation experience. His strong understanding of the law coupled with his aptitude to get to grips with complicated commercial disputes, ensures his clients’ commercial and legal objectives are met. Legal 500 2010, an independent guide to the legal profession, comments, he has ‘a keen eye for shrewd means of best protecting his clients interests';.Andrew acts for a wide variety of commercial clients in order to resolve disputes via court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. Andrew aspires to provide his clients with a bespoke service, tailored to the exact circumstances of the dispute. His clients welcome his practical and methodical approach to the way in which he addresses their legal needs. Andrew’s experience includes dealing with a complex appeal in the Supreme Court (HMRC v Cotter) relating to personal taxation reliefs and penalties, effectively opposing claims arising in respect of personal guarantees and successfully negotiating the recovery of overcharges made by banks on commercial loan agreements.
Andrew advises a broad spectrum of commercial clients in order to resolve disputes via court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. Andrew's emphasis on a methodical and pragmatic approach, tailored to the specific circumstances of any dispute, coupled with his undoubted commitment, provides clients with a bespoke service to address their legal problems.
This approach, together with a strong understanding of the law and ability to get to grips with complex commercial disputes, ensures that clients' commercial and legal objectives are met. Legal 500 2010, an independent guide to the legal profession, comments, "He has ‘a keen eye for shrewd means of best protecting his client's interests'"
1991 - 1996
LLB (Hons), Law, 2:1
‘a keen eye for shrewd means of best protecting his client's interests'
Handling a complex appeal in the Supreme Court relating to personal taxation reliefs and penalties
Succeeding in a long-running claim for breach of trust and conspiracy relating to the ownership of a company, giving rise to a damages award in excess of £2million, involving 2 trials and the opponents’ unsuccessful attempts to overturn the court’s rulings on liability and quantum in the Court of Appeal
Acting for a UK manufacturer of agricultural machinery in a dispute with its Dutch distributor, involving proceedings in the High Court and The Netherlands with urgent interim applications for injunctive and declaratory relief
Successfully pursuing claims for professional negligence against solicitors in relation to corporate and commercial transactions