Andrew qualified in 1991 and became a partner in 1997. He is director of our national claims unit and sits on the management board.
Andrew has experience of all types of public sector litigation, advising both local and fire authorities. He has handled a wide variety of cases including occupier's, employers' and public liability claims involving duty of care and performance of statutory duties issues. He has also been involved in judicial review proceedings.
Andrew has acted for public bodies in the higher courts on many occasions and is especially skilled in defending education and social service type claims. For example, he successfully defended a claim in the Supreme Court alleging a breach of human rights arising from the provision of education, and has been successful in defending social service claims at trial.
Andrew also has a special interest in defamation, data protection and human rights law.
The claimant company’s misfeasance claim for £500,000 of alleged loss of profits was dismissed.
The pressing political agenda to improve services with less funding is central to every area of public sector management.
The court has handed down judgment in NA v Nottinghamshire County Council on whether local authorities can be liable for abuse perpetrated by foster…