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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.

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Insights Local government, Misfeasance in public office

The claimant company’s misfeasance claim for £500,000 of alleged loss of profits was dismissed.

Insights Public Eye - Winter 2015/2016

The pressing political agenda to improve services with less funding is central to every area of public sector management.

Insights Court of Appeal averts risk of novel claims against local authorities for foster carer abuse

The court has handed down judgment in NA v Nottinghamshire County Council on whether local authorities can be liable for abuse perpetrated by foster…

Insights Public Eye - Summer 2015

With the General Election over and the first Conservative government in power for almost 20 years, change is sweeping through the public sector.

Insights Public Eye - Autumn/Winter 2014

Change is sweeping through the public sector. In this issue we focus on how public bodies are being held to account right across the board.