Andrew was trained by ADR and accredited as a mediator in 2005 since when he has been involved in many mediations covering a wide variety of commercial disputes, frequently of a complex and multi-party nature. He is renowned for his thorough preparation and his ability to get to the root of a dispute. Always practical and pragmatic, he is never afraid to play devil’s advocate to engage parties in reaching a solution to their disagreement.
Andrew has mediated disputes involving banking and finance, business contracts, construction and property disputes (with a particular interest in claims pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996), trusts, Wills and claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents Act) 1975. He has further been regularly engaged as ‘mediation counsel’ and ‘Settlement Counsel’ where existing representatives have been unable to extract clients from protracted and complex litigation and a more commercial approach is required.
“ A tough, warm but straight talking mediator”.
“A mediator who has a very clear picture and full understanding of the issues in a case”. He has an “almost instinctive awareness of the distinction between alternative dispute resolution and continued litigation”.
“As mediation counsel he has an instinctive ability to predict which way the mediation will go”.
Graduated in law [LL.B(Hons)] from the University of Birmingham in1996 and was awarded the Keogh Ritson Law Prize. Barrister since 1997, Andrew has a mixed civil/family practice with a particular emphasis on claims pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996), Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents Act) 1975, contractual disputes, personal injury claims, financial remedy claims, public/private law children applications and cases concerning mentally disabled adults.