Andrew is now established as one of the leading barristers working across commercial litigation, civil fraud and international commercial arbitration, with specialism also in sport and media / entertainment. 

He regularly appears as lead advocate in the English Courts, in international arbitrations (including ICC, LCIA, SIAC Bermuda Form and ad hoc), and in a variety of English and international tribunals. He also has a wealth of experience in specialist areas, such as banking/financial services, insurance and reinsurance, civil fraud, injunctive litigation and sport/media disputes.

In the latest editions of the leading UK legal directories, Chambers & Partners 2021 and Legal 500 2021, Andrew is ranked in Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution: Commercial, Financial Services Regulation, International Arbitration, Media & Entertainment and Sport. He is also recognised in Chambers Global 2021 for Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration.

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Commercial

Andrew appears as leading counsel in a range of substantial and complex international commercial disputes in the English Courts, both at first instance and appeal. Current case highlights include being involved as lead counsel in what are arguably the four biggest commercial fraud claims currently in dispute. 

Examples of his current and most recent commercial Court work include the following.

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Arbitration

Andrew regularly acts in a wide variety of domestic and international commercial or investment arbitrations, and has extensive experience of anti-arbitration injunction applications and other arbitration applications in the Commercial Court. He co-wrote the Arbitration chapter in Lewis on Sports law, and is a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Current and recent work includes the following.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Andrew is now established as one of the leading barristers working in civil fraud. He is currently involved as lead counsel in what are arguably the four biggest fraud claims currently in dispute. 

He has appeared in dozens of Freezing Order and Search Order applications as well as many civil fraud trials, and heavy committal/contempt applications. He acts both for fraud claimants (e.g. banks or large corporations) and for fraud defendants. Current and recent examples include the following.

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Financial Services

Andrew’s experience in this sector stretches back to his secondment as enforcement counsel at the SFA in 1999. Since then he has regularly acted in numerous financial regulatory disputes both as prosecuting counsel (for the FCA and predecessors) and as defence counsel. He also acts both for and against banks and financial institutions in a variety of banking and financial matters including the ongoing Libor/Euribor investigations; foreign exchange trading; and shareholder actions against banks and others. Current and recent work includes the following.

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Insurance & Reinsurance

Andrew has a long pedigree and an established reputation in insurance and reinsurance, acting primarily for policy holders. 

Recent experience includes advice in relation to business interruption insurance in light of the coronavirus pandemic and following the recent FCA v Arch Supreme Court decision. Andrew has also advised policy holders extensively on the extent of insurance cover in relation to financial services regulatory disputes, and he continues to act as leading counsel for a claimant multinational pharmaceutical company in an arbitration concerning liability insurance cover in respect of exposure to large scale US litigation arising out of the manufacture of PCPs. Recent cases include.

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Sport

Andrew has been ranked as a leading counsel in sports law for many years. In the sports sector, he has acted in a wide variety of commercial and disciplinary cases, including many high-profile matters such as the “Bloodgate” and “Spygate” affairs in Rugby Union and Formula One and the recent FIFA corruption allegations.

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Media & Entertainment

Andrew has acted in a large number of music, video and film cases, both for artists and for record, publishing, and other media companies. Current and recent work includes the following.

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Achievements

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BA (Oxon) in Law (First Class, Wronker Prize), BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law)

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