Andrea Parnham

Andrea Parnham, barrister
Year of call:



2010 - Nottingham Trent University LLB First Class Honours

2013 - University of Warwick Post Grad Diploma in Police Leadership and Management

2013 - BPP Leeds, Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) Very Competent


2002-2006 - Police officer, Sussex Police

2006-2013 - Police officer, Lincolnshire Police (rank of inspector)

2013 - Pupillage at Sovereign Chambers, Leeds

2014 - Tenant at Sovereign Chambers

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers


2014 - Trainer of Expert Witnesses for West Yorkshire Police

2019 - List C of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates


Lord Denning Scholarship - Lincoln's Inn -

Hardwicke Scholarship - Lincoln's Inn -

Nottingham Trent University Vice Chancellors Award - Outstanding dedication, motivation and commitment

Andrea Parnham is happy to accept instructions in all aspects of civil fraud.

Her ‘first six’ pupillage was under the supervision of Matthew Smith, a specialist in this area. During her time with Matthew Smith she was able to experience a wide variety of cases including staged and contrived accidents, low-velocity-impact (LVI) cases, bogus passenger claims, credit hire and exaggerated credit hire, personal injury and exaggerated PI claims, and all otherwise dishonest claims. This was over a range of settling pleadings, advising on quantum and settlement, case management hearings and fast- and multi-track trials.

Andrea has significant experience in credit hire work predominately defence based but has acted for the claimant as well. This enables her to argue points from both sides and is readily able to successfully counter arguments. She has an excellent eye for detail and has been complimented on her forensic and robust cross examination of witnesses which is often successful in reducing the extent of any award.

Andrea has accepted instructions in the County Court, regularly appearing in interlocutory hearings and final hearings Including:

  • Interlocutory injunctions
  • Applications to set aside default Judgment/Summary Judgment
  • Applications to strike out proceedings
  • Summary Judgment applications
  • Disposal hearings and MOJ Stage 3 hearings
  • Case Management hearings
  • Small Claims
  • Fast-track hearings

She regularly advises on matters such as quantum and liability and can turn around papers quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines.

Contact Andrea’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 2135254