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Andrew Lewis QC

Andrew Lewis QC
Year of call:
1985 · Silk 2009
Education:
1984
BA (Hons) Business Law (2.1)
1985
Bar Finals (2.2)
Career:
1985
Pupil at 2 Gray’s Inn Square, London
1986
Tenant at 2 Gray’s Inn Square, London
1991
Tenant at Sovereign Chambers, Leeds
2001
Recorder (civil)
2004
Recorder (crime)
2009
Silk
2010
Deputy High Court Judge
2012
Head of Chambers, Sovereign Chambers
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
2015
Joint Head of Chambers, Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
Trustee · Henry Scott Trust Fund Pupillage Officer · North Eastern Circuit Contributing editor of Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service Governor · Harrogate Grammar School
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit Personal Injury Bar Association

Ranked in Tier 1 for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – The Legal 500 (2020)

“A legendary QC who is rightly regarded as one of the best around” – Chambers and Partners (2020)

“One of the best advocates around.” – The Legal 500 (2020)

Andrew Lewis QC has vast experience in all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence work, having specialised in this field since joining the Bar. According to Chambers and Partners 2016, “Andrew is exceptionally good. A modern, user-friendly silk who is very bright and very capable. He is an extremely able advocate with a very attractive way of getting a judge’s attention.

“A standout advocate who gives clear advice.” “Andrew is a safe pair of hands. He always provides sound advice, is down to earth and so easy to deal with, always putting clients at their ease.” – Chambers and Partners (2017)

He is a contributor to Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service.

Personal injury

Andrew’s personal-injury practice consists largely of fatal and catastrophic injury claims, particularly brain and spinal-cord injury cases. He is very experienced in work involving competing claims of exaggeration/fraud versus subtle brain injury/chronic pain/somatoform disorder.

In his employer’s liability work, Andrew will also become involved in conducting inquests and defending health & safety prosecutions.

Clinical negligence

Andrew Lewis QC offers vast experience in all areas of clinical negligence work. He works for claimants, the NHSLA and GPs, undertaking cases of all types up to the most serious cerebral palsy negligent-birth claims.

Andrew has dealt with a wide range of claims, with particular experience of accident & emergency and orthopaedic failures, obstetric claims (cerebral palsy/shoulder dystocia), paediatric cardiac surgery, delayed diagnosis of cancer, gastro-intestinal claims and failed cosmetic surgery.

Andrew’s work not only includes drafting, advising and court work but he attends a considerable number of joint settlement meetings and mediations in high-value claims.

 

Andrew Lewis QC is very well known for his expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury cases.” – The Legal 500 (2019)

“Clients like him. He has a grasp of what is required in these cases, is not out of touch and clients take to him immediately.” “He is quick to grasp things and will raise questions ahead of any meeting if he needs to, so everything runs much more smoothly.” – Chambers and Partners (2017)

Industrial disease

His disease work is now largely based around asbestos-induced mesothelioma claims, and he works for claimant or defendant.

  • An outstanding silk for personal injury and clinical negligence matters.” – The Legal 500 (2019)
  • “A highly accomplished and very friendly silk.” – The Legal 500 (2017)
  • “A strong negotiator with excellent client-handling skills and courtroom abilities.” The Legal 500 (2016)
  • “He has a very calm manner which puts the clients at ease.” “He doesn’t get bogged down in the unnecessary issues.” “He’s very tenacious; he’s got good judgement and is prepared to fight.” – Chambers and Partners (2016)
  • “Andrew Lewis QC…is a skilled and articulate advocate, with a very easy-going manner, and gets on very well with clients. He is recommended for catastrophic injury claims.” The Legal 500 (2016)
  • “An absolutely superb barrister, he is tremendous with clients and never lets us down.” Chambers and Partners (2015)
  • “He has an excellent grasp of papers, is adaptable in negotiations, and is adept at judging client meetings.” – The Legal 500 (2015)
  • “He is a charming person and is capable of simplifying challenging law and medical issues.” Chambers and Partners (2015)
  • He is very competent. A fair and good advocate.” Chambers and Partners(2014)
  • “Andrew Lewis QC… is a first-class lawyer with great attention to detail and a wonderful way with clients. He tackles both personal injury and clinical negligence cases.” Chambers and Partners (2013)
  • “Andrew Lewis QC… is respected by his opponents. His practice is split between personal injury and clinical negligence.” Chambers and Partners(2012)
  • “Andrew Lewis QC… is very well regarded among peers…” The Legal 500(2012)
  • Andrew Lewis QC “…has vast experience of many severe injury cases, including brain and spinal injuries claims. According to peers, he is a ‘disarmingly charming advocate who goes about his business in a highly effective way.’ ” (2011)
  • “Andrew Lewis QC is thought to be ‘one of the most approachable silks in the country.’ He is popular amongst solicitors and fellow barristers as he offers ‘well-rounded and meticulously thought-out advice’.” (2010)
  • “Andrew Lewis is highly recommended for his clinical negligence work and noted to be ‘remarkably pragmatic, user-friendly and terrifically strong on his feet’.” (2009)
  • “He was described as a “first class practitioner whom clients trust implicitly… A real star…Clever in court and astute in negotiations.” (2008)
  • He was regarded as “a polished performer with a charming and urbane manner” (2007)

Notable cases

  • Riaz v Norwich Union [2009]
  • Burgin v Sheffield [2005]
  • Hensar Leather v Securicor [2002]
  • Totty v Snowden [2001]

Public Access

Andrew may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Andrew’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

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