Andrew Robert Wilson

Year of call:

1995

Education:

B.A.(Hons) (Law) & M.A. (Law), Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University

Career:

1995 - Pupillage at 9 Woodhouse Square, Leeds

1996 - Tenant at 9 Woodhouse Square, Leeds

2000 - Tenant at Zenith Chambers, Leeds

2020 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers, Leeds

Appointments:

2015 - Deputy District Judge (Civil), North Eastern Circuit

2019 - Fee Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal, assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber, North East Region

Memberships:

North Eastern Circuit

Personal Injury Bar Assocation

Awards:

2019 - Legal 500 Leading Individual (2019)

Ranked as a tier 1 leading junior for personal injury work – Legal 500 (2021)

Andrew has undertaken personal injury work since 1996. His practice covers the full range of claims, from life-changing injuries to fast track work. He acts for both claimants and defendants alike. The legal directories have described Andrew as ‘sensible, pragmatic and highly experience’ and ‘well-liked by clients’.

“Sensible, pragmatic and highly experienced.” – The Legal 500 (2021)

Areas of Expertise

  • Claims involving life-changing injuries
  • Employer’s liability claims.
  • Public liability claims.
  • Road traffic injury claims.
  • Construction site accident claims.
  • Injury claims by prisoners and secure hospital patients.
  • Fraudulent claims in the civil courts, including alleged staged accidents, LVI, ‘ghost passenger’ and exaggerated injury claims.
  • Associated cost applications, including wasted costs applications, non-party costs applications against third parties and applications to disapply QOCS.
  • Costs and case management hearings in multi-track claims.
  • Procedural applications, including strike out and relief from sanctions.

Recent Cases

  • Pedestrian who sustained life-changing injuries in road traffic accident. £1million settlement.
  • Secure hospital patient blinded in sporting accident.
  • Psychiatric injuries sustained by boat owner in canal boat sinking.
  • HGV driver who sustained serious upper limb injury when struck by heavy load.
  • Pedestrian seriously injured when struck by police vehicle attending emergency call.
  • For local authority in claim by tree surgeon seriously injured at work.
  • For local authority in claim by refuse collector who suffered life-changing injuries.
  • For defendant insurers in numerous road traffic claims where allegations of low velocity impact raised.
  • For defendants in claims arising from use of public service vehicles.
  • For police authority in claim arising from collision between police vehicle attending emergency call and third party vehicle.

Seminars

Andrew regularly provides lectures on a wide range of personal injury related topics, including:

  • RTA Claims Liability Caselaw Update
  • The Defence of Illegality (‘Ex Turpi Causa’)
  • Road Traffic Accident Claims Involving Emergency Service Vehicles
  • Claims for Psychiatric Damage

Personal Information

Andrew has a keen interest in non-league and lower league football. He also enjoys fell walking in the Yorkshire Dales and further afield.

Contact Andrew’s clerks

Business Development Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Sonia Kainth on 0113 213 5207