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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

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246