Andrew approaches all cases in a pragmatic and objective manner. He is able to provide realistic and commercially sound advice at all stages of a case.
For those cases which are not compromised, Andrew is a robust and very well prepared advocate for whom no detail is too small. He prides himself on well planned and well executed cross examinations.
Andrew frequently advises insurers in relation to all aspects of their contractual and non-contractual obligations, including breaches of the contracts of insurance, avoidance of indemnity and other obligations arising out of indemnity insurance; such as those under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Article 75 of the Memorandum of Understanding.
Andrew’s focus is on breaches of commercial contracts. His keen commercial awareness, coupled with his experience in insolvency, makes him well-placed to advise and act on all aspects of potential breaches/causes of action. He provides pragmatic advice and will assist clients in pitching well-placed Part 36 offers as well as attending settlement meetings. If matters should go to trial, he is always diligently prepared and is robust and forensic in his cross-examination.
Andrew is very experienced in costs case-management conferences and is available to advise his clients in relation to drafting and presentation as well as time limits for filing and service. At the CCMC itself, he is invariably successful in reducing the opposition’s budget while maintaining the totals in his own Precedent H.
Andrew is a former criminal practitioner who regularly applied for ASBO’s and ASBI’s under the old regime. Having crossed over to civil law some years ago, Andrew has the level of skills and experience to provide advice and assistance across the wide area of housing law.
Andrew is available to act for local authorities and providers of social housing in relation to all aspects that may arise; whether that is civil injunctions under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014; demotion applications under the relevant Housing Acts; contractual disputes between landlords and tenants; as well as drafting all manner of pleadings.
Andrew was recently instructed in ‘Operation Boypark’; at the time, a unique partnership between the local authority and the police to track, prosecute and exclude gangs of youths dealing drugs and engaging in other anti social behaviour.