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Roger André

Year of call:
1999
Education:
1999
Inns of Court School of Law, BVC (Advanced Diploma in Professional Legal Skills)
1998
LLB (Hons) (2:1)
Career:
2000
Pupil at the chambers of Rt Hon Denzil Davies MP
2001
Tenant at above
2003
Tenant at 30 Park Square Chambers (later Sovereign Chambers)
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit
Personal Injuries Bar Association

Roger has established a prolific trial advocacy practice in defending against claims for RTA damages, where breach of duty has often been accepted; but disputing causation of personal injury. Typical features of Roger’s trials are low force of impact, phantom passengers, delayed intimation of claims, credit hire and QOCS.

Roger André exclusively defends against alleged insurance fraud.

Roger is instructed to advocate at trial and advise exclusively on behalf of major insurers, including as Panel Counsel. His practice typically covers trials 3 to 4 times per week, throughout the Jurisdiction of England & Wales.

Roger has been instructed to advise on, draft pleadings, affidavits, and advocate in committal applications; whether on cases with which he acted at trial or to take it to the next level from previous counsel.

Roger has obtained permission to commence contempt proceedings in a number of cases. Within committal proceedings, he has obtained a ground-breaking order for disclosure of Claimant’s solicitor’s entire file on their former client.

Roger is known for his attention to detail throughout the life of a claim and is valued for his measure in dealing with the insured client.

An insurer client in a trial in March 2017:

“I just wanted to take the time to say ‘thank you’ to you, my barrister Roger Andre …… He really was excellent and thorough, and exposed the ludicrousness of the claim for what it was …”

Roger has persuaded the Court to deem scores of cases, including against claimants in nursing and teaching professions, as Fundamentally Dishonest.

Trial work

His cross-examination manner has a forensic attention to detail. His wealth of experience leads to a strategic approach to advising his clients throughout the litigation process. Solicitors have said of Roger’s preparation and presentation of complex trials and applications, that he is known for ‘going the extra mile’.

Lecturing

Roger has delivered seminars on topics such as credit hire, similar-fact evidence, costs,   Jackson reforms, enforcement of costs, fundamental dishonesty, contempt proceedings, and travel law costs. He has written articles for leading journals.

Contact Roger’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250