Andrew Evans Regulatory

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Andrew is a specialist Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Licensing barrister.

What the directories say:

Chambers and Partners

A junior who is regularly instructed to act for claimants in a broad range of clinical negligence matters. He has a developing practice in cases involving negligence in dentistry and cosmetic surgery.

Strengths: “His attention to detail on some of the finer points was second to none. I was impressed with his approachable manner yet in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, which you would only see from a true specialist in the field of clinical negligence.”

Legal 500

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Leading Junior: ‘Recommended for cosmetic surgery clinical negligence cases.’

Qualifications and Appointments:

  • LLB (Hons) 2:1 University of Birmingham
  • ICSL (Very Competent)
  • Hardwicke Scholar of Lincolns Inn
  • Treasurer of the Midland Circuit
  • IoL Member
  • AvMa Member

Disciplinary Tribunals & Professional Regulation

As a member of both the Regulatory and Clinical Negligence practice groups within Chambers Andrew is well equipped to provide effective representation to members of the medical and dental professions before disciplinary tribunals. Andrew’s expertise is recognised in both arenas in leading directories (Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 2015): ‘He has a great grasp of technical areas of law.’ "His client care is second to none. I use him on cases with clients that are more difficult as he manages their expectation well." "He picks up on complex issues quickly." "He is an excellent advocate, commercial, well prepared and good with clients." "He is measured in his approach and quietly persistent."

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Inquests & Coronial

Andrew accepts instructions to advise and represent corporate entities and families at inquests, particularly where civil claims are contemplated. Andrew also has a busy clinical negligence practice and is comfortable dealing with medical evidence.

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Over the last 18 years Andrew has developed an established reputation in this field as a result of his wide-ranging experience in this complex and fast developing area.

Best known for his liquor and entertainment licensing, Andrew Evans also handles issues arising from the licensing of firearms and taxis. He is especially noted for the thoroughness of his preparation and his courtroom acuity.

Chambers and Partners 2018 – Band 1

Barrister of choice for Birmingham City Council in licensing appeals. He has recently been active in premises licensing appeals against nightclubs and late-night venues. He also acts for venues across the West Midlands. Strengths: "Probably the most solicitor-friendly counsel imaginable in terms of turnaround time. He's very reliable." "Every time he does an application he always takes the time and effort to go and look at it, whatever and wherever it is. That's the level of effort he puts in to every matter." Recent work: Represented Birmingham City Council against Biorme Trading in a licensing revocation appeal related to a firearms incident outside its Beorma Club.

Legal 500 2018

‘Unflappable and industrious.’

Previous entries:

"Our first choice counsel for all matters in the Midlands and the North. He is an excellent advocate – commercial, well prepared and good with clients."

"He is measured in his approach and quietly persistent."

"He is approachable, pleasant to deal with and knows what he's talking about."

Andrew regularly appears before local authorities, the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Administrative Court in licensing matters. Andrew receives instructions in matters relating to the Licensing Act 2003 from major pub operators, hotel chains and local authorities across England and Wales to provide specialist advice and advocacy on a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Andrew acts on behalf of local authorities particularly in respect of appeals and complex applications, such as those for large open-air events.

Andrew can be available for emergency applications such as summary review/ interim steps applications and closure order applications at short notice.

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