Andrew is an experienced Clinical Negligence barrister and head of the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Groups.
What the directories say:
- “He is very switched-on and extremely thorough. His ability to get his head around complex medical issues is very impressive. His advice and support fills me with confidence in any case in which he is instructed.” “Responsive and great with clients. Good technical ability.” (Chambers and Partners 2019)
- “He has full command of the key issues in a case” (Legal 500 2019) Ranked Tier 1 PI/Clin Neg
- “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.” (Chambers and Partners 2018)
- “He has an eye for detail; his drafting is impressive. He’s a strong advocate.” “He’s got a really good feel for client care.” (Chambers and Partners 2016)
- “He is personable, and has great client-care skills.” (Legal 500 2016)
- “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.”(Chambers and Partners 2015)
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
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Andrew has a keen interest in claims arising from accidents that occur during or at sporting or other indoor and out-door recreational activities.
Having been a keen hockey player in his youth, with a continuing interest in all levels of motorsport and now with a young sporty family, Andrew provides realistic and practical advice to claimants and defendants that appreciates the importance of first understanding the sport before advice is given about legal liability.
On the quantum side Andrew’s developed wider personal injury practice and interest in medical negligence makes him well suited to tackling medically complicated claims.
Recent cases include:
- A claim against local education authority for injuries suffered by a 15 year old girl in trampolining lesson at school. Breach of duty, causation and quantum in dispute. Claimant suffered amongst other injuries fracture dislocation of left knee with severe arterial injury. Multiple orthopedic and vascular surgeries followed including initial fasciotomy leaving severe scarring and nerve injuries. Complex medical evidence from vascular surgeons as to future risk. Future loss of earnings and pension claims. Settled for over £100k.
- Paying spectator at ice rink suffered facial laceration when hit by ice hockey puck. Dispute on liability as to whether safety fencing adequate. Consideration of risk assessments and league rules as to minimum standards of protection.
- Boy of 12 suffered severe ocular injury when hit by squash ball in school sports lesson at local leisure centre. Dispute on liability as to adequacy of supervision and provision of safety goggles. Long term risk of raised intra-occular pressure and claim for provisional damages.
- Boy of 13 suffered very deep gash to lower leg on defective safety fencing around school tennis courts. Permanent disfiguring scarring and effect on ability to work in certain trades as unable to kneel properly.
- Boy of 12 suffered ankle fracture when organisers let older boys who had been drinking alcohol out onto track with novices.
- Numerous slips and trips at leisure centres, on sports fields, broken bones playing laser quest type games, falls on or from play equipment, and unexpected ejections from bucking broncos.