Andrew Grantham


Insurance

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Colin Griffin
Gary Young
Harry Young

Insurance

Andrew has considerable experience in advising upon and acting on behalf of clients with substantial insurance related disputes and in respect of subrogated claims.  His experience includes:-

  • Advising an insurer on whether a particular term was a policy condition (George Hunt Cranes Limited v Scottish Boiler & General Insurance Co Limited  [2001] EWCA Civ 1964, [2002] 1 All ER (Comm) 366)
  • Advising on whether an indemnity insurer is entitled to refuse to indemnify its insured in respect of liability arising out of a fire causing damage valued at approximately £500,000 on the grounds of breach of warranty and/or excluded peril
  • A claim on behalf of the insured against underwriters and an insurance broker for over £1.5m arising out of an alleged non-disclosure of material events
  • A claim against an insurance broker for over £3 million for failing to inform the underwriters of convictions for Trading Standards offences and for completing proposal forms without referring to such convictions as a consequence of which the underwriters avoided flood damage cover
  • A quantum only arbitration against an insurer arising out of 2 successive fires at a hotel where claims were made in respect of both material damage and business interruption

 

"An untiring and tenacious barrister." "He is extremely bright and offers a high standard of client service as well as sound, technical and commercial advice."

Chambers UK

Profile

Andrew’s practices almost exclusively in Commercial and Chancery Dispute Resolution including Arbitration and International Disputes.  He also undertakes some non-contentious work. 

He was called to the Bar following a short career as a full time law lecturer at Wadham College, Oxford and part time lecturer at King’s College, London.  He is currently the Chair of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association.

Andrew specializes in cases of high value and considerable complexity.  He has particular expertise in contractual and corporate disputes and regularly appears against QCs and other senior junior Counsel. His clients include banks and major public companies as well as a number of smaller manufacturing and other companies and professional firms. 

Year of Call: 1991

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Arbitration
  • Banking & Finance
  • Company
  • Dispute Resolution
 
Memberships

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (Chair)

COMBAR

Northern Chancery Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association

 

Publications

Commercial Litigation Pre Emptive Remedies (Sweet & Maxwell)

 

Appointments/ Qualifications

St Catharine’s College, Oxford: BA 1988 (Jurisprudence), BCL 1989, MA 1997

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: Fellow 2001

 

Recommendations

Chambers UK 2017

"A very brainy lawyer who always fights very hard for his client." "His written work and advice is always to a very high standard."

"An untiring and tenacious barrister." "He is extremely bright and offers a high standard of client service as well as sound, technical and commercial advice."

Chambers UK 2016

"A very proactive, quick and efficient practitioner."

"He is extremely thorough and an excellent advocate with a very good understanding of the law."

"He is very knowledgeable and gives good, concise advice."

Chambers UK 2015

"He's a well-regarded chancery practitioner. You know you're in for a good and well-prepared fight."

"He is hugely hard-working and client-focused."

Legal 500 2017

‘Always well prepared and conscientious with clients.’

Legal 500 2015

"He always ensures he has considered every angle"

Chambers UK 2014

"The quality of his written argument was superlative, as was the quality of his research. His judgement was very impressive."

Chambers UK 2013

"a good technician" who is "highly thorough, hard-working and bright." His particular areas of focus includes business and share sales, insurance and reinsurance and shareholder disputes. "

 

Chambers UK Logo 2016

 

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