Andrew Latimer


Chancery

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:
Rory Davis
Gary Young


Chancery

Chancery:  partnership (including solicitors’ own partnership matters), breaches of fiduciary duty, confidential information, passing off, bankruptcy, remedies for mortgage lenders following mortgage fraud, the appointment of LPA receivers, real property (including disputes under the Electronic Communications Code) and professional negligence arising from these areas.

Significant Reported Cases

Linfoot v Adamson [2012] BPIR 1033 (HHJ Behrens, challenge to decision of supervisor under s.263 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and whether s.303 IA 1986 could be used to cut down the scope of the challenge)

Places for People Ltd v Ribble Heights Residents Association (MAN/30UK/LSC/2008/0074, 18.1.11) (Manchester Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, 8 day hearing concerning service charges collectively worth over £1m and successfully opposed paper application for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal)

Thane Investments Ltd v Tomlinson [2007] 1 P&CR DG3, [2006] EWHC 1182 (Hart J, forgery does not render lease void)

The Anglo-Eastern Trust v Kermanshahchi [2003] BPIR 1229 (Hart J, trial of £1.4m claim for repayment of loan monies and proceedings under s.423 of Insolvency Act 1986 to recover property transferred by Defendant to his wife before delivery of judgment in summary judgment application)

The Anglo-Eastern Trust Ltd v Kermanshahchi [2002] EWCA Civ 198 (CA, impecuniousity and a conditional order of £1m, effect of EWCA art.6 on conditional orders and practice to be adopted when conditional orders sought as alternative to summary judgment). 

 


 

"He is absolutely excellent - extremely good to work with, good with clients, a strong advocate and one of the rare barristers who is very good at mediation and negotiation, but is also prepared to fight." 

Chambers UK

Profile

Andrew Latimer has an extensive commercial litigation and Chancery practice experience and in the last three years he has appeared in the Chancery Division on several unfair prejudice petitions and claims for breaches of fiduciary duty, has appeared
regularly on applications and trials in the Mercantile List, successfully defended a £4m bankruptcy petition and appeared for petitioning creditors on two cross-border petitions, successfully defended an application for £1m in security for costs and acted in claims over easements at an airfield and at the Richard Seiffert-designed Gateway House, Manchester. During 2010-2012 he was led by Lesley Anderson QC in a minority shareholders petition which settled after 8 weeks at trial.

He had a pedigree bull names after him, Deveron Latimer, in the course of a case concerning the extent to which damages could be recovered for economic loss caused by negligence.

Year of Call: 1995

 

Areas of Expertise 
  • Chancery
  • Dispute Resolution

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, Northern Chancery Bar Association

 

Appointments

BSB External Examiner for Commercial Litigation (since 2013)

Committee Member, Northern Chancery Bar Association (since 2011)

Attorney-General’s Panel for Civil Litigation (2000-2007)

 

Publications

Contributor to Sweet & Maxwell’s “Commercial Litigation: pre-emptive remedies” for chapter 5 (default judgments) and chapter 6 (summary judgment) since 2003.

 

Qualifications

BA (Jurisprudence), Hertford College, Oxford, 1993 1st Class

BCL, Hertford College, Oxford 1994

 

Recommendations

Legal 500 2017

‘An excellent all-round advocate.'

Chambers UK 2017

"He is very good on his feet and great with clients. He can bring a very tranquil attitude to quite fraught matters." "A great all-round lawyer, and I know many people adore him."

"He is absolutely excellent - extremely good to work with, good with clients, a strong advocate and one of the rare barristers who is very good at mediation and negotiation, but is also prepared to fight." 

Chambers UK 2016

"An extremely bright barrister and skilful advocate who is good at thinking on his feet in court. Held in high esteem by his peers, he is straightforward and highly perceptive."

"He provided excellent, well thought through and perceptive advice. His advocacy always hits the right note and he's excellent with clients."

Recommended for Commercial Litigation/Commercial Dispute Resolution by Chambers UK every year since 2002

Has a comprehensive commercial and chancery practice, which covers partnership and shareholder disputes, commercial property and professional negligence. He is a favourite with solicitors, who value his "fantastically bright, can-do attitude." …"He is very hard-working. He's not only academic, but able to get into detail in a practical sense too." (2015)

"He is excellent on his feet, has outstanding technical knowledge and is very approachable." "He is a very robust advocate with a unique and impressive sense of humour." (2014)

"...measured and powerful advocate who times his attacks very carefully to maximum effect. "Documents he drafts "prick any bubble of pomposity the other side has in a marvellous way" and his cross-examination is joyous" to behold. He is instructed in a marvellous way" and his cross-examination is joyous" to behold. He is instructed in a variety of commercial disputes and his recent work includes advising clients on freezing orders, breach of directors' duties and misrepresentations claims." (2013)

Recommended for Chancery by Chambers UK every year since 2007:

“Maintains an extensive chancery practice focusing on commercial litigation. His caseload encompasses insolvency law, landlord and tenant disputes, partnership, shareholders' rights and breach of trust.” (2015)

"He is an amazingly skilful cross-examiner. He never shows any emotion, is courteous to a fault and never rises to bait." "He has a laid-back approach which can be absolutely invaluable - he keeps things in perspective. He is vicious and withering in written arguments, but his manner remains laid-back and affable." (2014)

"Sources praise Andrew Latimer's advocacy , and say: "If you need a scrap in court, he's the best." (2013)

 

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