Andrew McGee

Andrew McGee


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


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


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

Clerked by:
Louise Barnes
Luke Heywood


Before coming to the Bar Andrew was an academic lawyer. He still retains an academic role as Professor of Business Law (Part Time) at Manchester University.

Andrew is a commercial and corporate lawyer, with highly specialist expertise in a number of fields. He is the author of the leading textbook on limitation of actions (7th edition 2014). He is recognised as one of the leading practitioners in commercial agency, where he has appeared in a number of the leading cases. His practice also encompasses financial services, especially insurance (on which he has written a number of important textbooks), though he also deals with banking, asset finance and pensions.

He has appeared in many cases on company and partnership law, in which he also has an interest, and is the author of a textbook on Share Capital.

He is also a member of the highly-rated Kings Chambers Costs Team and deals with points of principle on costs as well as detailed assessments.

Andrew is the acknowledged expert in the highly technical area of limitation, being the author of the leading textbook. He is regularly instructed to deal with limitation arguments in every type of case in all areas of the law.

Significant cases

Regent Lesiuretime Ltd v Natwest Finance Ltd plc [2003] EWCA Civ 391

Orders to be made in relation to limitation when company is restored to the Register

Cerascope Ltd v Todagres SA [2008] EWHC 1502

Spanish limitation period for claim under the Commercial Agents Regs

In all his specialist areas he appears in cases of all values and at all levels

Year of Call: 1998

Areas of Expertise

Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Andrew covers a wide range of topics in this field. His principal specialism is insurance, but he also deals with banking, asset finance and pensions. He has appeared in cases on all these topics, as well as Collective Investment Schemes.

Significant Reported Cases

Regent Lesiuretime Ltd v Natwest Finance Ltd plc [2003] EWCA Civ 391
Claims against banks and restoration of company to the register

Sky Land Consultants Ltd [2010] EWHC 399 (Ch) (David Richards J.)
Whether company was operating a collective investment scheme



Andrew’s particular interest in this field is share capital, but he also deals with disputes relating to all aspects of company and partnership law.

Reported cases

Regent Lesiuretime Ltd v Natwest Finance Ltd plc [2003] EWCA Civ 391
Restoring a company to the Register

M Young v Zahids Solicitors [2006] EWCA Civ 613  [2006] 1 WLR 2562 C.A.
Whether a person without a profit share can be a partner

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

This has for some years been a major part of Andrew’s practice, acting mostly for agents.

Significant Reported Cases

Simpson v Grant and Bowman (2005) EU Law Reports 933
Meaning of ‘good faith’ in the Commercial Agents Regs

Gledhill v Bentley Designs (2008)
Whether agent was fairly dismissed

McQuillan v McCormick (2010)
Valuation of agency

Warren v Flach BV (2014)
Court of Appeal decision on valuation of agency

Cerascope Ltd v Todagres SA [2008] EWHC 1502
Operation of Spanish law in relation to agency


Litigation, Funding & Costs

Litigation, Funding & Costs

Andrew deals with all aspects of costs, both inter partes and solicitor and own client. He has argued points of principle at various levels, and still deals with detailed assessments. The simplifications introduced by the Jackson Reforms in April 2013 have created new complexities, and Andrew has been busy dealing with these

Reported Cases

Hughes v Sheppard (2015)
When a detailed assessment hearing is treated as having ‘started’

Platt v Mehmi (2015)
What evidence may be brought in an oral review of a provisional assessment

Kellett v Wigan Community Transport (2015)
When a provider of medical reports must add VAT to the fee charged by the doctor


Limitation Periods (Sweet & Maxwell) 1st ed 1990, 7th ed 2014

Modern Law of insurance (Lexis) 1st ed 2011, 3rd ed 2011

Share Capital (Jordans) 2009

The Law of life Assurance Contracts (Cavendish) 2007


Magdalen College Oxford: BA (Jurisprudence) 1980

B.C.L 1981

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