AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Andrew practices exclusively in the field of construction and associated professional negligence actions and appears regularly in the Technology & Construction Court and as Counsel in construction-related arbitrations as well as appointments as arbitrator. Andrew enjoys a sizeable construction practice with work derived throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Andrew has also gained wide experience in the provision of procurement advice. His recent reported cases include Amey v Cumbria CC and NIHE v HBL.
Andrew is an accredited mediator with the ADR Group. He is an arbitrator and adjudicator and is listed on the TECBAR’s panels. He also sits as a part time Judge in the TCC and is a County Court Recorder.
Year of Call: 1990; 1996 Northern Ireland; 2014 Republic of IrelandYear of Silk: 2018
As well as acting as counsel in arbitrations and adjudications in England and foreign jurisdictions, Andrew accepts appointments as adjudicator and arbitrator and is a TECBAR panel member.
Andrew is a member of Kings mediation and an ADR Group accredited mediator for civil and commercial disputes. He has acted as counsel and mediator in numerous disputes.
Andrew acts regularly for against construction professionals in a full range of construction and engineering related disputes.
Last year Andrew was first junior Counsel in Amey v Cumbria  EWHC TCC 2856 and 2946 the main trial ran for over 40 days in the Manchester TCC and he appeared in the Court of Appeal in Graham Leslie v Farrer Construction Limited [2016 } EWCA Civ 1041.
In 2014 he appeared in the leading case of :
Northumbrian Water Ltd v McAlpine Ltd  EWCA Civ 685 (English Court of Appeal).
Northern Ireland Housing Executive v Healthy Buildings (Ireland) Ltd  NICA 27 (Northern Irish Court of Appeal).
Bars of England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland. MCIArb
Recorder and Approved to sit in TCC
QC 26th February 2018
Andrew is ranked as a band 1 junior construction counsel in Chambers and Partners and is likewise listed as a leading junior in The Legal 500.
He was awarded Commercial Arbitration Barrister of the year for the UK in Finance Monthly Legal awards 2016
Chambers UK 2020
"A real specialist construction lawyer with a fabulous knowledge of construction contracts." "It is a real pleasure to work with him and he is proactive in where he can help and what his views are."
Chambers UK 2018
"Clear and concise in his advice, Andrew is exceptional in the field of construction disputes." "He is extremely responsive to deadlines, provides a hands-on approach and has a sharp eye for detail."
Legal 500 2018
‘He has a superb intellect and precise analytical abilities.’
Chambers UK 2017"Cuts to the heart of commercial and legal issues really quickly."
"Andrew provides commercially focused advice, rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in."
Legal 500 2017
‘He has a superb intellect, tactical awareness and is an excellent advocate.’
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Andrew Singer QC and Sarah Reid have successfully challenged amendments to the Building Regulations made in 2018 on behalf of the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA).
Andrew Singer QC and Kelly Pennifer present a new paper 'Economic Torts and Construction Disputes'
Andrew Singer QC and Kelly Pennifer delivered a well received seminar to over 100 delegates at the Society of Construction Law in London on 4 June 2019 on “Economic Torts…
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