Andrew Grantham

Professional Negligence


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Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
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Gary Young
Harry Young

Professional Negligence

Andrew is frequently instructed on cases, involving professional negligence claims against accountants, construction professionals, financial practitioners, insurance brokers and surveyors.  Examples of claims in which Andrew has acted include the following:

  • 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 claim against a solicitor for approximately £500,000 arising out of his failure to note the existence of 2 leases registered against the title of the freehold blocks of flats acquired by the client and subsequent conduct of the consequential legal proceedings
  • A claim against a solicitor for £1m who gave negligent advice as to the merits of investing that sum in a start-up hotel business
  • A claim for approximately £500,000 against an animal feed expert who gave negligent advice as to a mineral supplement to be used as an element in bovine feed
  • Halsall v Champion Consulting Ltd  [2017] EWHC 1079 (QB), [2017] P.N.L.R. 32: claim against former tax advisers for damages for negligent advice in respect of tax avoidance schemes


"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


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

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (Chair)


Northern Chancery Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association



Commercial Litigation Pre Emptive Remedies (Sweet & Maxwell)


Appointments/ Qualifications

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

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: Fellow 2001



Chambers UK 2018

"A fiery advocate."

"He has marvellous attention to detail. If there is a document-heavy and complex piece of litigation, he is very well suited to it. He never lets you down." "He is thorough, knowledgeable and approachable."

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 2018

‘He is remarkably thorough and has a real eye for detail.’

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. "


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