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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
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
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.
Regent Lesiuretime Ltd v Natwest Finance Ltd plc  EWCA Civ 391
Orders to be made in relation to limitation when company is restored to the Register
Cerascope Ltd v Todagres SA  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
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