Andrew specialises in complex and high-value personal injury claims. Over his 20-year career he has recovered damages for clients well in excess of £100m. Andrew has a range of experience in relation to liability scenarios, from public liability to road traffic accidents and employer liability claims. Andrew also has experience of litigating sporting accidents. He achieves best outcomes for his clients by adopting a pragmatic and consensual approach to his cases.
Andrew is routinely cited in the leading independent guides to the legal profession, The Legal 500 and Chambers, as a leading practitioner in his field.
Chambers refers to Andrew as “outstanding” and a “very industrious lawyer” who “maintains excellent client relationships and gets truly remarkable results”.
Reported cases which Andrew has acted on include the following
- Royce v Boyle (2005) EWHC 2638 (QB) – Andrew acted for a young client who sustained a high-level spinal injury and secured a multimillion pound award at trial for his client’s future care needs.
- Thacker v Steeples and MIB (2005) – Andrew acted for a young man who sustained a severe brain injury. The case was noteworthy as it was the first case where periodical payments for future care were agreed by the MIB.
- Harcourt v Fef Griffin and Others (2007) EWHC 1500 (QB) – Andrew acted for a young gymnast who sustained a high-level spinal cord injury during a training session. The case was noteworthy in a number of respects including for an order made by the High Court for the defendant insurers to disclose their insurance arrangements during the course of the case.
- Williams v Williams (2008) – Andrew acted for a young brain damaged client who was injured in a road traffic accident when only a month old. The case was noteworthy as there was a trial of the client’s long-term accommodation needs. This was required due to a dispute over whether he had to avail himself of local authority accommodation as opposed to purchasing private housing.
- Farrugia v Burtenshaw and Others (2014) EWHC 1036 (QB) – Andrew acted for a young man who sustained an extremely severe brain injury in a road traffic accident. There was a dispute between the parties about the extent of the client’s multimillion pound future care needs and a High Court trial was necessary to resolve that issue.
Andrew was educated at St Columba’s College, St Albans and Woodhouse Sixth Form College, Finchley. Andrew obtained a law degree at the University of Nottingham and completed the Legal Practice Course at Store Street, London. Andrew qualified in 1996, specialising in claimant personal injury with a regional firm. Andrew joined Stewarts in 1997 and became a partner in 2003.
Over the past 20 years, Andrew has given presentations to peers and medical clinicians on a wide range of subjects including mental capacity and the Motor Insurers Bureau. Andrew has also co-published several articles in medical journals on the Stewarts Legal Service.
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Andrew is a keen cyclist and has competed in a number of long distance sportive events. Andrew also enjoys watching rugby, walking and the theatre.