Andrew’s recent experience includes:

  • IT disputes – advising numerous companies on defending multi-million pound software under licensing claims (including dealing with contract negotiations, risk management and audits) brought by major software suppliers. Acted for Diageo in the leading case in this area (SAP v Diageo [2017]);
  • Advising a public institution in relation to a large fraud and corruption investigation, across multiple jurisdictions and parallel criminal proceedings;
  • Advising major organisations in relation to suppliers’ failed implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) systems and/or e-commerce websites;
  • Advising a bank defend a claim brought by a partner who denied liability for the multimillion pound shortfall on the partnership account on the basis that his signature had allegedly been forged by another partner on various loan agreements and legal charges;
  • Advising an energy supplier as an interested party in a Judicial Review, which concerned a challenge to a decision to amend the charging methodology of the electricity transmission system; and
  • Advising a software house defending a claim for delivery up of source code plus damages for alleged loss of opportunities, whilst pursuing a counterclaim in relation to breach of contract.


Andrew is a Senior Associate in Stewarts’ Leeds Commercial Litigation team.

Andrew specialises in general commercial disputes. He has experience in both managing risk in IT projects that have run into difficulty and defending software under licensing claims. Andrew also advises on civil fraud matters, claims relating to the supply of goods and/or services, breach of warranty claims, and partnership/shareholder disputes. In doing so, Andrew has acted on a number of ground-breaking and high profile cases.


Andrew qualified in 2012 and after five years with Addleshaw Goddard LLP (including a year-long secondment at Rolls-Royce plc), he joined Stewarts’ Commercial Litigation team in February 2020.

Accreditations and memberships

Andrew is a member of the Society of Computers and Law.


Andrew enjoys watching football, rugby and box sets.