Andrew's practice covers a broad range of Chancery work, including: Insolvency, Commercial Disputes, and Private Client work. Andrew regularly appears as sole advocate in the High Court and County Court, and has twice appeared as junior counsel before the Privy Council. He holds a D.Phil in Ancient Greek History from the University of Oxford.
Experience and Expertise
Insolvency and Company
Andrew regularly appears in the High Court and County Court in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency. He has experience in High Court claims involving high-value allegations of misfeasance and reviewable transactions in corporate and personal insolvency. Andrew also advises on decision-making procedures and the validity of voluntary arrangements. He has made numerous appearances in applications to set aside statutory demands, orders for the sale of property, annulment of bankruptcy, income payment orders, applications to enforce compliance with office-holders, public and private examinations, and all other insolvency and company applications. He regularly handles winding-up and bankruptcy petitions.
Andrew accepts instructions in all aspects of commercial law including urgent injunctions. He has experience in freezing and other injunctions, and has appeared in multiple trials concerning contractual disputes, debt claims, and the sale and supply of goods and services. Andrew recently appeared before the Privy Council on issues of Escrow and Pre-Incorporation contracts.
Private Client and Probate
Andrew advises on all areas of Private Client work. He has a particular interest in issues related to resulting and constructive trusts, and has experience with claims under the Inheritance Act 1975.
Andrew has experience in Adverse Possession and Agricultural Land, forfeiture of leases, and landlord and tenant matters. He has conducted multiple trials regarding disputes of beneficial ownership of property. He has twice appeared in the Privy Council on issues of Caribbean land law.
- Andalusian Stone v MGMC & Others : In this High Court claim involving allegations of misfeasance, Andrew successfully struck-out a claim alleging a dishonest breach of fiduciary duty brought against his client as a Part 20 Defendant, and obtained a further order for security for costs relating to the remaining claim.
- David Ingram (Liquidator of MSD Cash & Carry Plc) v Mohinder Singh, Surjit Singh, Kuldip Basi, Baljit Kuman, Dale Wholesale Limited  EWHC 1325 (Ch);  BPIR 1343: Andrew appeared (led by Jeremy Cousins QC) as junior counsel for the Respondents in this ten day trial, which concerned allegations of de facto directors, misfeasance, preferences, and an account arising from the liquidation of a cash-and-carry business (link).
- Rolle Family & Company Limited v Ena Louise Rolle  UKPC 95;  A.C. 205;  2 W.L.R. 1: Andrew appeared before the Privy Council as Junior Counsel for the Appellant (led by Tom Dumont). The appeal was from the Bahamas, and concerned pre-incorporation contracts and contracts of escrow as they relate to the sale of land. (link)
- Smith (Personal representative of Hugh Smith (Deceased)) v Molyneux (BVI)  UKPC 35;  1 P&CR 7: Andrew appeared before the Privy Council as Junior Counsel for the Respondent (led by David Di Mambro). The appeal was from the BVI, and concerned adverse possession of land and unilateral licences of occupation. (link)
- Snook v Snook  A two-day trial regarding a constructive trust of joint-owned property where Andrew successfully defended the claim, and proved the parties owned the property in equal shares despite the claimant claiming full beneficial interest.
- A three-day anonymised trial in 2017 in the Court of Protection as sole-counsel for the attorneys of a protected party which involved extensive cross-examination. Andrew successfully proved actual undue influence against one party, and a lack of capacity to revoke an enduring power of attorney by the protected party.
- Hatfield v Probert : A successful appeal against a first-instance decision dismissing a strike-out application involving issues of limitation and unjust enrichment.
- Plant Handling Ltd v Universal Classic Cars Ltd : Sole-counsel for the claimant in a multi-track trial concerning commercial contracts and the sale of goods and services.
- 'History v the modern world:' the latest on e-filing and administrators' appointments, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency (June 2019)
- “Annulment of Bankruptcy,” Chapter 16 in Insolvency Litigation: A Practical Guide 2nd Ed. (2018)(link)
- "Litigating against Insolvent Entities," Chapter 26 in Insolvency Litigation: A Practical Guide 2nd Ed. (2018)
- A Note of Caution: S.873 and extensions of time to register legal charges under the Companies Act 2006 (link)
- Unbending the Insolvency Rules 2016, Recovery (Spring 2017) (link)
- Unbending the Insolvency Rules 2016 - part 2 Recovery (Summer 2017) (link)
During the course of his pupillage Andrew was supervised by Joshua Winfield, Tina Kyriakides, Kate Selway, and Josh Lewison, and gained invaluable experience in each of their areas of expertise. Notable experiences following other members in court included:
- Thomas Nelmes v NRAM PLC  EWCA Civ 491 (shadowing Elizabeth Ovey): An appeal concerning whether a loan was unfair under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
- Paul Baxendale-Walker v APL Management Ltd & Others  (shadowing Malcolm Waters QC and Dov Ohrenstein): A multi-track trial concerning the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the enforceability of private credit agreements intended to support the purchase of investment property.
Prior to coming to the Bar Andrew earned a Masters and Doctorate in Ancient Greek History at the University of Oxford. He also lectured on Ancient History and Numismatics at Oxford before finding his calling as a barrister. Andrew was awarded the Lord Denning Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn for the study of the BPTC. Andrew is a keen rower, and has coached rowing in both the United Kingdom and the United States at university and club level. He recently coached the novice squads at Furnivall Sculling Club.
Andrew maintains an interest in legal outreach and education, and has taught cross-examination techniques for use in international arbitration. He also regularly judges undergraduate moots.
2000 – 2005 BA, History, University of Washington
2000 – 2005 BA, Classical Studies, University of Washington
2005 – 2007 M. phil, Ancient History, University of Oxford (Wadham College)
2007 – 2012 D. phil, Ancient History, University of Oxford (Wadham College)
2012 – 2013 GDL, Oxford Brookes University
2013 – 2014 BPTC, BPP
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Chancery Bar Association
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