Andrew is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.
He works on complex commercial disputes for large and mid-size corporates, shareholders, directors and insolvency practitioners.
Andrew supports directors and shareholders on personal rights and liabilities. He specialises in pursuing and defending allegations of fraud and misconduct, such as accounting, invoicing and financing frauds, including claims against directors faced with disqualification or insolvency proceedings. He also inputs on minority shareholder claims, including claims of unfair prejudice and the just and equitable winding-up of companies.
He has significant experience in obtaining urgent injunctive relief through search and seizure, freezing, doorstep or imaging orders, often working alongside forensic IT teams to preserve evidence, freeze assets and secure assets and disclosure.
In addition, Andrew handles international trust claims, acting on behalf of beneficiaries or professional trustees, in respect of offshore trusts and asset recovery, and multi-jurisdictional breach of trust.
In recent years, he has been instructed on a number of major pieces of litigation in the telecoms sector.
Recent examples of how Andrew has supported clients include:
- acting on a £50M+ claim on behalf British Telecommunications plc against a manufacturer and supplier of a defective network component impacting broadband service;
- advising a major network operator on a high-profile antitrust litigation on a collaborative basis with a magic circle law firm;
- shutting down a telephone network operator’s scheme to artificially inflate UK call traffic and negotiating a settlement in a breach of contract claim; and
- securing a £1M financial settlement for the beneficiary of an offshore Nevis trust following a breach of trust by a professional trustee, by challenging the offshore jurisdiction of the trust structure and bringing the trust assets back into the jurisdiction of the UK.