Andrew is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.
Andrew works on complex commercial disputes for large and mid-size corporates, shareholders and directors, insolvency practitioners, as well as local authorities and individuals.
He supports directors and shareholders on personal rights and liabilities and 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.
His significant experience includes 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. He acts on behalf of brokers and agents in the travel, insurance and recruitment sectors, as well as real estate agents, on matters related to breach of restrictive covenant and theft of confidential information or data by employees or directors.
In addition, he 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.
Recent examples of how Andrew has supported clients include:
- shutting down a telephone network operator’s scheme to artificially inflate UK call traffic by negotiating a settlement in a breach of contract claim;
- challenging an abuse of process scheme in the UK on behalf of a German creditor, preventing a debtor from international bankruptcy forum shopping; and
- securing a significant financial settlement for the beneficiary of an offshore 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.