Andrew is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.
Experienced in the pragmatic and cost-effective resolution of disputes, including company, partnership and director disputes, those arising out of contractual matters, claims of professional negligence (typically against solicitors, surveyors and accountants), and personal and corporate insolvency matters. Andrew also specialises in intellectual property disputes and advises on trade marks and passing off, copyright, and patents.
Andrew acts for individuals, businesses and insurers, and in his intellectual property work he acts for both those asserting their rights and those defending them.
Recent examples of how Andrew has supported clients includes:
- acting for a UK and EU trade mark holder relating to goods sold in the UK and sold under license in the EU in respect of similarly named goods of an EU competitor;
- resolving a trade mark and copyright dispute for a UK based beauty business and advising on a potential dispute with a US based celebrity influencer;
- acting for a UK based Amazon retailer in a trade mark dispute with a US based rights holder;
- advising on a multi-million pound dispute between international pharmaceutical companies relating to alleged breach of contract in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, including an appeal to the Court of Appeal;
- resolving a contract and company dispute for a housing company, involving current and former directors, shareholders, and associated companies;
- advising a solicitor on a partnership and company dispute, involving unfair prejudice and breach of fiduciary duty issues;
- recovering over £1 million for a client who had received negligent professional advice, where the scope of the agreement with the professional advisor and the extent of the obligations owed to the client were in dispute; and
- defeating an application for an injunction to prevent the winding up of a company which owed significant sums of money to a client and whose director had a history of abusing the insolvency rules and making spurious allegations to avoid paying debts.