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Since joining 42BR in November 2020, Andrew has built a busy mixed practice predominantly in the Business and Property and Employment teams. Andrew is regularly instructed in Landlord and Tenant disputes (forfeiture, service charges, renewals and termination), TOLATA, and in commercial disputes involving land, including conveyancing, easements, and registered charges.

In his employment practice, Andrew has acted in unfair dismissal cases, discrimination and harassment claims, insolvent employers, and breach of TUPE. He has also advised on breach of directors’ fiduciary duties.

Andrew also accepts briefs in the Family jurisdiction and recently acted in a case involving fraudulent dissipation of marital assets.

Business and Property Law

Andrew has a busy commercial property practice. Since joining Chambers in 2020, he has acted in a range of disputes, dealing with forfeiture of commercial leases, applications under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, and applications to alter the land register. He has advised on restrictive covenants, easements, unregistered interests, and conveyancing disputes. Andrew has also appeared in the FTT in service charge and council tax disputes.

Andrew also acts in prosecutions for statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as well as planning prosecutions and subsequent confiscation of the proceeds of crime.

Andrew’s commercial practice has included acting for insolvency practitioners and court-appointed receivers, and in consumer law disputes.

Employment Law

Andrew has acted for both Claimants and Respondents in cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination and harassment, unlawful deductions from wages, redundancy, and the operation (and abuse) of the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

Andrew regularly shares his employment law expertise in seminars, including, recently, on employment tribunal procedure with respect to anonymity and restricted reporting of cases, and restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

Housing Law

Andrew accepts instructions in housing law dealing with anti-social behaviour, homelessness appeals, and Equality Act challenges. He has acted in possession proceedings in secure and non-secure tenancies and has advised on rights of succession in secure tenancies.

Family Law

Andrew has a broad-ranging family practice that spans private law children and finance as well as public law.

Andrew has acted in cases involving fraudulent trusts of property, TOLATA, pension disputes, and transactions intended to prevent or reduce financial relief.

In Children Act proceedings, Andrew has been instructed in cases of serious neglect, non-accidental injury, and fictious injury. In 2022, Andrew appeared unled in the High Court in a care case involving allegations of human trafficking.

In matters of private law, Andrew has acted in cases involving alleged parental alienation, international and internal relocation, and serious domestic violence.

Andrew’s insights on evidence and procedure where courts give Lucas directions were published in Family Law [2021] Fam Law 1463.

Areas of Expertise

Qualifications & Appointments

  • BA (Hons)/LLB (Monash)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Bar Transfer Test
  • Australian Lawyer (December 2013)

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