Andrew joined Chambers in 2020 from an in-house role with HMRC working in civil fraud and tax with particular expertise in insolvency and proceeds of crime litigation, including freezing injunctions and search orders. Andrew qualified in Australia in 2013 where he practiced largely in crime and child protection for Victoria Legal Aid.
Since joining Chambers, Andrew has acted across the range of Chambers work in family (public and private matters), employment, property and personal injury. Andrew has a particular interest in civil fraud and insolvency.
When time permits, he enjoys food and wine, playing golf and discovering new music and writers.
Andrew accepts instructions in all insolvency related disputes, including bankruptcy and winding-up petitions (including provisional liquidation), voluntary arrangements, and transactions at an undervalue or to defraud creditors. Andrew was the lead lawyer for HMRC in Re Total Site Projects Ltd  EWHC 586 (Ch) (provisional liquidation arising from denial of input VAT for connection to fraud), Pearse v HMRC  BTC 42 (application to set aside statutory demand). Andrew has advised on and acted in several applications for freezing injunctions whilst at HMRC involving allegations of fraudulent evasion of VAT, Company and Income Tax. Andrew also advises on actions based on the phoenixing provisions at section 216 and 217 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
Since joining chambers, Andrew has advised on the effect of insolvency of a Managing Agent and post-liquidation debts in possession proceedings, and prospect of recovery of outstanding rent under personal guarantee.