Andrew has a long track record of success in helping clients resolve contentious legal problems. He was for many years until April 2014 a commercial litigation partner with Clyde & Co LLP. He helps clients develop and execute strategies to avoid and resolve disputes, conducting and advising on litigation and arbitration where necessary but also using mediation and other forms of ADR (alternative dispute resolution) wherever possible. He advises on a wide range of contentious issues and subject matter but has done in particular many cases involving technology and professional services. He deals not just with problems once they have arisen but also the management of legal risk and insurance issues.
Andrew is General Editor and co-author of “Commercial Litigation – jurisdictional comparisons” published by Sweet & Maxwell; the second edition of this was published in September 2015. He is an experienced conference speaker and chair at events on commercial litigation, IT law, professional liability and risk management.
Guildford College of Law, 1984-1988
University College, Oxford, 1981-1984
Partner, Clyde & Co LLP London, 2011-2014
Partner, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, 1996-2011
Associate, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, 1992-1996
Trainee then Associate, Baileys Shaw & Gillett, 1986-1992
Solicitor, England and Wales, 1988
Society for Computers and Law
British Insurance Law Association
International Underwriting Association cyber underwriting interest group
Honorary Legal Adviser, Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Publications and links
As well as his commercial litigation book Andrew has published many articles in the legal and national press about commercial disputes and technology risks and contributed to the Sweet & Maxwell Encyclopedia of IT Law. Example speaking engagements include the C5 and Advisen cyberliability conferences in London, a lecture to the British Computer Society and participation by client invitation in the IADC (International Association of Defense Counsel) annual forum in Paris where he presented on privacy and data protection risks. He also recently organised and spoke at a seminar on the insurance of technology risks for the Society for Computers and Law.