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Andrew practises principally in the fields of employment and discrimination law, sports law and commercial law.

Employment

Andrew appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court in complex employment claims.  He is ranked as a leading barrister in this field by the legal directories Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who; published comments include:

Guides clients through complex Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court cases. He has notable expertise in bonus disputes and other contractual issues, mainly acting for clients in the financial services sector. He also has a crossover practice with commercial and sports law.

“Extremely sharp-minded and gets into the case quickly; his drafting is incredible too.”

“A very practical and down-to-earth barrister and a great tactician.”

An excellent junior who is brilliant on his feet.

In 2019 Andrew was shortlisted by Legal 500 for employment junior of the year.

Andrew is regularly instructed to advise clients and to represent them at trial in high value and complicated employment disputes.  He has considerable experience of Employment Tribunal claims involving discrimination and whistleblowing, as well as those relating to employment status, TUPE issues, agency workers, holiday pay and unfair dismissal (amongst others).

Andrew’s High Court practice encompasses a broad range of employment-related litigation, including ‘team move’ cases, and disputes concerning restrictive covenants, bonus payments, obligations of confidence and fiduciary duties.

Andrew also has experience of representing a trade union in proceedings before the Certification Officer and Assistant Certification Officer, including in connection with a disputed General Secretary election.

Andrew writes and presents widely on the topic of employment and discrimination law and a selection of his articles / seminar presentations may be downloaded below.

Sport

Andrew is regularly instructed to act in sports arbitrations, disciplinary proceedings and civil claims, acting for a wide range of clients including players / athletes, managers, clubs, intermediaries / agents and governing bodies.  His more detailed sports law CV may be downloaded here.  Andrew is ranked as a leading sports law barrister by Chambers and Partners; published comments include:

A dedicated junior who continues to attract attention from the market for the instructions he secures in sports-related employment law. He is active in a range of sports matters and often acts for athletes in disciplinary cases. He has recently been involved in a number of Rule K arbitrations and doping disputes.”

Diligent, proactive and easy to access.”

Highlighted by peers for his growing football practice. He is an employment specialist who regularly acts for both managers and players in contractual disputes with clubs and governing bodies.”

In addition to his work as an advocate, Andrew sits as an Arbitrator and has been appointed as a member of an EFL arbitration appeal panel.  Andrew was also appointed by a major sports governing body to conduct an independent grievance investigation arising out of a selection decision for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Andrew has considerable experience of arbitral proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, having been appointed as an ad hoc clerk in several cases before the CAS.  These include the high-profile doping appeals brought by 39 Russian athletes in connection with the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Andrew has also worked as an assistant to Raj Parker, now Vice President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the BAT), on numerous disputes between basketball players, clubs and agents, arising in different jurisdictions.

Andrew writes and presents widely on the topic of sports law and a selection of his articles may be downloaded below.  Andrew is a member of the LawInSport editorial board and contributed three chapters to the book ‘Football and the Law’ (Bloomsbury Professional).

Commercial  

As mentioned above, Andrew’s civil litigation practice involves him representing and advising clients on a broad range of commercial matters, often with an employment element.  In terms of Andrew’s commercial arbitration experience, he has been led by James Laddie QC in a complex dispute concerning agency fees/commission, and by Antony White QC in the International Court of Arbitration, representing a foreign government in its defence of a high value commercial claim.

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Articles and Downloads: Employment

Articles and Downloads: Sport

DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS
WHAT THEY SAY:

Employment

“Guides clients through complex Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court cases. He has notable expertise in bonus disputes and other contractual issues, mainly acting for clients in the financial services sector. He also has a crossover practice with commercial and sports law.”

“Extremely sharp-minded and gets into the case quickly; his drafting is incredible too.”

“A very practical and down-to-earth barrister and a great tactician.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2020)

“A great tactician and always calm. ”

(Legal 500, 2020)

“His advice is pragmatic and sensible.”

“A fantastic junior. He is responsive, incredibly bright and commercial.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2019)

 

“He is able to analyse complex cases, break down the legal issues and communicate them in simple and precise terms. His drafting is extremely concise yet detailed and his advocacy is second to none.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“An excellent junior who is brilliant on his feet.”

(Legal 500, 2018)

Sport

“A dedicated junior who continues to attract attention from the market for the instructions he secures in sports-related employment law. He is active in a range of sports matters and often acts for athletes in disciplinary cases. He has recently been involved in a number of Rule K arbitrations and doping disputes. ”

“Diligent, proactive and easy to access.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2020)

“A dedicated junior who continues to attract attention from the market due to his securing of instructions in employment-related matters. He is active in a range of sports matters and often acts for athletes in disciplinary cases. He has recently been involved in a number of Rule K arbitrations and doping disputes.”

“He was great at finding the strength and weaknesses in our case.” “Extremely intelligent and diligent.” “A rising star.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2019)

“He is good on strategic issues and very tenacious on his feet.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“Extremely intelligent and diligent; open to discussing difficult points in detail.”

(Legal 500, 2018)