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Andrew Brown

Call 2017

Andrew has a broad commercial practice spanning construction, insurance, professional negligence and property damage litigation. He has noted expertise in construction and engineering disputes and co-authors a leading textbook in the field, Emden’s Construction Law.

Andrew maintains a busy court practice alongside his advisory and drafting work. He appears as sole counsel in court both on trials and interlocutory matters in all three civil ‘tracks’. The regularity of his court work means that he is very good on his feet, and he is sought after by claimants and defendants to provide trial representation in personal injury matters.

Prior to joining chambers, Andrew was a Teaching Fellow at University College London. He studied law at the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, graduating from both with First Class Honours. He was the recipient of numerous scholarships, awards and prizes for outstanding academic achievement. Whilst studying for the Bar he was a residential scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and the winner of a prestigious national mooting competition. He was graded Outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Andrew has conducted a number of remote hearings and welcomes such instructions.

Commercial

Andrew is regularly instructed in a wide variety of commercial disputes, from smaller goods and services disputes to complex high-value cases. His commercial practice benefits from an academic background in the fields of contract law, international private law and international investment law.

In addition to acting for insurers and corporations, Andrew is sought by consumers seeking redress for poor services, faulty goods and unfair business practices.

Recent work highlights include:

  • Appearing as sole counsel in a claim against British Airways regarding the fairness of its cancellation policy for multi-flight tickets.
  • Advising in relation to a substantial fire that broke out in the Liver Industrial Estate in Liverpool in 2017.
  • Assisting with a multi-million-pound dispute involving cybersecurity issues.

Construction & Engineering

Andrew has particular expertise in construction and engineering disputes and is a co-author of a leading textbook in the field, Emden’s Construction Law.

Recent work highlights include:

  • Acting for the proprietors of a restaurant in relation to damage caused to their Grade II listed premises whilst a neighbouring property was being renovated.
  • Acting for homeowners in multi-track dispute regarding a home improvement project.
  • Advising a developer in relation to a dispute arising out of the construction of a luxury guest lodge.
  • Acting for a contractor in relation to a circa. £300,000 value barn conversion project.
  • Acting for a property owner in a claim arising out of the poor design and installation of an accessible bathroom.

Insurance & Reinsurance

Much of Andrew’s work involves subrogated recovery actions by insurers. He commonly advises on coverage and compliance with terms as they arise arising in the course of disputes.

Professional Liability

Andrew’s professional liability practice covers a wide range of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on claims against legal and construction professionals.

Recent work highlights include:

  • Acting for a homeowner in a claim against the designers and installers of an accessible bathroom.
  • Advising in relation to the defective installation of a heating system in a commercial property.
  • Advising solicitors in relation to a Montreal Convention claim against easyJet.
  • Advising in relation to a substantial fire that broke out in the Liver Industrial Estate in Liverpool in 2017.
  • Settling a defence to a claim relating to the payment of stamp duty on a conveyance.

Personal Injury

Andrew’s trial advocacy skills are highly sought after by personal litigants. He has advised and represented both claimants and defendants in injury claims arising out of novel circumstances and involving complex points of law.

Recent work highlights include:

  • Assisting with a claim against Festival Republic following injury suffered by fireworks.
  • Advising solicitors in relation to a Montreal Convention claim against easyJet.
  • Representing the NHS in a multi-track claim brought by a patient alleging that he was dropped from a hospital trolley.

Property Damage

Andrew has a busy property damage practice, most commonly acting in relation to damage arising in the context of construction. He is adept at advising on case strategy and expert evidence and handling matters from inception through to conclusion.

Recent work highlights include:

  • Advising in relation to a substantial fire that broke out in the Liver Industrial Estate in Liverpool in 2017.
  • Acting for the proprietors of a restaurant in relation to damage caused to their Grade II listed premises whilst a neighbouring property was being renovated.
  • Advising on a multi-track value claim arising out of the defective installation of a waterproof membrane on the roof of a residential apartment block.
  • Acting for a landowner in relation to damage allegedly caused by the roots of a century-old tree.

Awards


  • Winner, Featherstone Moot (2017)
  • Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn (2017)
  • Honorary Senior Scholarship, Gonville & Caius College (2016)
  • Book Prize, Gonville & Caius College (2016)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2016)
  • Accommodation Award, Lincoln’s Inn (2016)
  • Hardwicke Award, Lincoln’s Inn (2016)
  • Excellence Award, BPP (2015)

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Qualifications


  • BPTC (Outstanding), BPP (2017)
  • LLM in International Law (First Class), University of Cambridge (2016)
  • LLB with Study in Europe (First Class), University of Bristol (2014)

 


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