Commercial & IT
Andrew acts in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has acted in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes in the Court of Appeal, Commercial Court, Mercantile Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Technology and Construction Court and County Courts.
More notable recent claims include those arising out of the sale and supply of goods and services, claims brought by and against estate agents and employment agencies and recovery claims. He acted for Foxtons in OFT v Foxtons (the Renewal Commission test case) prior to litigation, in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal. He has provided commercial advice to others in respect of the consumer protection legislation and the enforceability of terms. He has also recently acted in a multi-million pound international pharmaceutical product licensing dispute, which involved contentious issues (including jurisdiction) and non-contentious issues, including the drafting of replacement agreements and settlement agreements.
Non-contentious work includes drafting, advising on proposed contractual wordings and advising on appropriate steps to be taken in ‘pre-emptive’ commercial issues.
In relation to IT claims, he has experience in a wide variety of claims including cases involving consulting, hardware and software provisioning and integration (including complex systems). These have ranged from small IT consultancy / provisioning contracts to multi-million pound IT integration contracts. Having a background in IT before the Bar, he has a particular interest in claims with an IT, scientific or technical nature.
Selected CasesView full profile »
- Fundamental Dishonesty & Pleadings: Howlett Revisited
- High value interim payment applications with a negative discount rate
- New Silks – Andrew Davis QC, Farrah Mauladad QC and Crispin Winser QC
- Andrew Davis, Farrah Mauladad and Crispin Winser to be appointed Queen’s Counsel
- (1990 – 1994) University of Birmingham, LLB Hons
- (1994 – 1995) University of Manchester, Part-time law tutor and research into the ethics and law of foetal research
- (1995 – 1996) Inns of Court School of Law
- Personal Injury Bar Association (Executive Committee member and Membership Officer)
- Commercial Bar Association
- London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
He is an accredited advocacy trainer, teaching advocacy at Gray’s Inn.
“A very perceptive and intelligent barrister. He is incredibly helpful and approachable and has a sound and commercial mind. He also makes his clients feel reassured and in very safe hands in the cut and thrust of litigation.”
Chambers & Partners, 2022
“Andrew is an extremely sophisticated and effective operator.”
Legal 500, 2022
“Undoubtedly one of the standout senior juniors in personal injury.”
Legal 500, 2021
“He is very tough and a good, forensic barrister.”; “His technical ability and attention to detail are very impressive and he is always on top of his game.”
Chambers & Partners, 2021
“He’s incredible on his feet in court and is really good at producing strong summaries for clients.” “Very good on detail, manages experts and evidence adroitly, drives decent outcomes and is a very good advocate.”
Chambers & Partners, 2020
“His attention to detail on complex jurisdictional matters is second to none.”
Legal 500, 2020
“He is always in control and never shies away from a challenge”
Legal 500, 2019
“He is extremely knowledgeable in this field and has a good, clear advocacy style…He takes an analytical approach to everything he does, marrying top-notch technical ability with a mastery of technology to ensure that clients have everything they could possibly require.”
Chambers & Partners, 2019
“Andrew has a brain the size of Canada and excellent knowledge. He is always happy to assist and very good with clients. He has significant experience on issues of applicable law and is a joy to instruct. He has achieved exceptional results for us.”
Chambers & Partners, 2018
“He’s extremely bright, cuts through the issues quickly and is extremely good in court…He is disarmingly charming, bright, able and a wonderful negotiator.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017
“He is very good on cases where machinery failure causes injury.”
Chambers & Partners, 2016
“Quite simply the best communicator with his instructing solicitor.”
Legal 500, 2016