Andrew has 30 years of experience of litigation in courts at all levels. He has practised at the Scottish Bar (call 1988, silk 2002) with a particular interest and experience in personal injury, medical negligence and other professional negligence claims. His experience ranges across all types of work (apart from tax).
In 2006, he was called to the English Bar, and took silk in England in 2016 having established himself as a leading junior.
He has appeared in many complex and important cases on both sides of the border, with eight appearances in the Supreme Court (including Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board and Kennedy v Cordia); and several more in the House of Lords and Privy Council. He has led in several applications to the ECtHR.
In addition to Andrew's expertise is in high value and complex clinical negligence and PI claims, he is instructed and retained in many multi party actions in both jurisdictions (hips, PIP, vaginal mesh, Vioxx, Celebrex) and works closely with attorneys in the USA and Canada regarding these and other potential claims.
Andrew has extensive trial and appellate experience in all courts. He has been rated in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners or Medical Negligence work and praised in the directories for his attention to detail, meticulous preparation and ability to innovate.
A full CV is available upon request.
He splits his time evenly between London and Edinburgh.