Andrew undertakes a broad range of commercial work with an emphasis on shipping (wet and dry), commodities, international trade and insurance (marine and non-marine).
Andrew regularly appears in the High Court (including the Commercial Court and the Admiralty Court) and the County Courts as well as in arbitrations. Notable recent and on-going cases include:
Prior to joining Chambers, Andrew completed an LLM in International Commercial Law with a particular focus on the carriage of goods by sea, international trade and marine insurance. He has also undertaken secondments at a leading London shipping law firm and in the insurance industry.
Andrew specialises in dry shipping, commodities and transport disputes. He has extensive experience of advising, drafting and advocacy in relation to claims under charterparties and bills of lading, both in court proceedings and in arbitrations.
Andrew’s cases have concerned all areas of dry shipping, including cargo claims, freight and hire disputes, dangerous cargo, unsafe ports, laytime and demurrage disputes, issues of delivery and re-delivery, bunker disputes and vessel speed and performance issues.
He has handled numerous arbitration claims, including applications for permission to appeal under s.69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 and applications for the appointment of arbitrators.
Andrew also has experience of cases involving the international carriage of goods by road under the CMR.
Illustrative cases include:
Andrew acted in The "Nordlake" v The "Seaeagle"  EWHC 3605 (Admlty);  1 Lloyd's Rep. 656 (led by Lionel Persey QC), a collision action involving the apportionment of liability between multiple vessels, arising out of a collision in 2011 and the sinking of the frigate INS Vindhyagiri. He is also currently working on an anchor dragging case in the High Court and disputes concerning salvage agreements.
Andrew has experience of personal injury and fatal accident claims, including cases involving the Athens Convention. He is currently acting in multiple such cases in the Admiralty Court.
Andrew has experience of handling international trade cases, typically sales on FOB, CIF, C&F, FAS, or other such terms.
Andrew has experience of numerous general commercial disputes both in court and in arbitration. In particular, he has handled numerous cases resulting from the loss of or damage to goods stored in warehouses. He is also regularly instructed in cases relating to the sale of goods or supply of services.
Notable cases include:
Andrew has a general interest in insurance and marine insurance matters of all kinds and has been involved in a number of such cases. He is currently instructed in a High Court case involving a €4 million claim under a credit insurance policy. He has also recently advised on a marine insurance case worth $1.5m and successfully represented an insurer in a claim for a return of premium.
Before joining Chambers, Andrew worked in the insurance industry. He was also recently seconded to a leading London insurer where he advised on policy interpretation and coverage issues as well as on matters of claims handling.
Andrew has experience of disputes under shipbuilding contracts, especially cases concerning delays and cancellation.
Andrew accepts instructions in this area.
Andrew has experience of advising and drafting in relation to applications for freezing injunctions.
LLB, King’s College London (First Class).
LLM, UCL (Distinction).
BPTC, BPP Law School (Outstanding).
Inner Temple Pupils’ Advocacy Prize.
Inner Temple BPTC Performance Prize.
Inner Temple Exhibition Award.
Atkin Chambers Commercial Law Moot (Winner).
Placement at a leading London shipping law firm (October 2014).
Seconded to a leading insurance company
(February-March 2015 and February-March 2016).