Andrew has undertaken personal injury work for 20 years. His
busy practice covers the full range of such work, acting for both Claimants and
Defendant insurers/local authorities. Andrew has a keen eye for detail, and is
a thorough, robust and persuasive advocate. He has an approachable manner and
is excellent at setting clients at ease.
Areas of Expertise
- Fraudulent claims in the civil courts, including
alleged staged accidents, LVI, ‘ghost passenger’ and exaggerated injury claims.
Andrew is very experienced in conducting such cases to trial, at interlocutory
hearings, including unless order/relief from sanctions applications, and
advising and drafting.
- Associated cost applications, including wasted
costs applications, non-party costs applications against third parties and
applications to disapply QOCS.
Costs and case management hearings in
- Procedural applications, including strike out
and relief from sanctions.
- Employers Liability Claims, including those by
local authority employees.
- Road Traffic Claims, including claims related to
emergency service vehicles.
Injury claims by prisoners and secure hospital
Industrial disease, including NIHL claims.
- Road traffic accident claim involving a number
of alleged ‘ghost passengers’ in Claimant’s vehicle.
- Claim for wasted costs order against Claimant
solicitors and non-party costs against ATE insurers, following alleged
fraudulent personal injury claim. Acted at first instance and on appeal.
Wasted costs application against Claimant
solicitors who came off record after issue of proceedings.
Serious injury claim by high profile secure
Claim by pedestrian seriously injured when
struck by police vehicle attending emergency call.
Claim arising from collision between police
vehicle attending emergency call and third party vehicle.
Claim by local authority employee seriously
injured in course of duties as refuse collector.
- Tree surgeon seriously injured whilst working
for local authority.
Andrew is a regular contributor to
the Zenith Personal Injuries Team blog.
Some of his recent articles
Google Street View Images & Highways
Maintenance Claims – July 2015.
Wasted Costs Applications Against Legal
Representatives – May 2015.
The Defence of Reasonable Practicability In
Workplace Accident Claims – November 2014.
Vicarious Liability For Assaults Committed By
Employees – March 2014.
Andrew regularly provides lectures on a wide range of
personal injury related topics, including:
RTA Claims Liability Caselaw Update
The Defence of Illegality (‘Ex Turpi Causa’)
Road Traffic Accident Claims Involving Emergency
Claims for Psychiatric Damage
Andrew has a keen interest in
non-league and lower league football. He also enjoys fell walking in the
Yorkshire Dales and further afield.