Andrew is a Solicitor in the Personal Advisory Division based in Manchester. Andrew qualified in March 2016 and joined Shoosmiths LLP in summer 2017. He is recognised by Legal 500 as "tremendously hardworking, knowledgeable" and "one to watch".
Andrew deals with disputes relating to wills, trusts and estates and has particular experience with claims relating to:
- failure to make reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;
- claims relating to the validity of a will;
- removal of Executors and Trustees;
- claims for the interpretation and correction of wills and trusts;
- executor disputes; and
- professional negligence claims.
Andrew has acted for clients nationally and overseas. He takes instructions from those disputing estates and also those defending their interests. Andrew also advises high net worth and high profile individuals and is also able to act for corporate clients such as Trustees and Charities, or other companies that are in dispute over their rights to estate assets or monies owed.
Andrew’s notable experiences include:
- successfully acting for a client in a multi-million pound dispute in respect of their claim for further provision from a relative’s estate;
- attending court personally to successfully obtain a final charging order to ensure recovery of costs from the defendant;
- attending the district registrar personally to successfully obtain an order for estate accounts. This was significant to allow the client to understand the action taken by the executor to date;
- acting in A v A over the entitlement to administer an estate. The Applicant was able to obtain a declaration that her marriage was valid, and therefore that the subsequent marriages were bigamous.
- acting in Bullock v Denton which secured the right for reasonable provision from an estate. This case was the first authority that allowed recovery of a success fee.
LLB Law, First class (The University of Liverpool). Legal Practice Couse, Distinction (The University of Law).