Andy joined Elborne Mitchell in June 2006, becoming a partner in September 2011. Throughout his time at the firm he has been involved in numerous complex and high-value insurance and reinsurance matters, both in Court and in arbitration.
He was recently involved in a $1bn arbitration, heard in London, concerning the expropriation of various charterparties by a state-owned oil company, as well as advising on injunction proceedings in England in relation to a multi-million dollar aviation dispute regarding a fleet based in India.
Andy’s practice often involves an international element, and a particular specialty in making recoveries from (re)insurance companies and brokers based in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1999 Andy has acted in numerous professional negligence disputes (involving a wide range of professionals eg solicitors, accountants, insurance brokers, architects, valuers and surveyors) both in England and for a period in New York. He continues to be instructed in such cases, with a particular focus recently on complex or high-value property-related claims arising out of the recent financial crash.
He regularly gives lectures and seminars on insurance-related subjects (eg binding authority issues, liability in 3-D printing, developments in fraud law, and subrogation).
In his spare time, Andy regularly risks serious injury to himself as a cyclist and to others through his love of cooking. Less dangerously, he likes classic cars, Peterborough United and playing Ker-plunk with his two young children.