Andrew is a Principal Associate in our Commercial Disputes team and heads up our Public Sector department.
Andrew trained in Australia and has been working in the UK for over 20 years. He is skilled in Public and Administrative Law, Government Advisory, Litigation and Legal Research.
Andrew joins us from the Government Legal Department where he provided public law advice to Ministers in various Departments on a number of high priority, high profile and/or complex matters with significant impact across the country and internationally.
Most recently he was Deputy Director (SCS1) in the Roads Group within the Department of Transport Legal Advisers (DfTLA), where he led a team covering Road Safety & Insurance, the Accident Investigation Branches, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Future Transport Systems & Environment, and the Driver Agencies (DVSA/DVLA). Previously, throughout the COVID pandemic, he was a Senior Lawyer leading on advising Ministers and senior officials regarding international COVID travel measures (international travel restrictions (including the “traffic light” system), vaccine certification).
Andrew also has extensive public litigation experience, in particular (i) acting for the Ministry of Defence in civil claims brought by foreign claimants alleging mistreatment by British troops in Iraq, and (ii) defending numerous government Departments (including the Home Office and Security Services) in private law claims brought by former detainees at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Al Rawi v The Security Service & Others).
Andrew joins us from the Government Legal Department where he provided advice to Ministers in various Departments on a number issues including:
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