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Overview

Andrew has a strong academic background, having been awarded the grade of Outstanding with a Certificate of Honour from the Inns of Court School of Law having been placed 6th out of 1200 candidates in the Bar Examination of 1996.

Andrew now specialises in the fields of costs and litigation funding, personal injury litigation and credit hire.

For many years he had a mixed common law practice and also undertook a substantial amount of judicial review work and town and country planning.

Away from the Bar, Andrew lists his interests as writing, windsurfing and oenophilia.

Costs

Andrew is recognised nationally for his work in the field of costs and litigation funding, and maintains the well regarded blog www.costsbarrister.co.uk.  He also writes regularly for Litigation Funding and other leading journals in this specialist field.

He has a national practice which, whilst predominantly focussed on London, means he appears regularly in the major cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle.

He accepts Direct Access instructions from insurance companies, claims handling organisations, other businesses and overseas lawyers in the field of costs and litigation funding.

Credit Hire

For nearly 20 years Andrew has undertaken advisory and advocacy work for both insurance companies and claims handling organisations (credit hire companies) including many hundreds of trials in credit hire claims in the county court.  He has a wide experience in appeals concerning credit hire including in the county court, High court and Court of Appeal.

His credit hire practice is national and covers the entirety of England and Wales.  He is the author of the well regarded blog www.credithirebarrister.com.

Personal Injury

Since pupillage, Andrew has always undertaken a substantial amount of personal injury litigation including the full range of industrial disease, employer’s liability, road traffic liability and public liability claims.  He has substantial trial experience in both the county court and High Court.

These days his practice focuses on catastrophic injuries, or cases with particular complexity, be that concerning issues of liability or quantum.

Notable Cases

Andrew has appeared in a range of notable cases including:

Smith v Countrywide Farmers Plc LTL 14/4/2010 - QBD (Cardiff) (Judge Seys-Llewellyn QC) 11/02/2010 (Legal advice and funding; costs; civil evidence - A costs judge had directed himself correctly when putting a receiving party to his election on whether to produce a copy of a conditional fee agreement or to confirm compliance with the Conditional Fee Agreements Regulations 2000 by evidence.  Furthermore, it was unacceptable in practice or in principle for a costs judge to scrutinize the terms of a CFA to check that all matters and all terms had been properly included)

Gurdass Singh (A Minor by his Father and Litigation Friend Deldar Singh) v K Adams LTL 10/6/2009 - CC (Nottingham) (Judge Inglis) 2/04/2009 (Civil procedure; legal advice and funding - Counsel's fees for attendance at hearings to approve settlements pursuant to CPR r.21.10(1) could be recovered if they were necessarily incurred.  The word "reasonable" was not interchangeable with the word "necessary".  The necessity of counsel's attendance at such hearings would depend on there being some inherent complexity or difficulty in respect of the case)

Peter Andrew Avril v Stephen Boultby LTL 29/7/2008 - CC (Nottingham) (Judge Inglis, District Judge Millard) 14/05/2008 (Civil procedure; costs; road traffic - On a detailed assessment of costs in a road traffic accident case, a judge had erred in disallowing a premium incurred in respect of after the event insurance obtained by a claimant, even where liability for the accident had been admitted by the defendant from the outset of the case)

Various Claimants v (1) Bryn Alyn Community (Holdings) Limited (in Liquidation) (2) Royal and Sun Alliance Plc [2003] EWCA Civ 783 - CA (Civ Div) (Auld LJ, Waller LJ, Mantell LJ) 10/06/2003 (CPR; civil procedure; cosrs; personal injury - Where the Court of Appeal was dealing with an appeal and then an appeal ancillary to the main appeal on issues under CPR Part 36, the sealing of the order on the main appeal did not preclude the court considering whether Part 36 orders should be made in favour of three claimants not previously made party to the Part 36 appeal)

Various Claimants v (1) Bryn Alyn Community (Holdings) Limited (2) Royal and Sun Alliance Plc [2003] EWCA Civ 383 - CA (Civ Div) (Auld LJ, Waller LJ, Mantell LJ) 24/03/2003 (CPR; civil procedure; costs; personal injury - Unless a fresh CPR Part 36 offer was made during the appeal proceedings the machinery of Part 36 was not available to the Court of Appeal which would be disinclined to use its discretion to achieve a similar result by reference to a pre-trial Part 36 offer)

Bradley Hollins v H S Russell; Mark Edward Tichband v B Hurdman; Alison Duunn v Helen Ward; Dora May Pratt v Daniel David Michael Bull; John Joseph Worth v James Joseph McKenna [2003] EWCA Civ 718 - CA (Civ Div) (Brooke LJ, Hale LJ, Arden LJ) 22/05/2003 (Civil procedure; costs; legal profession; personal injury - The Court of Appeal gave guidance on the interpretation of ss.58 and 58A Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 and regs.2, 3 and 4 Conditional Fee Agreements Regulations 2000 SI 2000/692)

Paul David Cullen v John Coggins LTL 8/3/2000 - CA (Civ Div) (Robert Walker LJ, Mance LJ) 8/03/2000 (Transport; damages; negligence; personal injury - The defendant was entitled to assume, as a matter of common sense, that a road junction would remain clear when he proceeded past a green traffic light and had not negligently contributed to the cause of the accident between himself and the claimant, who had driven through a red light to enter the junction.  Cases such as this one were decided on their own facts and the court did not consider there was any room for a strict rule to be applied)

John Ian Purdy v Philip John Cambran LTL 17/12/99 - CA (Civ Div) (Swinton Thomas LJ, May LJ, Singer J) 17/12/1999 (Civil procedure; personal injury; civil evidence - When exercising its powers under the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, the court had to seek to give effect to the overriding objective.  It followed that when the court was considering under the 1998 Rules whether or not it was just, in accordance with the overriding objective, to strike out a claim, it was not necessary or appropriate to analyse that question by reference to a rigid and overloaded structure which a large body of decision under the former rules had constructed).

Recommendations

Recent recommendations for Andrew include:

“He is a very good practitioner with a good costs practice.”

Chambers and Partners 2015 – Costs Litigation

“His practice covers cases concerning solicitor and client disputes, costs in tribunals and insolvency. Peers note the strong crossover with his personal injury practice.  ‘He has been involved in big cases, is forensically very good, and is a very concise advocate.’”

Chambers and Partners 2014 – Costs Litigation

“Andrew Hogan of Ropewalk Chambers is lauded for his advocacy, his ability with points of law and the courteous manner in which he conducts himself.  Sources make a point of praising this Nottingham-based barrister's costs work."

Chambers and Partners – Costs Litigation

"The set’s juniors are felt to be ‘in every way as good as its leaders’, with Andrew Hogan considered to be ‘one of the finest’.  He is a ‘tenacious and effective tactician’ who is ‘an absolute whiz when it comes to costs.’"

Chambers and Partners – Costs Litigation

"Andrew Hogan practises out of Ropewalk Chambers in Nottingham.  He has a multidisciplinary practice which takes in personal injury, employment and regulatory matters.  ‘Great costs work’, particularly on the advisory side, is a given from this ‘fantastic advocate and super practitioner’, say sources."

Chambers and Partners – Costs Litigation

"Nottingham-based Andrew Hogan retains a thriving practice at Ropewalk Chambers.  Sources agree that he is ‘easily one of the best costs litigators you will find in the regions.’"

Chambers and Partners – Costs Litigation

"Based in Nottingham, Andrew Hogan has been kept busy at Ropewalk Chambers with enforceability issues.  Described as a hidden gem, Hogan is ‘always well prepared, extremely articulate and very easy to work with.’"

Chambers and Partners – Costs Litigation

Areas of Work

  • Costs
  • Credit Hire
  • Personal Injury

Professional Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Health and Safety Lawyers Association

Recent Publications

Recent News

  • Chambers UK Bar 2017

    Andrew Hogan has been ranked in the Chambers UK Bar 2017 for Costs Litigation (Band 2).

  • Landmark Decision in Essar Oilfield v Norscot

    Andrew Hogan in landmark decision in the Commercial Court on costs in international arbitration in Essar Oilfield Services Ltd -v- Norscot Rig Management.

    Please click here for Litigation Futures article.

  • Chambers UK Bar 2016

    Andrew has been ranked in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2016 for costs litigation.

    Andrew is a costs specialist and author of an authoritative blog in the field. He has experience in a range of costs disputes, and has handled a substantial number of detailed assessments and appeals. 

    "He has a forensic approach to his work and provides excellent written advice."

    "He's very down to earth and has a very good nature in court; he's to the point and makes strong but brief submissions." 

    Andrew recently acted on behalf of BT in a claim determining whether success fees in industrial deafness claims are fixed at 62.5% or recoverable at a lower rate.

     

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