Andrew practices primarily in personal injury related claims and housing matters.
He acts for Claimants and Defendants across the range of cases, drawing on over twenty years’ experience both as a practitioner and holder of judicial appointments.
Away from the Bar, his interests are reading, cinema and running. He is passionate about music and is the drummer in two bands, one a disco/funk covers band and the other can be found here: http://lornatheband.com/bio/
Andrew has extensive experience of personal injury and related claims for and against individuals, companies, agencies, local authorities and employers, including:
- Attacks on care staff by patients in secure environments
- Industrial diseases, including asbestos related conditions
- Companies and individuals prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive
He advises and represents in clinical negligence cases relating to incorrect or late diagnosis and negligently performed surgery.
He frequently delivers lectures on a variety of personal injury related topics to solicitors and insurance companies.
Andrew provides advice and representation to Local Authorities, Housing Associations and individuals across the whole spectrum of housing work:
- Right to buy
- Statutory nuisance
- Licensing and management under the Housing Act 2004
- Unlawful eviction
- Anti-social behaviour and neighbour nuisance
He advises Local Authorities in the formulation of homelessness and allocations policies, including related judicial review.
Andrew lectures on a range of housing law subjects to public and private sector solicitors.
Michelle Draycott (2) Paul Maxwell Draycott v Hannells Letting Limited (T/A Hannells Letting Agents)  EWHC 217 (QB); 3 All ER 411 (2010); HLR 27 (2010); L & TR 12 (2010); NPC 18; (2011) 1 WLR 1606 (first Divisional Court appeal involving the Tenancy Deposit Scheme created by the Housing Act 2004)
R (on the application of (1) AB (2) SB) v Nottingham City Council  EWCA Admin 235 (Judicial Review proceedings involving a core assessment of a child and his mother’s needs, Children Act and NHS & Community Care Act, against the backdrop of alleged anti-social behaviour on the part of the child);
Longhurst Homes Limited v Dean Killen  EWCA 402 (appeal against a committal to prison arising from breach of an anti-social behaviour injunction)
R v Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel, Ex Parte Bennett, Independent, October 2, 2000 (Judicial Review of the CICAP’s interpretation of the notion of a ‘disabling mental condition’ for the purposes of the CICA’s tariff)
Recent recommendations for Andrew include:
“Good technical knowledge and easy to work with.’
Legal 500 – Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
“Very approachable and an impressive advocate.’
Legal 500 2015 – Property
“He exudes confidence in what he is saying. He is not easily put off his stride and he is very sure of how he delivers his arguments.’
Chambers and Partners 2015 – Social Housing
"He's an outstanding barrister and I would recommend him to anybody. He got to the nub of the issues involved in the case very quickly." "He is tough and no-nonsense; he knows what he's doing."
Chambers and Partners 2016 - Personal Injury
“He is excellent,. He’s one of those people who knows how to pick a good argument from a bad one, and how to make an argument far more attractive to judges.”
Chambers and Partners 2016 – Social Housing