Andrew is a highly experienced family solicitor having qualified in May 2010. He has worked on a number of high profile cases in various areas of family law and has undertaken work at all levels of Court, including within the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court
Andrew has worked directly in the following reported cases:
- In the matter of A (Children)  UKSC 60—A key case which has pushed forward the law in relation to child abduction proceedings, in particular the matter of Parens Patriae
- Re TC and JC (Children: Relocation)  EWHC 292 (Fam)—A case in relation to an application for relocation of children to Australia, who had initially been returned to the UK following child abduction proceedings in Australia
- ZA & PA v NA  EWCA Civ 1396—An appeal in the Court of Appeal in relation to the matter of forum non conveniens
Furthermore, Andrew has represented the intervener, HR, in the Wardship case of L County Council v MD & Anor  EWHC B25 (Fam) and the consequential care proceedings. He has also represented the father in the Children Act proceedings which followed on from DB v ZA & Ors  EWHC 2175 (Fam).
Andrew has represented a party in care proceedings flowing from the high profile murder of Geeta Aulakh in 2009.
He has significant experience in International Child Abduction cases, both within Hague Convention (including Brussels II Revised) Proceedings and Wardship Proceedings involving cross border abduction between the following countries: Australia, Libya, Egypt, Ghana, Pakistan, India, Poland, Hungary and Zimbabwe.
Andrew has experience in general Private Law work including Child Arrangement Order (contact and residence), Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders, Contact Agreements and Parental Responsibility Agreements. He also deals with applications for non-molestation and occupation Orders.
Andrew also specialises in the financial proceedings following on from a divorce or legal separation, and applications for Financial Orders flowing from overseas divorces, pursuant to Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. This has ranged from cases with multiple properties and assets in excess of £3 million in the High Court, to cases where the main asset is the tenancy on a property. He has made applications for maintenance pending suit, dealt with applications involving interveners and trusts matters, and he has successfully negotiated numerous settlements outside of Court. Regardless of the size of the matrimonial assets, Andrew has both confidence and conviction in his ability to assess the case from an early stage, and to provide you with honest and realistic advice throughout.
Last but not least, Andrew has dealt with an increasing amount of cases involving property and cohabitees under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, including making applications for declarations of interests in properties, orders for sale, occupation rent and the transfer of property.