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Andrew was educated at Leeds Grammar School and The Queen's College, Oxford, where he read jurisprudence. After qualifying at Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) in 1988, he joined MFB in 1991.

Andrew specialises in all types of shipping litigation including charterparty and COA disputes, DTH, bill of lading claims, slot charter and pooling agreements, ship sale disputes, insurance claims and cover issues.  He has acted in many substantial safe port and dangerous cargo cases, in disputes involving collapsed stows and total losses, and he has extensive experience in drafting COAs and bill of lading forms.  Andrew has particular expertise in handling mediations and is a Supporting Member of the LMAA.

In the Legal 500 2015 UK Guide Andrew is listed as a leading shipping lawyer and is described as having 'commercial understanding'.  In Chambers UK 2015 Directory he is listed as a Notable Practitioner, and sources note his ability to "take the right points and argue them fiercely". 

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