Andrew became a CEDR Solve accredited mediator in 1997. He is an immediate past non-executive director on the board of CEDR Solve, a position he held for 10 years.
A member of the CEDR Commission on the Settlement in International Arbitration, chaired by Lord Woolf and Professor Gabriel Kaufmann-Kohler.
A highly experienced mediator, and commercial lawyer, he is also a Solicitor Advocate with full Higher Rights of Audience in all courts in England and Wales, a notary public, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Chartered Arbitrator.
His recent experience acting as a mediator includes disputes involving:
- Sale of goods
- Construction (defects and financial claims)
- Engineering (civil, mechanical and electrical)
- Product Liability
- Professional Negligence (barristers, solicitors, surveyors, other construction professionals)
- Escape of dangerous substances
- Warranty claims arising from the sale/purchase of companies
- Lease dilapidation claims
- International litigation and arbitration
- Claims against local authorities
- Banks mis-selling claims
- The railway industry
- Joint Ventures
- Employment (wrongful and unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination)
- Shareholders (unfair prejudice petitions)
- Commercial agency agreements
- Landlord and Tenant
- All types of commercial contracts
- Land disputes
- Probate and Will drafting
- Claims by Housing Associations
- Local Authorities
- A claim for damages for alleged breach of a JV/collaboration agreement for technology transfer in the engineering sector
- “Springboard” injunctions in an employment dispute and associated claims for damages for misuse of confidential information by a senior employee
His style is one of thorough preparation and ensuring that all parties to the mediation feel involved and committed to the process but with proactive intervention from the mediator as and when necessary to maintain momentum, and a touch of humour when appropriate.