Originally from Chester, Andy relocated to Sussex to undertake pupillage with Westgate Chambers.
Prior to pupillage, Andy balanced two part-time roles as a County Court Advocate and as a Barrister’s Assistant.
As a County Court Advocate, Andy worked under the supervision of his instructing solicitor and attended over 800 civil hearings heard in chambers in County Courts throughout the North-West and beyond.
These cases involved a range of hearing types and subject matter, including small claim trials (non-PI RTAs, assigned debt, parking disputes, and other general contract disputes), applications for summary judgment or to set-aside judgment, repossessions (mortgage, rent, and orders for sale), return of goods, insolvency, MOJ stage 3 approval hearings, and many others.
As a Barrister’s Assistant, Andy worked closely with a CPS Crown Advocate with a visual impairment. As such Andy was responsible for assessing and describing visual evidence, assisting with case preparation and research, and attending hearings.
Andy’s forensic approach led to him undertaking a secondment with the Financial Conduct Authority where he was praised for both his personable nature and fantastic work ethic.
Achievements, appointments and memberships
- CPS Grade 1 Advocate
- LLB – Upper Second Class – Aberystwyth University
- LLM – Distinction – Aberystwyth University
- IMLIS Postgraduate Taught Master Scholarship – Aberystwyth University
- BPTC – Very Competent – BPP (Manchester)
- The Honourable Society of Inner Temple