Real estate litigation
Andrew has over 20 years' experience in all types of property disputes including dilapidations claims, enforcing covenants, tenant insolvency, restrictive covenants, lease renewals and negligently drafted property documents.
Dolphin Square enfranchisement claim
Andrew acted for the successful tenants in the largest ever enfranchisement claim Westbrook Dolphin Square Limited v Friends Life Ltd  EWHC 2433 (Ch). Following the trial the judge declared the proposed £111.7 million purchase price as realistic and dismissed all six of the landlord’s attempts to block the enfranchisement.
Property joint venture disputes
Andrew acted for the successful defendants in a dispute concerning a failed joint venture to build a shopping centre in Wolverhampton. Multi Veste 226 BV v NI Summer Row Unitholder BV  EWHC 2026 (Ch). Multi Corporation sued Andrew’s clients for £56 million. The judge awarded Multi just £2 (and made them pay Andrew’s clients' legal costs).
He is currently acting for clients who are suing a well-known supermarket after they failed to honour a joint venture deal.
Andrew acted on a £5 million dilapidations claim against BT (settled just before trial, again with his clients getting their costs).
Andrew’s dilapidations practice has also shaped the law in this area. His cases include Van Dal Footwear Ltd v Ryman Ltd  1 All ER 883 and Westminster City Council v HSBC Bank plc  1 EGLR 62.
Andrew acted against HMV following its administration, forcing it to relocate from the Oxford Street premises.
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Andrew has acted on a variety of commercial disputes, including a substantial number of professional negligence claims and contract disputes.
Andrew advised on a professional negligence claim against a top 30 law firm in relation to a failure to advise correctly in relation to a £16 million loan and defective security provisions required for the purchase of a children's wear retail chain.
Andrew also advised on a professional negligence claim from a top 60 law firm on their mishandling of the contracts and guarantees that underpinned this acquisition of the retail premises.
Andrew acted for clients suing Habib Bank in a breach of mandate case.
Andrew acts for a well-known firm of tutors, handling a number of disputes for them.
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