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Andrew Myers

T: +44 20 7809 2275 Email Andrew | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Commercial litigation; Professional negligence and Property litigation

Commercial litigation; Professional negligence and Property litigation

Real estate litigation

Real estate litigation

Andrew Myers Partner

Contact details

Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2275 Email Andrew | Vcard Office: London

Andrew is well known as a tenacious litigator who gets results. He frequently takes on cases where other lawyers have floundered and turns them around. The directories have described Andrew as a "red hot litigator" and someone who "fights hard but fair". Andrew has particular expertise in property-related disputes.
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Andrew has 22 years' experience specialising in property disputes, professional negligence claims and contract disputes. His property disputes experience includes dilapidations claims, enforcing covenants, tenant insolvency, restrictive covenants, lease renewals and suing other solicitors who have negligently drafted property documents.

He is an experienced tactician, a solicitor advocate and is experienced at using “no win no fee” to his clients’ benefit.

Andrew acted for the successful tenants in the largest ever enfranchisement claim Westbrook Dolphin Square Limited v Friends Life Ltd.

He acted for the successful defendants in a dispute concerning a failed joint venture to build a shopping centre in Wolverhampton. Andrew’s clients were sued for £56 million. The judge ordered them to pay just £2 (and made their opponents reimburse Andrew’s clients' legal costs).

Andrew acts for several large institutional pension fund landlords, as well as several entrepreneurial property companies. But he also acts for smaller businesses and institutions.  He is acting for a property agent owed a large fee by a national housebuilder, and for a property company which is suing a major supermarket which reneged on a joint venture agreement. He is also defending a widow from an attempt by her relatives to take her late husband's estate, and a local charity whose landlord is trying to take away its 89 year lease. As Chambers UK 2015 states, "he's very commercial. He sees the wood for the trees and has your interests at heart." Chambers UK 2017 states "he understands the commercial reality of negotiations and advises on how to best use the legal position to ensure the best result".

"A real fighter who completely runs the show in landlord and tenant stuff."


Chambers UK 2013
 
  • Real estate litigation
  • Commercial 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 [2014] 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 [2011] 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.

Dilapidations

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 [2010] 1 All ER 883 and Westminster City Council v HSBC Bank plc [2003] 1 EGLR 62.

HMV

Andrew acted against HMV following its administration, forcing it to relocate from the Oxford Street premises.

More: Real estate litigation

Andrew has acted on a variety of commercial disputes, including a substantial number of professional negligence claims and contract disputes.

Professional negligence

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.

Contract disputes

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.

More: Commercial litigation

Awards

Commercial litigation; Professional negligence and Property litigation

Commercial litigation; Professional negligence and Property litigation

Real estate litigation

Real estate litigation

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