Overview

Andrew has a wide range of experience in advising on disputes and non-contentious matters in the construction sector, with particular expertise in energy and utilities. His clients include developers, contractors, operators, investors and funders.

Andrew has gained experience in-house during a secondment with the defence aerospace division of global engineering firm, Rolls Royce plc. Andrew advised the business on the procurement and negotiation of cross-border engineering contracts and troubleshooting issues arising during the operation of such contracts.

Andrew is dual-qualified, having trained in Scotland, before cross-qualifying into English Law in 2018.

Experience
  • Acting for a water company in a successful adjudication relating to the valuation of compensation events under the NEC3 ECC contract in respect of infrastructure works at a number of reservoirs.
  • Advising for the UK subsidiary of global pharmaceutical company in a professional negligence claim against its design engineer, following delay and cost overruns in the completion of a process plant. Andrew advised throughout the claim that presented complex issues relating to interpretation of contract, quantum and dispute process. The matter culminated in a successful settlement at mediation.
  • Advising an asset manager in relation to a dispute on a portfolio of solar farms.
  • Advising an international bank on troubleshooting issues relating to delays in the construction and fit out of a new HQ office.
  • Advising a utility on contract packages for a new build nuclear power plant.
  • Advising EDF on the procurement of construction, operation and maintenance contracts for a major battery storage project.
  • Advising the Crown Estate Commissioners in relation to the procurement of building contracts and professional team appointments relating to the redevelopment of a property in central London.
  • Acting for an investment company on the purchase, by way of corporate acquisition, of a water company.
  • Advising an investment fund in relation to operational and troubleshooting issues on a portfolio of solar plants.
  • Advising a design sub-contractor in relation to contract interpretation and valuation issues arising on a nuclear decommissioning project.