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Andrew Brown

| Call 2014

Profile: Overview

Andrew's practice covers a broad range of Chancery work, including: Insolvency, Commercial Disputes, Private Client, and Charities.  Andrew regularly appears as sole advocate in the High Court and County Court, and has twice appeared as junior counsel before the Privy Council.  He holds a D.Phil in Ancient Greek History from the University of Oxford.

Experience and Expertise

Insolvency and Company

Andrew regularly appears in the High Court and County Court in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency. He has experience in High Court claims involving high-value allegations of misfeasance and reviewable transactions in corporate and personal insolvency. Andrew also advises on decision-making procedures and the validity of voluntary arrangements. He has made numerous appearances in applications to set aside statutory demands, orders for the sale of property, annulment of bankruptcy, income payment orders, applications to enforce compliance with office-holders, public and private examinations, and all other insolvency and company applications.  He regularly handles winding-up and bankruptcy petitions.

Commercial

Andrew accepts instructions in all aspects of commercial law including urgent injunctions. He has appeared in multiple trials concerning contractual disputes, debt claims, and the sale and supply of goods and services. Andrew recently appeared before the Privy Council on issues of Escrow and Pre-Incorporation contracts.

Private Client and Probate

Andrew advises on all areas of Private Client work.  He has a particular interest in issues related to resulting and constructive trusts, and has experience with claims under the Inheritance Act 1975.

Property

Andrew has experience in Adverse Possession and Agricultural Land, forfeiture of leases, and landlord and tenant matters. He has conducted multiple trials regarding disputes of beneficial ownership of property. He has twice appeared in the Privy Council on issues of Caribbean land law.

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Pupillage

During the course of his pupillage Andrew was supervised by Joshua Winfield, Tina Kyriakides, Kate Selway, and Josh Lewison, and gained invaluable experience in each of their areas of expertise. Notable experiences following other members in court included:

 

Background

Prior to coming to the Bar Andrew earned a Masters and Doctorate in Ancient Greek History at the University of Oxford. He also lectured on Ancient History and Numismatics at Oxford before finding his calling as a barrister. Andrew was awarded the Lord Denning Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn for the study of the BPTC. Andrew is a keen rower, and has coached rowing in both the United Kingdom and the United States at university and club level. He recently coached the novice squads at Furnivall Sculling Club.

Andrew maintains an interest in legal outreach and education, and has taught cross-examination techniques for use in international arbitration.  He also regularly judges undergraduate moots.

 

Qualifications:

2000 – 2005 BA, History, University of Washington

2000 – 2005 BA, Classical Studies, University of Washington

2005 – 2007 M. phil, Ancient History, University of Oxford (Wadham College)

2007 – 2012 D. phil, Ancient History, University of Oxford (Wadham College)

2012 – 2013 GDL, Oxford Brookes University

2013 – 2014 BPTC, BPP

 

Memberships

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Chancery Bar Association

COMBAR

 

Other Details:

VAT Registration Number: 235551808

Bar Membership Number: 63487

 

Andrew Brown