highly knowledgeable and totally calm, with an immense knowledge and understanding of real estate issues combined with a commercial vision.
Andrew trained and worked in Scotland before joining Freshfields and re-qualifying in 1997. He worked with Freehills and qualified in New South Wales in 2002 before joining Stevens & Bolton LLP in 2004. He became a partner in 2006.
Andrew has a wide range of experience acting for investors, developers, occupiers and funders. He has experience of working on large and complex transactions for a number of well known occupiers and funders. Sectors where Andrew has particular expertise include retail, leisure, industrial and distribution, healthcare and franchising.
His clients include occupiers with large portfolios of properties and those engaged in active expansion programmes, including retailers and franchise businesses in the food and beverage sectors. He acts for developers, occupiers and funders of medical centre developments and care homes. Funder work includes advice on residential and commercial developments and investments.
Andrew is ranked in Chambers UK 2017, in which he is described by clients as “highly knowledgeable and totally calm, with an immense knowledge and understanding of real estate issues combined with a commercial vision.” Chambers goes on to add, he is "very well versed in all aspects of commercial property including corporate occupancy". He is described in Chambers UK 2018 by clients as "always contactable and very good at working with me to ensure that I understand all the nuances and implications". A source describes Andrew as “approachable, pragmatic and sensible”.