Andrew Lord

Andrerw Lord colour

Email: sheffield.clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0114 273 8951

Year of call: 1999

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Andrew read law at the University of Durham. From there he undertook the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School. Whilst at Nottingham he won the prize for ‘Best Advocate’. He was called to the bar 1999 and is a member of Gray’s Inn.

His practice encompasses personal injury and housing litigation.

Andrew also practises in all areas of family law.

He does on a regular basis provide training direct to solicitors and to Local Authorities in respect of all the areas he practices in. He is happy to tailor directly to what solicitors’ request.

Memberships

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association

Expertise

  • Personal Injury

    Andrew has extensive experience of personal injury litigation, appearing at fast and multi-track level. He also advises and is regularly asked to draft pleadings and schedules of loss. He has represented parties at JSMs.

    His forthright and practical approach to solving clients’ problems often sees him advising face to face in conference. He is fully able to utilise video and telephone conferencing facilities.

    Whilst undertaking a full range of interim applications he has also broadened his practice to include representing parties at inquests.

    His extensive experience is employed in the areas of road traffic litigation, with a particular interest in fatal accident litigation, actions arising from public liability, employers and occupiers liabilities.

    Cases

    Represented the Claimant – involving multiple accidents and extensive medical evidence. The case involved consideration of pre-existing injury and the impact this had upon not only general but also special damages.

    Represented the Claimant – extensive medical evidence and allegations that the injuries were fabricated.

    Represented the Defendant – high value fatal accident claim.

    Represented the Defendant – multi-party litigation with apportionment issues.

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  • Property and Private Client

    Andrew has considerable experience of acting on behalf of, and advising, Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords, particularly in the area of anti-social behaviour. The types of proceedings in which he has been instructed include:

    • Possession Claims where the breach of the tenancy agreement has been anti-social behaviour and/or rent arrears
    • Committal proceedings
    • Applications for Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions

    He also has significant experience in drafting Particulars of Claim and responses to Defences where it is suggested that the Human Rights Act [1998] and the Equality Act [2010] are invoked.

    In addition to representing and advising Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords, Andrew has a general landlord and tenant practice having been instructed to represent and advise landlords and tenants on issues including:

    • Possession Claims
    • Committal proceedings
    • Applications for Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions
    • Unlawful Eviction
    • Housing Disrepair
    • Landlord and Tenant Act [1954] claims
    • Claims in respect of the tenancy deposit scheme

    Cases

    Represented the Claimant – housing litigation and resisting multiple allegations of breach of equality legislation.

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  • Family - Children

    Andrew’s experience of public law proceedings, in both the county and high court is extensive. This ranges from care/supervision proceedings but also applications in respect of the revocation of placement orders and opposing adoptions. This has lead to Andrew also acting in judicial review proceedings arising out of matters relating to children.

    Andrew often deals with cases involving serious injury to children and ones that involve complex factual or medical evidence.

    In private law proceedings he mainly represents clients in either fact finding or final hearings. Again his forthright approach leads to practical solutions for his clients.

    Cases

    A Local Authority v B: High Court – issues of jurisdiction and foreign adoption.

    A Local Authority v M: High Court – issues of jurisdiction and child exploitation.

    A Local Authority v P: Complex medical evidence and drafting of schedule of findings.

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  • Family - Finance

    Andrew has extensive experience of representing many different parties within the areas in which he practises. He is known for his forthright practical approach to solving his clients’ legal problems.

    Andrew specialises in financial remedy proceedings and also TOLATA proceedings. He acts for husbands, wives and interveners in almost equal measure. His busy practice encompasses medium to high value cases. He likes to be involved at an early stage providing advice both on paper and in conference.

    At Court his forthright practical approach and his tough negotiating skills often bring cases to a cost effective and successful conclusion.

    His cases often involve hidden assets, ones requiring the application of section 37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act, inherited wealth and overseas assets.

    He has advised on Barder events.

    Cases

    W v W: Financial remedy proceedings involving multiple interveners, assets held on trust and companies.

    H v H: Financial remedy proceedings involving expert accounting evidence, partnership and inherited wealth.

    YvY : Financial remedy with section 37 argument involving multiple intervenors and substantial assets.

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